June 15 (ASP 1G3):
JURI Committee Meeting from 15:00 to 16:00
Public Hearing: The case for European minimum standards for civil procedure from 16:00 to 17:30
JURI Committee Meeting from 17:30 to 18:30
June 16 (ASP 1G3):
JURI Committee Meeting from 09:00 to 12:30 and 15:00 to 18:30
June 17 (ASP 1G2):
The workshop organised by DG IPOL's Policy Department C from 09:00 to 12:30
On 17 June 2015 the Committee on Legal Affairs will hold a Workshop on Civil Judicial Experts in the EU. Despite the emergence of judicial cooperation in civil matters making it easier to handle cross border litigation, national rules governing judicial technical expertise vary considerably within the EU. Practical and legal problems can arise when experts are called to conduct their expertise differently according to their Member State's legislation, including problems relating to procedural aspects. The question of the approximation of the rules on judicial exerts and the relevance of other solutions such as the introduction of an EU list of judicial experts or the creation of a specific status of expert generally recognised in the EU is therefore raised.
Against this background, the workshop will bring together Members of the European Parliament and a number of experts,practitioners and academics with a view to discussing about the differences between national rules on judicial technical expertise, the difficulties in cross-border situations and possible ways of addressing them.The workshop is organised by DG IPOL's Policy Department C from 09:00 to 12:30 in ASP 1G2, European Parliament, Brussels.
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Responsible for intellectual property, the committee will be dealing in this legislature with the reform of the EU's trademark rules, trade secrets and the future of copyright, following its previous work on digital rights management and copyright in the information society.
As far as concerns company law, its first priorities will be to finish work on the new insolvency rules and consider the new proposal on single member private limited companies. At the same time, the committee will be maintaining its focus on citizens, families and businesses in the internal market with the forthcoming review of the private international law rules on jurisdiction and recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility (including child abduction) and the proposal for updating the small claims procedure.
Lastly, the committee helps Parliament as a whole build an informed opinion on a number of very technical issues, including supervising the use of delegated and implementing legislation, ensuring proper consideration is given to input from national Parliaments under the subsidiarity mechanism and taking decisions on the defence of Parliament's interests in court.
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Pavel Svoboda, Chair