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Next LIBE committee meetings

02-07-2015 - 18:27
Next week, MEPs vote on limiting the use of GMOs, hear what Europe should do about Ebola, meet the Colombian President and bid farewell to Herman Van Rompuy.

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The situation in the Mediterranean, European Agenda on Migration: committee debates

02-07-2015 - 18:38
Thousands of migrants attempt crossing the Mediterranean every year, and some of them are saved from drowning by the Frontex operation. But that is not its mission.

Votes in the LIBE meeting on 2 July

29-06-2015 - 12:25
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Exchange of views and evening movie screening in the context of the strategic own-initiative report on migration

29-06-2015 - 12:07
Poster film Like a man on Earth

Hearing on Anti-semitism, islamophobia and hate speech in Europe

23-06-2015 - 15:37
Hearing on Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and hate speech

Exchange of views and evening movie screening in the context of the strategic own-initiative report on migration

22-06-2015 - 13:57
Public debate and evening screening on migration: "Every face has a name" by director Magnus Gertten, hosted by shadow rapporteur Cecilia Wikström, in the context of the strategic own-initiative report on migration, Co-Rapporteurs Roberta Metsola and Kashetu Kyenge

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Civil liberties MEPs to debate concerns over French surveillance law

LIBE 02-07-2015 - 10:36

The civil liberties committee debates France's controversial new law on surveillance powers on Thursday, 2 July. MEPs will raise concerns about the compatibility of some of the law's provisions with the European treaties with the Commission's director for criminal justice, Francisco Morillo. (Read more)

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Data protection: first round of talks to start Wednesday

LIBE 24-06-2015 - 09:29

Three-way talks between Parliament, the Council and the Commission with a view to striking a final deal on the new EU data protection regulation will start on Wednesday, after member states agreed their negotiating brief on 15 June. Immediately after the first round, at 14.00, Parliament's chief negotiators, justice ministers from the outgoing and incoming Council presidencies and the EU Justice Commissioner will give a joint press conference on the state of play of the talks and next steps. (Read more)

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Data protection: Parliament’s negotiators welcome Council negotiating brief

LIBE 15-06-2015 - 12:24

Parliament looks forward to starting talks with ministers soon on reform to give the EU high common standards of data protection fit for the digital era, said its key negotiators on Monday, welcoming the Council's announcement that it had approved its negotiating mandate. The first meeting between the institutions is scheduled for 24 June and will be followed by a joint press conference. (Read more)

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