Christine Wicht

is a business economist and freelance author.


More security at any price

The Stockholm Programme of the European Union

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.