- Monday, 30 March 2015, 15.00 - 18.30 (Brussels) and
- Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 9.00 - 12.30 and 15.00 - 18.30 and
- Wednesday, 1 April, 9.00 - 10.30 (Brussels) in room Paul-Henri Spaak, (PHS) P1A002
Joint LIBE/DEVE debate on Migration and Development challenges:
- Wednesday, 1 April, 10h40 - 12h30 in room Altiero Spinelli (ASP) 3G3
All the meetings are broadcasted live and recorded unless otherwise indicated.
The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs voted on its interim report on the establishment of a European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO). The proposal for a regulation was presented by the European Commission in 2013 and it is currently being negotiated in the Council by the Member States. The EPPO will be responsible for investigating and prosecuting criminal offences affecting the financial interests of the Union. The Committee also discussed the on-going negotiations regarding the proposed Directives on the fight against fraud to the EU's financial interests and on procedural safeguards for children involved in criminal proceedings. The meeting took place on 09.03.15 at 19.00 in Strasbourg.
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.