60 Ideas for Europe

On the one hand, the EMI is pleased to note that the new art. 73 TFEU establishes the possibility of cooperation and coordination, if not de jure at least de facto, between different Member States to promote greater liberty, security and justice (SLSJ). At the same time, the EMI regrets that a unanimous decision is required for police cooperation to deal with trans-national crime (Art. 89) and also for enhanced cooperation (Art. 331.2 last paragraph). This situation is not acceptable and is a case of “so near and yet so far”.

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