This article critically examines the use and effectiveness of border controls in the European Union (EU)’s counter-terrorism policy. It shows that the EU has made substantial progress towards achieving the objectives that it had set for itself in this policy area, but has not managed to fulfil all of them, and certainly not by the deadlines originally set. It further argues that, contrary to their usual depiction in EU official documents, these border control measures make a limited contribution to the actual fight against terrorism, whilst having some negative effects. From that viewpoint, the fact that the EU has failed to meet all of its objectives in the use of border controls for counter-terrorist purposes may paradoxically be seen as a positive outcome.
|Number of pages||27|
|Journal||Intelligence and National Security|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Political Science and International Relations