Exchange of views on European Public Prosecutor's Office
On 20th November at 10.00 in room PHS 1A03 the LIBE Committee will hold an exchange of views with the Italian presidency and the Commission on the state of play of the negotiations of the EPPO - European Public Prosecutor's Office (2013/2155(APP)), Rapporteur Monica MACOVEI (EPP, RO). The establishment of a European Public Prosecutor's Office is an important step towards the establishment of a European area of criminal justice and the strengthening of the tools for fighting fraud against the Union’s financial interests.
Briefings on Commissioners' commitments
Policy Department prepared briefings to summarize the commitments Commissioners-designate made in their written answers to questionnaires and during their hearings before the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.
Hearing on Judicial cooperation in criminal matters, 11/11
On Tuesday 11 November 2014 from 15.00 to 18.30 in room Jószef Antall (JAN) 2Q2, LIBE Committee hold a hearing on judicial cooperation in criminal matters focusing on the "Roadmap" on procedural rights of suspects and accused persons. After the adoption of the Directives on the right to interpretation and translation, on the right to information and on the right of access to a lawyer, the European Commission presented in November 2013 three new legislative proposals: a Directive on the safeguards for children suspected or accused in criminal proceedings, a Directive on certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and a Directive on provisional legal aid. The hearing took stock of the achievements in the development of the roadmap and provided a forum for debate about the proposals currently under consideration.
Exchange of views on terrorism, foreign fighters and presentation of TE-SAT report
On 5 November from 16.30 to 18.30 in room Paul-Henri Spaak (PHS) 03C050 the LIBE Committee hold an exchange of views on terrorism and foreign fighters in the presence of Mr De Kerchove (Counter-Terrorism Coordinator), Mr Wainwright (Director Europol), Ms Coninsx (President Eurojust), Ms Marinaki (Managing Director European External Action Service) and Mr Galzerano (Chairman Terrorism Working Party). The exchange of views was a high-level event on a politically very relevant and timely topic, with the main actors on EU level dealing with this issue addressing the Committee. The latest EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT) will be also presented.
Oral question on the situation in the Mediterranean
On 5 November from 9.15 to 9.50 in room Paul-Henri Spaak (PHS) 03C050, an Oral question addressed to the European Commission and to the Council on the situation in the Mediterranean and the need for a holistic EU approach to migration will be presented and put to the vote in the LIBE Committee.
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.