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Vote in LIBE on 8 January

On 8 January the LIBE Members will vote on a draft opinion on the 2013 Annual Report on the protection of the financial interests of the Union (2014/2155(INI)); Rapporteur Monica MACOVEI (EPP, RO). The vote will take place at 9.50 in room PHS 1A002.

 
Exchange of views on the Ombudsman's Inquiry on access to documents regarding TFTP

On 8 January at 10.00 in room Paul-Henri Spaak (PHS) 1A002, the LIBE Committee will hold an exchange of views regarding the letter of the European Ombudsman on access to the second inspection report of Europol Joint Supervisory Body (JSB) on the Terrorist Finance Tracking Programme (TFTP). The European Ombudsman, Ms O´Reilly, as well as representatives from Europol, the JSB and the European Commission will take part in this discussion with the LIBE Members.

 
Conclusions of the Italian Presidency in the area of Justice and Home Affairs

On 11 December at 11.00 in room Paul-Henri Spaak (PHS) 1A002, the LIBE Committee held an exchange of views with Mr Angelino ALFANO, Minister for the Interior and Mr Andrea ORLANDO, Minister for Justice as Presidents-in-office of the JHA Council who presented the conclusions of the Italian Presidency in the area of Justice and Home Affairs.

 
Vote in LIBE on 11 December at 9.15

On 11 December at 9.15 in room Paul-Henri Spaak (PHS) 1A002 the LIBE Members voted on the motion for a resolution further to an oral answer on the Situation in the Mediterranean and the need for a holistic EU approach to migration 2014/2907(RSP).

 
Austrian-EU Resettlement initiative "Save lives"

On 4 December 2014 at 15:00, the Federal Minister of the Interior of Austria, Johanna Mikl-Leitner, presented in LIBE the Austrian Resettlement initiative "Save lives".

 
Exchange of views with the Italian Anti - Mafia Committee

On 3rd December from 9.20 to 10.30 in room Paul-Henri Spaak (PHS) 3C050 LIBE Committee held an exchange of views with a delegation from the Italian Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry into Mafia-related and other criminal organisations on the work undertaken by them as well as on their conclusions and recommendations.
 

 
Vote in LIBE on 3 December at 12.15

On 3 December at 12.15 in room Paul-Henri Spaak (PHS) 3C050 the LIBE Members voted on the motion for a resolution further to an oral answer on the Renewing the EU Internal Security Strategy (ISS) 2014/2918(RSP).

 
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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.