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“One of Us” Citizens’ Initiative – Public Hearing, 10.04.2014

A public hearing on the European Citizens’ Initiative “One of Us” will be organised on 10.04.2014 in the European Parliament’s premises in Brussels, room JAN 4Q2, from 09.00 to 12.30.
The initiative asks the EU to prohibit the financing of activities which presuppose the destruction of human embryos, especially in the areas of research, development aid and public health. The event is organised jointly by the Committee on Development, the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and the Committee on Legal Affairs, in association with the Petitions Committee.
Deadline for registration: 06.04.2014.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via e-mail: ECI.Hearing.OneOfUs@ep.europa.eu.

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PETI DEVE JURI ITRE 09-04-2014 - 15:13  

The “One of Us” European Citizens’ Initiative campaign to ban EU funding for activities that “presuppose the destruction of human embryos” will get a public hearing in the European Parliament on Thursday 10 April at 09.00. Its petition has been signed by 1.7 million EU citizens.

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Committee responsible for:
1.    the interpretation and application of European law, compliance of European 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.    the simplification of Community law, in particular legislative proposals for its official codification;
4.    the legal protection of Parliament's rights and prerogatives, including its involvement in actions before the Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance;
5.    Community 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 Communities;
10.  privileges and immunities as well as verification of Members' credentials;
11.  the organisation and statute of the Court of Justice;
12.  the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market.
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Ubi societas, ibi ius; ubi ius, ibi societas
The Committee, otherwise known by its French acronym "JURI", is closely involved in helping citizens in their daily lives across the Union, through its responsibility for legislation in the field of civil law and private international law. As the Committee responsible for company law, it is also at the forefront of making life easier for businesses trading in the internal market. Competitiveness is also at the heart of our preoccupations, in particular through the big debate currently taking place on the protection of intellectual and industrial property.
The Committee is also responsible for the law governing the Union's administration and for parliamentary law, which includes the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, parliamentary immunity and the verification of Members' credentials after their election.
This Committee also has a highly specialised role as the legal adviser of Parliament on a certain number of horizontal questions: the legal basis of Union acts, implementing and delegated acts, and subsidiarity and disputes involving Parliament. Raising awareness within Parliament of the better lawmaking and simplification challenges is also one of the Committee's key concerns.
I hope that you will find this webpage helpful and informative.
Yours sincerely,

Klaus-Heiner Lehne, Chairman