Mini-hearing on Council of Europe Convention on Cyber-Crime
On Wednesday, 24th September from 15.00 to 16.30 in meeting room Paul-Henri Spaak (PHS) the LIBE Committee will hold a mini-hearing during which a Council of Europe' representative, EDPS and EU data protection authorities will give presentations on the works in the Council of Europe's Cyber- Crime Convention about transborder access to stored computer data.
On Wednesday, 24th September from 9.00 to 11.00 in meeting room Paul-Henri Spaak (PHS) 3C050, the Commission will present the 5th Annual Report on Immigration and Asylum (2013) followed by the presentation by the EASO Executive Director of the Annual report on the situation of Asylum in the European Union (2013) the Annual Activity Report 2013 and the EASO multi-annual work programme 2014-2016 "Towards a coherent implementation of the Common European Asylum System".
On Monday, 15 September 2014 from 19.00 to 19.30 in meeting room Louise Weiss N1.3 the LIBE Members held an extraordinary committee meeting in order to vote on the association agreement between the European Union and its Member States, on the one hand, and Ukraine, on the other hand, as regards provisions relating to the treatment of third country nationals legally employed as workers in the territory of the other party (2013/0151B(NLE)), Rapporteur Claude MORAES (S&D, GB). The report was voted in Plenary on 16 September.
Exchange of views with Ms Malmström, Commissioner for Home Affairs
In the meeting of 03.09.2014, the new LIBE Committee held a first exchange of views with Commissioner Malmström. She has in particular reported on her meeting with Minister ALFANO as regards "Mare Nostrum" operation in the Mediterranean and Frontex.
The priorities of the Italian Council Presidency were outlined to the various parliamentary committees by Italian ministers on 2, 3 and 22 September, following a first series of meetings held on 22 and 23 July.
Presentation and responsibilities
Committee responsible for:
1. the protection within the territory of the Union of citizens' rights, human rights and fundamental rights, including the protection of minorities, as laid down in the Treaties and in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union;
2. the measures needed to combat all forms of discrimination other than those based on sex or those occurring at the workplace and in the labour market;
3. legislation in the areas of transparency and of the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data;
4. the establishment and development of an area of freedom, security and justice while respecting the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality, in particular:
(a) measures concerning the entry and movement of persons, asylum and migration,
(b) measures concerning an integrated management of the common borders,
(c) measures relating to police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters, including terrorism, and substantive and procedural measures relating to the development of a more coherent Union approach to criminal law;
5. the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Europol, Eurojust, Cepol, the European Public Prosecutor’s Office and other bodies and agencies in the same area;
6. the determination of a clear risk of a serious breach by a Member State of the principles common to the Member States.
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.