Will giving up the UK’s veto over Home Affairs threaten the UK’s legal system?

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Publication Date 2006
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At the European Council on 15 June 2006, EU leaders instructed the EU Commission to draw up proposals to transfer issues of criminal law and police co-operation from the third pillar of the EU treaties into the first pillar. This would abolish the national veto and would greatly increase the
powers of both the EU Commission and European Court of Justice (ECJ) over a sensitive area of national policy. It would give the Commission sole right to propose laws in this area.
Briefing note fears for the consequences for the United Kingdom if this proposal is adopted.

Source Link http://www.openeurope.org.uk/research/jha_veto.pdf
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European Commission: Press Release: IP/06/848: From Tampere to Tampere: Commission responds to EU citizen’s demands to build up Europe as an area of freedom, security and justice http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/06/848&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en

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