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Next LIBE committee meetings

02-03-2015 - 11:15

 
- Thursday, 5 March 2015, 9.00 - 12.30 (Brussels), room József Antall (JAN) 6Q2

Extraordinary LIBE Committee meeting
- Monday, 9 March 2015, 19.00 - 19.45 (Strasbourg), room Salvador de Madariaga (SDM) S1

 All the meetings are broadcasted live and recorded unless otherwise indicated.

Highlights

Joint discussion on visa package, 5.03

25-02-2015 - 17:16
Smart borders

In the meeting on 5 March at 9.00 in room Paul-Henri Spaak (PHS) 3C050 LIBE Committee will hold a joint debate on the visa package. Mr Juan Fernando LÓPEZ AGUILAR (S&D) will present his working document on the revision of the Visa Code 2014/0094(COD) on the procedures and conditions for issuing visas. Mr Brice HORTEFEUX (EPP) will present his working document on establishing a Touring Visa (2014/0095(COD)). Also the study on Humanitarian Visa will be presented.

Presentation of the draft report on the Use of PNR data - 26/02

25-02-2015 - 14:52
top story icon PNR

The PNR legislative proposal (2011/0023(COD)) is pending since 2011. It was rejected in LIBE and referred back to the Committee by plenary in 2013. The main points of discussion in the past were the necessity and proportionality of the proposal, scope (list of offences), retention periods, intra/international flights, data protection issues and connection with the on-going data protection reform, as well as recently consequences of the ECJ data retention judgment. The LIBE Rapporteur Mr.Timothy KIRKHOPE (ECR) prepared a new version of the draft report which was presented on 26 February 2015 in the LIBE Committee.

Study "Cross-border Parental Child Abduction in the European Union"

25-02-2015 - 14:45
Child abduction

Upon request by the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), this study aims at analysing the international, European and national legal framework applicable to cross-border parental child abduction, with a view to proposing recommendations for the improvement of the current system.

Interparliamentary Committee meeting on the Smart Borders Package

18-02-2015 - 17:24
Smart borders

On 23 and 24 February 2015 in room József Antall (JAN) 6Q2, LIBE Committee together with the Directorate for Relations with National Parliaments held an Interparliamentary Committee meeting on the Smart Borders Package: European challenges, national experiences, the way ahead.

The meeting was intended to serve as a forum for an exchange of views and information among national and European parliamentarians on the Commission's legislative proposals on the Entry/ExitSystem (COM(2013)95) and the Registered Traveller Programme (COM(2013)97). The input of national parliaments is sought against the background of very diverging national situations (as regards their geographical location, the types of borders, the travel flows etc.) and experiences (as regards, for example, the use of national entry/exit systems or types of registered traveller programmes).

The meeting was webstreamed.

LIBE mission to Frontex, Warsaw, 16-17 February 2015

11-02-2015 - 14:42
Boat with full of refugees

On 16 and 17 February LIBE Committee sent a mission to visit the Frontex agency in Warsaw, Poland, which deals with the management of the external borders of the Union. The purpose of the mission was to discuss all issues related to the management of the agency, budget control, fundamental rights and recent developments, including the Triton operation in the Mediterranean and the role of Frontex in Eurosur.

Latest press releases

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Changes to planned European Passenger Name Record (PNR) system discussed by MEPs

LIBE 26-02-2015 - 18:38

A new draft text on an EU system for the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data, tabled by lead MEP Timothy Kirkhope (ECR, UK), was discussed in the civil liberties committee on Thursday morning. (Read more)

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Fair trials for children: MEPs amend rules to establish strong EU-wide standards

LIBE 05-02-2015 - 11:52

Draft EU rules to ensure that children suspected or accused of a crime are assisted by a lawyer at all stages of criminal proceedings in any EU country were approved by the Civil Liberties Committee on Thursday. MEPs also made sure that children will be individually assessed by qualified staff, can be heard and state their views in a trial and are kept separate from adult inmates, even, in some cases, after they are 18 years old. (Read more)

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