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Data protection reform: lead MEPs optimistic about reaching a deal by year’s-end

LIBE 30-11-2015 - 18:59

Civil Liberties Committee MEPs negotiating the EU data protection reform (regulation and directive) in three-way “trilogue” talks with the Council and Commission briefed the committee on their progress on Monday evening. Both rapporteurs aim to reach a deal on these files by the end of 2015. (Read more)


Europol: deal on new powers to step up EU police cooperation and fight terrorism

LIBE 30-11-2015 - 18:49

The EU police agency Europol will be able to step up efforts to fight terrorism, cybercrime and other criminal offences and respond faster, thanks to a deal struck by Parliament and Council on new governance rules endorsed by Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Monday. The new powers come with strong data protection safeguards and democratic oversight. (Read more)


Make it easier for migrants to complain about Frontex border guards, MEP say

PETI LIBE 24-11-2015 - 11:45

The EU’s Frontex border agency should set up a mechanism to process individual complaints about alleged breaches of the fundamental rights of migrants and asylum seekers, say MEPs in a joint resolution voted by the Civil Liberties and Petitions committees on Monday. MEPs want the the European Commission to include provisions for this mechanism in a review of the Frontex regulation, due in December. (Read more)


Terrorist attacks: MEPs demand more information-sharing and coordination in EU

LIBE 19-11-2015 - 13:15

The urgent need to step up information-sharing among EU member states and between them and Europol to fight terrorism, the work on the Passenger Name Records data (EU PNR) proposal and the de-radicalisation of EU citizens joining terrorist organisations were among the topics discussed by MEPs with Europol chief Rob Wainwright and Council and Commission representatives on Thursday. (Read more)


Deal on new rules to attract non-EU students, researchers and interns to the EU

LIBE 17-11-2015 - 14:40

Harmonised EU entry and residence rules that will make it easier and more attractive for students and researchers from third countries to study or do research at EU universities were informally agreed by MEPs and ministers on Tuesday. The deal also has provisions to clarify and improve conditions for non-EU interns, volunteers, school pupils and au pairs, so as to facilitate cultural exchanges. These rules still need to be approved by Parliament as a whole and the Council of Ministers. (Read more)


Fair trials: civil liberties MEPs back new EU rules on presumption of innocence

LIBE 10-11-2015 - 15:43

The civil liberties committee on Tuesday approved a deal struck by Parliament and Council negotiators on new EU rules to ensure that the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in criminal proceedings is respected throughout the EU. The aim is to enhance the right to a fair trial and to strengthen member states' trust in each other's criminal justice systems. (Read more)

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