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Abstract

Proposal for a council decision, Establishing the specific Programme "Prevention, Preparedness and Consequence Management of Terrorism", for the Period 2007-2013, General Programme "Security and Safeguarding Liberties", Proposal for a council decision, Establishing the specific Programme "Prevention of and Fight against Crime" for the Period 2007-2013, General Programme "Security and Safeguarding Liberties"
In its Communications setting out its strategic orientations for the definition of the Financial Perspectives 2007-20131, the Commission has already highlighted the objective of supporting the development of the area of Freedom, Security and Justice with adequate financial resources, to be included in a new Heading relating to "Citizenship, Freedom, Security and Justice". In accordance with the objectives set out by the European Council, the proposed framework programme 'Security and Safeguarding Liberties' would respond to the challenges indicated above.
Freedom can only be enjoyed within a framework of personal security provided by law. In particular, citizens� liberties and rights can only be guaranteed if they are sufficiently protected from criminal acts, which do not only threaten the freedom and rights of individuals but also the democratic society and the rule of law.
While Member States are taking their responsibility to ensure freedom and security for all in an area of Freedom, Security and Justice, European institutions must also contribute to tackling the security risks faced by citizens in their daily life. The protection of the life and the property of citizens is a core task giving legitimacy to public power and public policies, and citizens expect that threats to their health and safety will also be countered at European level. Moreover, freedom in a borderless Europe gives the Union a special responsibility.

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Record Number: 6856 / Last updated on: 2005-05-13
Category: COM DOCUMENT