A new standard European travel document to speed the return of non-EU nationals staying "irregularly" in EU member states without valid passports or identity cards was informally agreed by MEPs and EU ministers on Thursday evening. A key goal during the talks has been to increase third countries’ acceptance of the document through improved technical details. To enter into force, this informal deal needs to be formally endorsed by the full Parliament and the Council of Ministers. (Læs mere)
The creation of an EU border control system received a first green light from Parliament and Council negotiators on Tuesday night. The cornerstone of the deal is to upgrade today’s Frontex border agency, which, together with national border management authorities, will form a European Border and Coast Guard. It is now up to member states and Parliament as a whole to endorse the agreement. (Læs mere)
The European Union should check the veracity of reports that Turkish border guards are shooting and killing Syrians who are trying to flee their country, said the Civil Liberties Committee on Tuesday. MEPs also asked the European Commission to assess whether the EU-Turkey deal to manage migration and refugee flows can continue to apply in these circumstances. (Læs mere)
An EU Commission plan to systematically check all EU citizens entering or leaving the EU was endorsed by Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Tuesday. Members amended the proposal to enable member states to run targeted checks, as an exception, in the event of lengthy delays and provided that security is not at risk. (Læs mere)
Whilst France is indeed grappling with a difficult security situation, it needs to find adequate long-term solutions, because the terrorist threat is likely to last, argued most MEPs in a Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee debate on Thursday with Ambassador and France’s Permanent representative to the EU Pierre Sellal. (Læs mere)
The European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS), which EU countries use to exchange information on the criminal convictions of EU citizens, should be extended to include non-EU nationals, Civil Liberties Committee MEPs said on Monday. MEPs also want the system to be used to check the criminal records of people seeking to work with children. (Læs mere)
The Commission's proposal for a standard EU travel document, to speed up the process of returning non-EU nationals who stay "irregularly" in EU member states without valid passports or identity cards, was endorsed by Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Monday. Members highlight that many EU countries are currently facing serious difficulties in returning these residents to their home countries in a safe and lawful way. (Læs mere)
Plans to set up an integrated EU border management system, with a flagship European Border and Coast Guard agency, bringing together Frontex and national border management authorities, were backed by the Civil Liberties Committee on Monday. They would enable extra border guard teams to be rapidly deployed to EU countries whose external borders are under pressure. National authorities would still manage their borders on a day-to-day basis, but could seek help from the new agency in a crisis. (Læs mere)
Som formand for Udvalget om Borgernes Rettigheder og Retlige og Indre Anliggender (LIBE) er jeg glad for at byde dig velkommen til denne side.
LIBE-Udvalget er ansvarlig for langt størstedelen af lovgivningen og den demokratiske kontrol inden for retlige og indre anliggender. Det sikrer samtidig fuld respekt for chartret om grundlæggende rettigheder inden for EU, den europæiske menneskerettighedskonvention og styrkelse af unionsborgerskabet.
Vores udvalg udfører sit arbejde i det daglige samspil med Kommissionen (der repræsenterer de europæiske interesser) og Ministerrådet (der repræsenterer de 28 medlemsstaters regeringer og nationale interesser), og i tæt samarbejde med de nationale parlamenter. Regelmæssige udvekslinger finder også sted med repræsentanter fra retsvæsenet, de retshåndhævende myndigheder, akademikere og civilsamfundet.
Med fuld respekt for den nationale retsorden fokuserer de retlige og indre anliggender på at tackle spørgsmål af fælles interesse på europæisk plan såsom: kampen mod international kriminalitet og terrorisme, beskyttelse af grundlæggende rettigheder, beskyttelse af personoplysninger og privatlivets fred i en digital tidsalder og bekæmpelse af forskelsbehandling på grund af race eller etnisk oprindelse, religion, tro, handicap, alder eller seksuel orientering.
LIBE-Udvalget vil gøre sit yderste for at fortsætte opbygningen af en frugtbar dialog med alle interesserede parter, og især med borgerne.