Weekly News Review

2nd May, 2003

Another major step towards an EU as super-security-state

Proposals being discussed by the Convention on the Future of Europe will lead to the creation of an EU Interior Ministry charged with the maintenance of law and order, internal security and external borders. For a full analysis go to here

Terrorists or protesters? Which does the EU want to control?

Find out at here

EU-USA agreements threaten civil liberties

The EU and USA don't always fail to see eye to eye. Read a full report and the text of the agreements under negotiation at here

EU immigration and refugee policy analysed

European Race Bulletin No. 43 from the Institute of Race Relations in London contains an in-depth analysis of EU immigration and refugee policy on the ground. Liz Fekete's "From refugee protection to managed migration: the EU's border control programme" is just one of the useful features in ERB43, which also contains the usual roundup of developments throughout Europe. In addition, the Bulletin looks at case details of 11 recent deaths which occurred during forced deportation.  For more information and subscription details go to www.irr.org.uk

Pascal Lamy Holds Court at the Oriental
Read Walden Bello's report on the meeting between European Union Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy and representatives of several Bangkok - based NGOs at here