Press releases

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EU borders: Civil Liberties MEPs vote to step up checks and data protection

LIBE 27-02-2017 - 18:47

Civil Liberties MEPs voted on Monday for stronger protection and a shorter retention period for data stored in the new EU entry/exit system, which is designed to modernise and step up checks on non-EU nationals travelling to the European Union. (Read more)

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Fundamental rights in Hungary discussed in Civil Liberties Committee

LIBE 27-02-2017 - 18:32

Civil Liberties Committee MEPs discussed the fundamental rights situation in Hungary with Justice Minister László Trócsányi and civil society representatives on Monday afternoon. (Read more)

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Schengen: Civil Liberties MEPs to debate new extension of internal border checks

LIBE 08-02-2017 - 16:00

Civil Liberties Committee MEPs will question Council and Commission representatives on Thursday about the decision once again to prolong internal border checks in place in five countries in the Schengen passport-free area for another three months, until mid-May. (Read more)

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Maltese Presidency priorities discussed in committee

INTA AFET EMPL ITRE ENVI TRAN IMCO AGRI REGI CULT LIBE JURI AFCO DEVE 26-01-2017 - 15:49

The priorities of the Maltese Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers are being outlined to parliamentary committees by Maltese ministers at a series of meetings taking place in January. (Read more)

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Refugees: MEPs to assess progress on transfers among EU countries

LIBE 11-01-2017 - 15:01

Progress in transferring asylum seekers from Greece and Italy to other EU countries under an intra-EU deal and from third countries to EU territory will be assessed by Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Thursday. They will also discuss the results of the March 2016 deal with Turkey to improve the management of migration and refugee flows. (Read more)

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Georgia to get visa-free access to the EU, MEPs and Council negotiators agree

LIBE 13-12-2016 - 19:32

Georgian citizens will have the right to travel to the Schengen area without a visa under an informal deal struck by Parliament and Council negotiators on Tuesday. (Read more)

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New Asylum Agency must ensure EU countries respect common asylum rules, say MEPs

LIBE 08-12-2016 - 18:17

The EU Agency for Asylum must coordinate information exchange among member states and ensure they protect fundamental rights, said Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Thursday. (Read more)

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Visa suspension mechanism: Parliament and Council negotiators strike a deal

LIBE 08-12-2016 - 09:29

The EU Commission and member states will be able to reimpose visa requirements faster and more easily under new rules agreed by Parliament and Council negotiators on Wednesday. (Read more)

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Clampdown on terrorism -new counter-terrorism law backed by civil liberties MEPs

LIBE 05-12-2016 - 19:09

Foreign fighters as well as “lone wolves” training and preparing terrorist attacks on European soil will be criminalised under new EU-rules to fight terrorism backed on Monday. (Read more)

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Mandatory checks at EU external borders: deal done by MEPs and ministers

LIBE 05-12-2016 - 19:07

All EU citizens and third country nationals entering or leaving the EU will be checked against databases, e.g. of lost and stolen documents, under a draft law informally agreed by MEPs and EU ministers on Monday. (Read more)