Challenges to European security in the process of globalization

Danguolė Seniutienė, Paulo Fernando Violante de Oliveira, Antanas Janušauskas

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This article presents actual problems, related to regional security, which occur in EU in the process of globalization. These long – existing practices of information-sharing and transnational police cooperation have accelerated in recent decades. Information travels instantaneously in cyberspace; speedy transportation brings the most distant and exotic lands within the reach of the intrepid traveler, including police officials; the world’s economy and financial system are intricately integrated and respond to butterfly disturbances in any part of the globe; crime and insecurity are not limited by borders. Globalization affects people’s lives in many states; nevertheless, the ongoing changes do not after the system of the hierarchy of human need: the most important needs of each person are needs for security and welfare. Economic and political integration, the European Union being the most advanced example, have necessitated a concomitant integration, harmonization and cooperation among laws, policies and agencies. In the EU, this now means working in an increasingly borderless “Schengen space.” This article aims to reveal the major threats emerging regional security and sought a proposal from the law enforcementauthorities’ activities of overall coordination, discussed priority areas of co-operation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-17
JournalJournal of international relations and foreign policy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • Regional security
  • International organizations
  • Law enforcement authorities co-operation

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