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17-06-2015 - 15:41


Plenary debate and vote on Shareholders' Rights

06-07-2015 - 16:51

On 7 July, there will be a plenary debate on Shareholders' Rights (15.00-21.00), followed by the vote on the following day (12.00-14.30).

Exchange of views with Commissioner Vĕra Jourová

06-07-2015 - 16:50
Věra Jourová

On 13 July, at 15.00, an exchange of views will take place between the Committee on Legal Affairs and Vĕra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, in the context of the annual structured dialogue between Parliament and the Commission.

Votes in the Committee on Legal Affairs

06-07-2015 - 16:49
Committee vote

On 13 July, the Committee on Legal Affairs will vote on the possible extension of geographical indication protection to non-agricultural products, on the annual reports 2012-2013 on subsidiarity and proportionality, on the 30th and 31st annual reports on monitoring the application of EU Law (2012-2013), and on an opinion on Citizens' Initiatives. On 14 July, the committee will vote on the agreed text on the European Small Claims Procedure.

Presentation of the draft European Implementation Assessment of the 2001 Infosoc Directive

17-06-2015 - 15:15

JURI delegation to Munich/EPO (May 2015)

09-06-2015 - 11:50

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Small claims procedure: MEPs strike a deal with Council

JURI 23-06-2015 - 16:05

A draft law to improve and broaden the use of a simplified procedure for low-value cross-border claims to recover money from abroad, was informally agreed by MEPs and the Latvian Presidency of the Council on Tuesday. New rules, which still need to be approved by Parliament and the Council, would raise the threshold for claims covered by the procedure from EUR 2,000 to EUR 5,000. (Read more)


EU copyright reform must balance rightholders’ and users’ interests, say MEPs

JURI 16-06-2015 - 16:58

Forthcoming proposals to reform EU copyright law for the digital era and EU digital single market must protect Europe’s cultural diversity and citizens’ access to it, whilst striking a fair balance between the rights and interests of rightholders and users, say Legal Affairs Committee MEPs in a non-legislative resolution voted on Tuesday. (Read more)


Trade secrets: freedom of expression must be protected, say legal affairs MEPs

JURI 16-06-2015 - 12:52

Plans to help businesses obtain legal redress against the theft or misuse of their trade secrets were backed by the legal affairs committee on Tuesday. The committee clarified the draft rules to ensure respect for freedom of expression and information, including media freedom, and provide adequate protection for whistle-blowers. (Read more)

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17-06-2015 - 09:10
JURI Meeting
16-06-2015 - 15:27
JURI Meeting

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Pavel Svoboda, Chair, Committee on Legal Affairs

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.

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