Hearings


A committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. Hearings can also be held jointly by two or more committees. Most committees organise regular hearings, as they allow them to hear from experts and hold discussions on the key issues. On this page you will find all the available information relating to committee hearings, including programmes and contributions from speakers.

30-06-2016 - Joint hearing on Budgetary implications of the current refugee and migration crisis

BUDG AFET DEVE LIBE 11-07-2016 - 15:27
Poster

On 30 June from 9.00, BUDG committee will hold a high-level joint hearing with LIBE, AFET and DEVE committees on the budgetary implications of the refugee and migration crisis. The keynote speech will be given by Mr George Soros, founder and Chair of Open Society foundations. Other speakers include the Commission's Directors General for Budget, DEVCO and NEAR, Directors of Frontex and EASO, the UNHCR Europe Director, ECRE Secretary General and Oxfam representative. (Read more)

16-06-2016 - The situation of fundamental rights in the European Union in 2015

LIBE 14-06-2016 - 17:14
Poster

The European Parliament is uniquely placed as a fundamental rights actor. As a co-legislator, it has a decisive role in most EU law- and policy-making; its competences on the EU’s budget also enable it to play a great role in shaping the fundamental rights policy of the EU. Moreover, it is a privileged litigant before the Court of Justice of the European Union. (Read more)

13-06-2016 - The impact of recent migration flows on implementation and revision of the CEAS

LIBE 03-06-2016 - 16:57

The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will hold on 13 June a hearing on "The impact of recent migration flows on implementation and revision of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS)". (Read more)

24-05-2016 - The European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) and EUROJUST

LIBE 24-05-2016 - 11:07

The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will hold on 24 May a hearing on "The European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) and the European Union's Judicial cooperation Unit (EUROJUST)". (Read more)

20-04-2016 - Securing the External Borders of the EU

LIBE SEDE 15-04-2016 - 11:06
Poster of the hearing

The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will hold on 20 April, jointly with the Subcommittee on Security and Defence, a hearing on "Securing the External Borders of the EU - a challenge for External and Internal Security". (Read more)

17-03-2016 - The new EU-US Privacy Shield for commercial transfers of EU personal data to the US

LIBE 04-04-2016 - 16:19
Privacy shield

On 6 October 2015, the European Court of Justice declared invalid the Commission Decision of 26 July 2000 on the adequacy of the US Safe Harbour put in place by the US Department of Commerce, on the grounds that it failed to ensure the adequate level of protection of data subjects required by Article 25(6) of Directive 95/46/EC read in the light of Articles 7, 8 and 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. (Read more)

15-03-2016 - Union Citizenship in practice

JURI LIBE AFCO PETI 05-04-2016 - 15:28
Poster Hearing Union Citizenship in Practice

A hearing was jointly organised by the European Commission (DG Justice and Consumers) and the European Parliament (LIBE, PETI, AFCO and JURI Committees) on 15 March 2016. The hearing gave a timely opportunity to further reflect, with all actors concerned, on concrete avenues to advance EU citizenship. (Read more)

22-02-2016 - Respect for Democracy, Fundamental rights and the Rule of law: the role of judiciary

LIBE AFCO 18-02-2016 - 14:44
Poster

The European Parliament, in its resolution of 10 June 2015 (P8_TA(2015)0227)) mandated the LIBE Committee to "contribute to the development and elaboration of this proposal (cc. the establishment of an EU mechanism on democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights) in the form of a legislative own-initiative report ". (Read more)

16-02-2016 - Fight against organised crime and corruption: stepping up the EU response

LIBE 10-02-2016 - 15:30
Picture organised crime

In its Resolution of 23 October 2013 on organised crime, corruption and money laundering: recommendations on action and initiatives to be taken the European Parliament identified 21 concrete measures to fight organised crime and corruption, which need to be implemented in the period 2014-2019. (Read more)

15-02-2016 - The control of the acquisition and possession of weapons

LIBE 08-02-2016 - 11:12
Weapons

The life cycle of a weapon begins with its manufacture. It is then traded and used, most of the time responsibly and for legitimate purposes such as hunting and sports shooting. (Read more)