Grupa G-6 a strategia antyterrorystyczna Unii Europejskiej
The present paper seeks to analyze the activities of the Group of Six (G-6) in the field of prevention and combating terrorism in the context of the EU’s anti-terrorism strategy. G6 is an example of initiatives which were born outside the legal-institutional framework of the European Union yet were aiming to bring about a significant change in the process of European integration. As an informal forum of consultations between the leading EU member states in the area of internal security policy, the Group of Six since its establishment in 2003 has exercised a considerable impact on EU cooperation in justice and home affairs, particularly on anti-terrorism strategy developed both in the framework of the EU as well as in the transatlantic dimension. The thesis put forward in this paper is the following: G-6 contributed to an activation of internal security policy during the crisis in the EU’s area of freedom, security and justice. The reform of European integration resulted in a change in the very formula of G-6 cooperation and a shift of preferences towards transatlantic homeland security. The new role of G-6 consists in stimulating transatlantic dialogue in the area of homeland security due to flexible and discreet formula of cooperation between the US and major EU member states.