Customs Cooperation in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice - The Role of Customs in the Management of the External Border of the EU

15-04-2011

This study contrasts the current role of customs at the external borders with what it is supposed to be like. The considerable imbalance we encounter between the involvement of customs and border guards impedes the smooth operation of border control and poses security risks for the Union and its citizens, including terrorist attacks. This study analyses the causes of this imbalance and proposes appropriate solutions in line with international standards.

This study contrasts the current role of customs at the external borders with what it is supposed to be like. The considerable imbalance we encounter between the involvement of customs and border guards impedes the smooth operation of border control and poses security risks for the Union and its citizens, including terrorist attacks. This study analyses the causes of this imbalance and proposes appropriate solutions in line with international standards.

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Peter HOBBING (Under coordination of the Justice and Home Affairs Section of the Centre for European Policy Studies - CEPS)