Justice and Home Affairs Council, 21/04/2016 – Consilium – The European Council


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Read first hand what the European Council are doing about security, borders and migration. The Council discussed security and border issues. Ministers examined the latest developments concerning migration.

Source: Justice and Home Affairs Council, 21/04/2016 – Consilium

I was interested by the choice of language and emphasis. I got the sense that the urgency level was not entirely appropriate. There seems to be too much let’s wait and see, rather than preemptive action against scenarios.

Most important of all, I worry at trying to cannibalize European systems on weak foundations – many countries are struggling to track movement of people effectively. Having specialized in delivering radical systems’ solutions, I fear that the Council may not have fully explored the risks.