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Next Committee meeting will take place in Brussels:
 - on 3 September 2014, 09.00 - 12.30 and 15.00 - 18.30.
 
 
 

   
 
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Appointment of Commissioner Reicherts

The FEMM, LIBE and JURI Committees held an exchange of views with Ms Martine Reicherts on 14.07.14 in Strasbourg. Ms Reicherts has been designated for the portfolio of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship. The European Parliament has approved Ms Reicherts' appointment as Commissioner during its plenary sitting of 16.07.14. Her mandate is expected to last until the end of October, when a new Commission is to be set up.
 

   
Pavel Svoboda elected chair of the Committee on Legal Affairs

Pavel Svoboda is the new chair of the Committee on Legal Affairs, elected by acclamation on 07.07.14. During its constituent meeting, the Committee has also elected its vice-chairs Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg, Jean-Marie Cavada, Axel Voss, and Mady Delvaux-Stehres. Together, the chair and vice-chairs make up the bureau of the Committee, elected for a two-and-a-half year term. The first meeting of the Committee on Legal Affairs will take place on 10.07.2014.
 

   
 
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JURI LIBE BUDG FEMM ECON ITRE 15-07-2014 - 10:47  

Four candidate EU Commissioners, nominated to replace those who left to become MEPs, were given committee hearings on Monday. The four, who if confirmed by the full House will serve for the rest of the Commission’s current term, are Jyrki Katainen (Finland), Ferdinando Nelli Feroci (Italy) Martine Reicherts (Luxembourg) and Jacek Dominik (Poland).

DEVE INTA BUDG CONT ECON JURI CULT AFCO LIBE AFET PETI FEMM DROI SEDE ENVI EMPL IMCO ITRE REGI TRAN PECH AGRI 08-07-2014 - 11:26  

After the election of a President, Vice-Presidents and Quaestors of the European Parliament in Strasbourg last week, parliamentary committees convened on Monday in Brussels to elect chairpersons and their deputies for next two and a half years.

Presentation and responsibilities
 
Committee responsible for:
 
1.    the interpretation, application and monitoring of Union law and compliance of Union acts with primary law, notably the choice of legal bases and respect for the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality;
 
2.    the interpretation and application of international law, in so far as the European Union is affected;
 
3.    better law-making and the simplification of Union law;
 
4.    the legal protection of Parliament's rights and prerogatives, including its involvement in actions before the Court of Justice of the European Union;
 
5.    Union acts which affect the Member States' legal order, namely in the fields of:
 
(a)    civil and commercial law,
 
(b)    company law,
 
(c)    intellectual property law,
 
(d)    procedural law;
 
6.    measures concerning judicial and administrative cooperation in civil matters;
 
7.    environmental liability and sanctions against environmental crime;
 
8.    ethical questions related to new technologies, applying the procedure with associated committees with the relevant committees;
 
9.    the Statute for Members and the Staff Regulations of the European Union;
 
10.    privileges and immunities as well as verification of Members' credentials;
 
11.    the organisation and statute of the Court of Justice of the European Union;
 
12.    the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market.
 
 
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