Hi-Tech Fortress Europe

, by Eurozine , Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik

The Stockholm Programme, the latest in a series of EU agreements on security policy, was endorsed in December 2009. Based on the "principle of availability", the Programme plans to enable the cross-border collection, processing and sharing of data on a massive scale. Supposedly promoting "openness and security", it is a further step towards a hi-tech Fortress Europe, writes Christine Wicht. Read piece