Har den svenska regeringen med moderaterna helt tappat konceptet Har verkligen Beatrice Ask deltagit i att ta fram rapporten Freedom, Security, Privacy – European Home Affairs in an Open World som den beskrivs. Att skapa en europeiskt superpolis med integrerad brottsbekämpning, integrationspolitik, underrättelsetjänst och inte minst para-militära styrkor som ska slå till mot ’hot’ långt utanför Europas gränser verkar som fria fantasier.
Allt det ska slås samman med USA i ett Euro-Atlantiskt säkerhetssamarbete där miljoner uppgifter som insamlas över Europer ska delas mellan USA och EU.
Om detta inte bara är ett hugskott från en EU arbetsgrupp verkar det vara ett försök att skapa ett Europeiskt homeland security departement. Något som är en idiotisk tanke om man ser hur ineffektivt superbrykratin i HS är i USA. EU behöver inte en gigantisk superpolis sammanslagen med USA.
Det var förövrigt det amerikansk homeland security departementet som Sverige skrev under ett avtal med om teknik och metod utbyte för FRA.
Något som får mig att reagera är citat som det nedan. Uppebarligen ska yttrandefrihet på nätet dras in för det som anses som terrorist propaganda.
The internet ”has become a decisive vector for radicalisation” notes
the report, which urges the EU to make a more proactive use of the
internet with the aim of ”de-radicalisation”.
It says more needs
to be done online to challenge the terrorist message while making it
very clear that terrorist speech leads to further aggression and is not
covered by freedom of speech.
Finns det sedan någon som överhuvudtaget hör talas om SitCen eller det gemensama underättelsesamarbetet från våra Svenska politiker. Sover ministrarna och Eu-parlamentarikerna när det gäller den Europeiska säkerhetsapparat som byggs upp. Varför debatteras inte detta av våra rikspolitiker?
It suggests SitCen – the EU’s joint situation centre – which is
responsible for monitoring crisis regions, terrorism and providing the
council of ministers with intelligence-based assessments on counter
terrorism may play a role.
Civil liberties groups such as
Statewatch have in the past expressed concern about a lack of
accountability regarding the operation of SitCen and the wider
development of the EU’s role in security and intelligence matters.
Rapporten ska tydligen om författarna får som de vill lägga grunden för utvecklingen av den gememsamma anti-terrorism politiken fram till 2014
Är det möjligen dags att protestera nu innan besluten blir verklighet?
The 53-page report drafted by the Future Group of interior and justice ministers from six EU member states – Germany, France, Sweden, Portugal, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic -argues Europe will need to integrate much of its policing, intelligence-gathering, and policy-making if it is to tackle terrorism, organised crime, and legal and illegal immigration.
The report, seen by the Guardian, was submitted to EU governments last month following 18 months of work. The group, which also includes senior officials from the European Commission, was established by Germany last year and charged with drafting a blueprint for security and justice policy over the next five years.
Baroness Scotland, the UK attorney general, had observer status with the group to assess the implications for Britain, whose legal system, unlike continental Europe, is based on the common law.
The group’s controversial proposals are certain to trigger major disputes, not least its calls for Europe to create an expeditionary corps of armed gendarmerie for paramilitary intervention overseas.
The report said the EU would fail to beat terrorism unless it developed a full partnership with Washington, a process currently pushing ahead in fits and starts.
”The EU should make up its mind with regard to the political objective of achieving a Euro-Atlantic area of cooperation with the United States in the field of freedom, security and justice,” it said.
Such a pact, which should be finalised by 2014 at the latest, would entail the transfer of vast volumes of information on European citizens and travellers to the US authorities. Negotiations have long been under way to agree such a pact, but have been bedevilled by divergences in privacy law and data protection regimes.
The US is already demanding that EU countries sign up for a battery of security measures on transatlantic flights and the supply of personal information on passengers if they are to enjoy visa-free travel to the US. Under one such accord struck in March between Washington and Berlin, the Germans are to make DNA and biometric information on travellers available.
The European Commission and the US homeland security department are also trying to iron out discrepancies in privacy laws to allow the wholesale exchange of data. The aim is to reach a binding international agreement this year or next.
Last month the American Civil Liberties Union wrote to MEPs pressing Brussels to reject US pressure because the US is ”a country that, in privacy terms, is all but lawless … US privacy laws are weak. They offer little protection to citizens and virtually none to non-citizens.”
While urging a comprehensive transatlantic electronic pact, the Future Group focuses mainly on boosting police cooperation and integration between EU states, policies which would reinforce the powers of European agencies and institutions bearing acronyms such as Europol, Eurojust, Frontex, and Sitcen and perhaps see new agencies established to deal with security and intelligence operations.
Several member states, not least Britain, will have deep qualms about the proposals, with the British likely to balk at automatic pooling of national intelligence.
Anti-terrorist campaigns can only be effective if ”maximum information flow between [EU] member states is guaranteed,” the report said. ”Relevant security-related information should be available to all security authorities in the member states.” It said ”networks of anti-terrorist centres” was a possible solution.
While cooperation between national police forces in the EU was advancing, the report conceded that the sharing of espionage and intelligence material was a ”considerable challenge” as it clashed with the ”principle of confidentiality” that is the basis for successful exchanges.
The report calls for a bigger role for ”Sitcen” in coordinating intelligence sharing. Sitcen, or the Joint Situation Centre, is a shadowy intelligence body based in Brussels which started as a foreign policy tool supplying analysis on international crises to Javier Solana, the EU foreign policy chief, but which now focuses on counter-terrorism and internal security policy.