A new standard European travel document to speed the return of non-EU nationals staying "irregularly" in EU member states without valid passports or identity cards was informally agreed by MEPs and EU ministers on Thursday evening. A key goal during the talks has been to increase third countries’ acceptance of the document through improved technical details. To enter into force, this informal deal needs to be formally endorsed by the full Parliament and the Council of Ministers. (Ábhar léitheoireachta)
The creation of an EU border control system received a first green light from Parliament and Council negotiators on Tuesday night. The cornerstone of the deal is to upgrade today’s Frontex border agency, which, together with national border management authorities, will form a European Border and Coast Guard. It is now up to member states and Parliament as a whole to endorse the agreement. (Ábhar léitheoireachta)
The European Union should check the veracity of reports that Turkish border guards are shooting and killing Syrians who are trying to flee their country, said the Civil Liberties Committee on Tuesday. MEPs also asked the European Commission to assess whether the EU-Turkey deal to manage migration and refugee flows can continue to apply in these circumstances. (Ábhar léitheoireachta)
An EU Commission plan to systematically check all EU citizens entering or leaving the EU was endorsed by Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Tuesday. Members amended the proposal to enable member states to run targeted checks, as an exception, in the event of lengthy delays and provided that security is not at risk. (Ábhar léitheoireachta)
Whilst France is indeed grappling with a difficult security situation, it needs to find adequate long-term solutions, because the terrorist threat is likely to last, argued most MEPs in a Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee debate on Thursday with Ambassador and France’s Permanent representative to the EU Pierre Sellal. (Ábhar léitheoireachta)
The European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS), which EU countries use to exchange information on the criminal convictions of EU citizens, should be extended to include non-EU nationals, Civil Liberties Committee MEPs said on Monday. MEPs also want the system to be used to check the criminal records of people seeking to work with children. (Ábhar léitheoireachta)
The Commission's proposal for a standard EU travel document, to speed up the process of returning non-EU nationals who stay "irregularly" in EU member states without valid passports or identity cards, was endorsed by Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Monday. Members highlight that many EU countries are currently facing serious difficulties in returning these residents to their home countries in a safe and lawful way. (Ábhar léitheoireachta)
Plans to set up an integrated EU border management system, with a flagship European Border and Coast Guard agency, bringing together Frontex and national border management authorities, were backed by the Civil Liberties Committee on Monday. They would enable extra border guard teams to be rapidly deployed to EU countries whose external borders are under pressure. National authorities would still manage their borders on a day-to-day basis, but could seek help from the new agency in a crisis. (Ábhar léitheoireachta)
Mar Chathaoirleach den Choiste maidir le Saoirsí Sibhialta, Ceartas agus Gnóthaí Baile (LIBE) is cúis áthais dom fáilte a chur romhat chuig an leathanach seo.
Tá Coiste LIBE freagrach as an gcuid is mó den reachtaíocht agus den mhaoirsiú daonlathach maidir leis na beartais i leith Ceartais agus Gnóthaí Baile. Agus é sin ar siúl aige, áirithíonn sé lánurraim don Chairt um Chearta Bunúsacha laistigh d'AE, don Choinbhinsiún Eorpach um Chearta an Duine agus do neartú shaoránacht na hEorpa.
Cuireann ár gCoiste a chuid oibre i gcrích le linn dó a bheith ag idirghníomhú go laethúil leis an gCoimisiún Eorpach (a dhéanann ionadaíocht ar leas na hEorpa), le Comhairle na nAirí (a dhéanann ionadíocht ar rialtais agus leasanna náisiúnta na 28 mBallstát) agus i ndlúthchomhar leis na Parlaimintí náisiúnta. Tarlaíonn malartuithe rialta freisin le hionadaithe ó na breithiúna, ó údaráis fhorfheidhmithe an dlí, ó acadóirí agus ón tsochaí shibhialta.
Agus lánurraim á tabhairt don dlíchóras náisiúnta, díríonn na beartais um Cheartas agus Gnóthaí Baile ar dhul i ngleic le saincheisteanna leasa choitinn ar an leibhéal Eorpach amhail: an comhrac i gcoinne coireacht idirnáisiúnta agus i gcoinne sceimhlitheoireachta, cearta bunúsacha a chosaint, cosaint sonraí agus príobháideacht á n-áirithiú i ré dhigiteach, ag comhrac i gcoinne idirdhealú atá bunaithe ar thionscnamh ciníoch nó eitneach, ar reiligiún nó ar chreideamh, ar mhíchumas, ar aois nó ar chlaonadh gnéasach.
Déanfaidh Coiste LIBE a sheacht ndícheall chun leanúint d'idirphlé torthúil a bheith aige leis na páirtithe leasmhara go léir agus go háirithe leis na saoránaigh.