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Clampdown on terrorism -new counter-terrorism law backed by civil liberties MEPs

LIBE 05-12-2016 - 19:09

Foreign fighters as well as “lone wolves” training and preparing terrorist attacks on European soil will be criminalised under new EU-rules to fight terrorism backed on Monday. (Přečtěte si více)

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Mandatory checks at EU external borders: deal done by MEPs and ministers

LIBE 05-12-2016 - 19:07

All EU citizens and third country nationals entering or leaving the EU will be checked against databases, e.g. of lost and stolen documents, under a draft law informally agreed by MEPs and EU ministers on Monday. (Přečtěte si více)

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EU-US deal on law enforcement data transfers backed by Civil Liberties Committee

LIBE 24-11-2016 - 11:01

The EU-US data protection framework, known as the “Umbrella Agreement” was backed by a large majority in the Civil Liberties Committee on Thursday morning. The deal will ensure high, binding data protection standards for data exchanged by police and law enforcement authorities across the Atlantic. (Přečtěte si více)

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Don’t incite fear and hatred of migrants and refugees, MEPs urge EU countries

LIBE 17-11-2016 - 16:46

EU member states should “refrain from inciting fear and hatred in their citizens towards migrants and asylum-seekers for political gains”, said Civil Liberties Committee MEPs voting a resolution on fundamental rights in the EU on Thursday. The rights to free movement and life-saving abortion are also stressed in the text, which will now be put to a vote by Parliament as a whole. (Přečtěte si více)

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Civil liberties MEPs back plans to waive visa requirements for Ukrainians

LIBE 26-09-2016 - 17:58

Plans to waive visa requirements for Ukrainian citizens entering the Schengen area were approved by the Civil Liberties Committee on Monday. If approved by Parliament and Council, it will allow Ukrainians who have a biometric passport to enter the EU area without a visa for 90 days in any 180-day period, for business, tourist or family purposes. (Přečtěte si více)

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Civil Liberties MEPs quiz Gilles de Kerchove on counter-terrorism measures

LIBE 26-09-2016 - 17:34

In the wake of this summer’s terrorist attacks in Europe, EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove debated trends revealed by such attacks and EU counter-terrorism measures with Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Monday afternoon. (Přečtěte si více)

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MEPs in Lebanon: funding alone not enough, better resettlement tools needed

LIBE 22-09-2016 - 16:32

With around 1.5 million refugees fleeing to Lebanon since the start of the war in Syria, it is clear that the situation in the country is untenable and that substantial help is needed to avoid a complete breakdown, not only in terms of financial assistance, but also through improved resettlement tools, says Civil Liberties Committee Chair Claude Moraes, who this week headed a delegation to Beirut. (Přečtěte si více)

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Refugee resettlement - Civil Liberties MEPs in Lebanon

LIBE 19-09-2016 - 11:11

A 7-strong delegation of Civil Liberties Committee MEPs will be in Lebanon this week to look into the situation of refugees and resettlement. MEPs will visit refugee camps and meet UNHCR, UNICEF, UNRWA, international NGOs and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) staff working with the refugees. They will also meet representatives of the Lebanese Parliament and Minister for Social Affairs Mr Rashed Derbas (tbc). (Přečtěte si více)

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Civil liberties MEPs to assess UK candidate for Commissioner for Security Union

LIBE 12-09-2016 - 15:48

Civil Liberties Committee MEPs will quiz UK candidate Commissioner for the Security Union Sir Julian King in Strasbourg on Monday evening to assess his candidature. Based on the committee’s recommendation, Parliament’s Conference of Presidents (EP President and political group leaders) will then decide whether to close the hearing procedure after which the full House can take a vote on Thursday. (Přečtěte si více)

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Civil liberties MEPs back visa waivers for Kosovo and Georgia

LIBE 05-09-2016 - 18:43

Plans to grant citizens of Kosovo and Georgia the right to travel to the Schengen area without a visa were backed by Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Monday. (Přečtěte si více)