The Council of the EU adopted an Internal Security Strategy Draft

On the 25th of February 2010 the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted an Internal Security Strategy Draft. According to the draft security is one of the major priorities in conditions of technological advances and lack of internal borders. The aim is to cover all threats facing the lives and safety of citizens, including natural and man-made disasters.

The Strategy sets out the basis of the European Security Model and emphasizes on the synergy between the law-enforcement, the integrated border management and the criminal justice system. The document includes: strategy development principles; common threats against the EU security; appropriate responses to those challenges; cooperation mechanisms; guidance for guaranteeing internal security; strategy implementation.

The draft outlines the common threats against the EU security: terrorism; serious, organized and cross-border crime including trafficking in human beings, drugs and arms; sexual exploitation of minors and child pornography; money laundering, document frauds, cyber-crime, acts of violation among young people and in public.

The counteraction guidelines include: a wide and comprehensive approach to internal security; democratic and judicial supervision of security activities; prevention and anticipation through proactive, intelligence-led approach; development of comprehensive approach for information exchange; operational and judicial cooperation; integrated border management; innovation and training; cooperation with non-EU countries as an external dimension of internal security; flexibility and adaptability to future challenges.