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Civil liberties MEPs to debate how return to death penalty could hurt EU status

LIBE 07-05-2015 - 10:00

The possible effects of an EU member state decision to reintroduce the death penalty, including those on its rights and status as a member state, will be debated in the Civil Liberties Committee on Thursday at 16.30. (Přečtěte si více)

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Unaccompanied minors’ asylum applications: process where the kids are, say MEPs

LIBE 06-05-2015 - 14:22

EU asylum applications for unaccompanied minors should be processed in the EU country where the child is present, even if this is not where the child first applied, said Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Wednesday. Processing where children are present is usually in their best interests, and avoids moving them unnecessarily between member states, say the committee’s amendments to the Dublin Regulation, which determines which member state should examine asylum applications. (Přečtěte si více)

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Fair trials: MEPs strengthen EU-wide standards for legal aid

LIBE 06-05-2015 - 12:24

People who are suspected or accused of a crime, or are named in a European Arrest Warrant, but cannot afford a lawyer or court proceedings, should have access to EU member state funding and assistance for both “provisional” and "ordinary” legal aid, say Civil Liberties MEPs in amendments, voted on Wednesday, to a proposed EU directive on fair trial rights. (Přečtěte si více)

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Fair trials: MEPs beef up draft EU law on presumption of innocence

LIBE 31-03-2015 - 10:46

Draft EU rules to ensure that the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty is fully respected in member states were approved by the Civil Liberties Committee on Tuesday. MEPs inserted amendments to prevent statements by public authorities that might suggest a suspect is guilty before a final conviction, ensure that the burden of proof stays with the prosecution and guarantee the rights to remain silent, not to incriminate oneself and to be present at trial. (Přečtěte si více)

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Changes to planned European Passenger Name Record (PNR) system discussed by MEPs

LIBE 26-02-2015 - 18:38

A new draft text on an EU system for the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data, tabled by lead MEP Timothy Kirkhope (ECR, UK), was discussed in the civil liberties committee on Thursday morning. (Přečtěte si více)

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Fair trials for children: MEPs amend rules to establish strong EU-wide standards

LIBE 05-02-2015 - 11:52

Draft EU rules to ensure that children suspected or accused of a crime are assisted by a lawyer at all stages of criminal proceedings in any EU country were approved by the Civil Liberties Committee on Thursday. MEPs also made sure that children will be individually assessed by qualified staff, can be heard and state their views in a trial and are kept separate from adult inmates, even, in some cases, after they are 18 years old. (Přečtěte si více)

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Money laundering: company owner lists to fight tax crime and terrorist financing

ECON LIBE 27-01-2015 - 15:30

The ultimate owners of companies will have to be listed in central registers in EU countries, open both to the authorities and to people with a "legitimate interest", such as journalists, under a Parliament/Council deal endorsed by the Economic and Monetary Affairs and Civil Liberties committees on Tuesday. The new anti-money laundering directive aims to help to fight money laundering, tax crimes and terrorist financing. New rules to make it easier to trace transfers of funds were also approved. (Přečtěte si více)

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Latvian Presidency priorities discussed by EP committees

AFET DEVE INTA ECON JURI CULT AFCO LIBE FEMM ENVI EMPL IMCO ITRE REGI TRAN PECH AGRI 22-01-2015 - 14:32

The priorities of Latvia’s EU Council Presidency will be outlined to the various parliamentary committees by Latvian ministers in a series of meetings to be held during the last two weeks of January. (Přečtěte si více)

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Human rights in Hungary to be discussed by the Civil Liberties Committee

LIBE 21-01-2015 - 18:13

The human rights situation in Hungary will be assessed at a mini-hearing on Thursday morning. The invited guests, representing all sides of the debate, are investigative journalist and editor of atlatszo.hu Attila MONG, head of Ökotárs Foundation Veronika MÓRA, government spokesman in charge of international media Zoltán KOVÁCS, spokesman of pro-government NGO Civil Union Forum Tamás FRITZ, Anne WEBER of the Council of Europe and Barbora CERNUSAKOVA of Amnesty International. (Přečtěte si více)

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Money laundering: Parliament and Council negotiators agree on central registers

LIBE ECON 17-12-2014 - 09:47

The ultimate owners of companies would have to be listed in central registers in EU countries, accessible to people with a "legitimate interest", such as investigative journalists and other concerned citizens, under a deal struck by Parliament and Council negotiators on a draft EU anti-money laundering directive on Tuesday. The rules would also require banks, auditors, lawyers, real estate agents and casinos, among others, to be more vigilant about suspicious transactions made by their clients. (Přečtěte si více)