Chapter

A question of credibility: legislation, agencies and the implementation gap

David Brown

in The European Union, Counter Terrorism and Police Co-operation, 1991-2007

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780719074646
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701911 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719074646.003.0005
A question of credibility: legislation, agencies and the implementation gap

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter examines the legislative output of the European Union in terms of the Third Pillar and in relation to key legislative and agency developments in counter-terrorism and police co-operation. It considers the developing implementation gap which could undermine the European Union's claims to credibly ‘add value’ and evaluates the contribution of agencies such as Europol and Eurojust in counter-terrorism efforts. This chapter suggests that in comparison to the remainder of the Third Pillar's matters of common interest, counter-terrorism seems very much the poor relation both in terms of the quantity and quality of instruments used and the initial pre-September 11 plans for future development.

Keywords: Third Pillar; legislative output; European Union; counter-terrorism; police-co-operation; implementation gap; Europol; Eurojust

Chapter.  22101 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.