- 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.
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.
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)
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)
As Chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) I am happy to welcome you to this page.
The LIBE Committee is responsible for the vast majority of the legislation and democratic oversight of Justice and Home Affairs policies. Whilst doing so, it ensures the full respect of the Charter of Fundamental Rights within the EU, the European Convention on Human Rights and the strengthening of European citizenship.
Our Committee carries out its work in daily interactions with the European Commission (representing the European interest), the Council of Ministers (representing the 28 Member States' governments and national interests) and in close cooperation with national Parliaments. Regular exchanges also take place with representatives from the judiciary, law-enforcement authorities, academics and civil society.
While fully respecting the national legal order, Justice and Home Affairs policies are aimed at tackling issues of a common interest at the European level, such as: the fight against international crime and against terrorism, the protection of fundamental rights, ensuring data protection and privacy in a digital age, fighting against discrimination based on racial or ethnic origin, religion, belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.
The LIBE Committee will do its upmost to continue building a fruitful dialogue with all interested parties and especially with citizens.