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06-01-2015 - 12:20

Next Committee meetings will take place

- on 23 February 2015, 15.00 - 18.30 (Brussels)
- on 24 February 2015, 9.00 - 12.30 and 15.00 - 18.30 (Brussels)


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CIVIL LAW AND JUSTICE FORUM

29-01-2015 - 14:45
poster workshop 26 feb civil law

JURI Workshop: CIVIL LAW AND JUSTICE FORUM with the participation of National Parliaments "Cross-border activities in the EU - Making life easier for citizens"

As in 2011 and 2013, the Committee on Legal Affairs will hold a workshop on civil law with the participation of national parliaments. The focus for this edition will be on private international law: 'Cross-border activities in the EU - Making life easier for citizens'. The workshop will be organised by DG IPOL's Policy Department C and will take place on 26 February 2015.

The workshop will bring Members of the European Parliament and members of the 28 national parliaments together with around a dozen experts, practitioners and academics.The three sessions of the workshop will be entitled 'less paperwork for mobile citizens', 'cross border families and families crossing borders', and 'business and consumer concerns'.

Private international law aims to deal with the cross-border aspects of all questions related to relationships between private persons, such as family law, property law and the law of contract. Legislation in this complex field covers areas as varied as family law and sales law, but also procedural law which was until recently an exclusive prerogative of the Member States.

It is crucial that Members of the European Parliament and members of national parliaments interact when it comes to legislation in this area. This workshop is intended to facilitate the exchange of views on policies in the field of civil justice on the basis of the contributions of eminent experts, be they academics or practitioners.

JURI/INTA Joint Hearing on TTIP focusing on regulatory aspects and investment disputes

22-01-2015 - 14:52
TTIP dispute settlement and arbitration

The JURI and INTA Committees held a joint hearing on 27 January, from 15.00 to18.00, in room PHS 1A002, entitled 'TTIP: Regulatory aspects and investor to state dispute settlement and arbitration'. The purpose of the hearing is to focus on the enforcement of TTIP's investment protection provisions and the possible alternatives to the investor-to-state dispute settlement mechanism, and on the regulatory coherence and the regulatory cooperation.

Hearing on Protecting Trade Secrets

07-01-2015 - 16:39
Hearing on Protecting Trade Secrets

The Committee on Legal Affairs held a hearing on 20 January, from 15.00 to 16.30, in room ASP 5G3, entitled 'Protecting Trade Secrets'. The purpose of the hearing was to consider why trade secrets should be protected and analyse the instrument put forward by the Commission.

Trade marks negotiations to continue in January

07-01-2015 - 16:39

Joint statement by the European Parliament negotiating team and the Italian Presidency of the Council with regards to the trade marks package

During the autumn of 2014 all three Institutions of the European Union have been working very hard to achieve without any undue delays an adoption of the Trade Marks package.

Despite the broad consensus on many aspects of the proposal the parties have considered that some additional time is needed in order to be able to arrive at a final conclusion on all essential elements of the package. Thus the co-legislators have decided jointly to postpone the final trilogue scheduled originally for December 16. The new date of this trilogue will be communicated shortly. This will also enable the co-legislators to ensure that the drafting of the final proposal is of the highest possible quality.

An agreement has already been reached on many issues, including notably the treatment of goods in transit and small consignments.

The negotiating team of the European Parliament would like to express its sincere appreciation to the Italian presidency for the remarkable progress that has been achieved in such short time on a technically complex dossier. The negotiating team considers that the compromise proposals put forward by Coreper constitute a very good foundation for reaching a final and complete agreement on the package in the first months of the next year. This would not have been possible without the considerable efforts of the Italian presidency.

The Presidency of the Council would like to thank the negotiating team of the European Parliament for its active commitment and cooperation on this complex proposal and to express its gratitude to the delegations in the Council for their constructive support in view of a final agreement by the two co-legislators.

On behalf of the negotiating team of the European Parliament
Cecilia Wikström


On behalf of the Presidency of the Council
Marco Peronaci

Latest press releases

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MEPs to discuss investor protection and regulatory aspects of TTIP

JURI INTA 27-01-2015 - 10:56

Investor protection, including investor-to-state disputes, and regulatory aspects in the forthcoming Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will be discussed on Tuesday, at a joint hearing with the trade and legal affairs committees. (Read more)

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Latvian Presidency priorities discussed by EP committees

AFET DEVE INTA ECON JURI CULT AFCO LIBE FEMM ENVI EMPL IMCO ITRE REGI TRAN PECH AGRI 22-01-2015 - 14:32

The priorities of Latvia’s EU Council Presidency will be outlined to the various parliamentary committees by Latvian ministers in a series of meetings to be held during the last two weeks of January. (Read more)

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Pavel Svoboda, Chair, Committee on Legal Affairs

Responsible for intellectual property, the committee will be dealing in this legislature with the reform of the EU's trademark rules, trade secrets and the future of copyright, following its previous work on digital rights management and copyright in the information society.

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