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Hearings of Commissioners-designate falling into the competence of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs:
- Monday 29 September, 18.30 - 21.30 (Günther OETTINGER): Joint hearing ITRE/CULT, LIBE associated
- Tuesday, 30 September, 13.30 - 16.30 (Dimitris AVRAMOPOULOS): LIBE hearing
- Wednesday, 1st October, 13.30 - 16.30 (Věra JOUROVÁ): Joint hearing LIBE/ IMCO/ JURI/ FEMM
- Monday, 6 October, 18.30 - 21.30 (Andrus ANSIP): IMCO hearing, LIBE associated
- Tuesday, 7 October, 9.00 - 12.00 (Frans TIMMERMANS): Open Conference of Presidents, LIBE, AFCO, JURI Chairs will participate.
All the meetings are broadcasted live and recorded unless otherwise indicated.

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Hearing of Commissioner-Designate Dimitris AVRAMOPOULOS

The LIBE Committee will hold an exchange of views with Mr AVRAMOPOULOS on 30.09.14 at 13.30 in Brussels. Mr Avramopoulos has been designated for the portfolio of Migration and Home. His main tasks will be developing a new policy on regular migration, while at the same time tackling robustly irregular migration. He will also be in charge of ensuring full implementation of the Common European Asylum System.

Hearing of Commissioner-Designate Günter OETTINGER

The ITRE and CULT Committees will hold the hearing of Commissioner Designate Mr Oettinger on 29.09.14 from 18.30 in Brussels. Mr Oettinger has been designated for the portfolio of Digital Economy and Society. LIBE Committee is associated to this hearing as far as data protection, freedom of expression, freedom of information, freedom and pluralism of the media and cultural and linguistic diversity matters are concerned.

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Hearing of Commissioner-Designate Vera JOUROVÁ

The LIBE, IMCO, JURI and FEMM Committees will hold an exchange of views with Mrs Jourová on 1.10.14 at 13.30 in Brussels. Mrs Jourová has been designated for the portfolio of Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality. LIBE Committee will interview Mrs Jourovà on issues related to the development and establishment of an area of justice falling under its competences, namely judicial cooperation in criminal matters, as well as data protection and the protection of fundamental rights in general.  

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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.

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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.
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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.