This is one of the important papers from the 1990's. The European Union (EU) never really got its intelligence act together, and shows no signs of doing so today as this is loaded (2009). Editor Alessandro Politi coined the term “intelligence minuteman” in 1992, and is one of the leading minds in Europe on intelligence with integrity.
Eventually we must have a global intelligence network and policy, perhaps rooted in a United Nations Open-Source Decision-Support Information Network (UNODIN).
In the meantime, this paper is as good a review as any of why regional intelligence policies matter and are needed.