A New ‘Area of Freedom, Security and Justice’ for the Enlarged EU? The Results of the European Convention

  • Jörg Monar
Part of the One Europe or Several? book series (OES)


Future historians are likely to regard the European Union’s creation of the ‘area of freedom, security and justice’ (AFSJ), with its large array of justice and home affairs (JHA) policy-making areas, as one of the most significant developments in the European integration process at the beginning of the twenty-first century. This may at first seem a slightly exaggerated statement, but it is supported by the following three considerations.


Member State Majority Vote European Convention Criminal Procedure European Parliament 
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