Draft rules to make it easier for national authorities to freeze and confiscate criminals' assets across the EU were beefed up by the Civil Liberties Committee on Tuesday. However, MEPs also sought to safeguard the right to a fair trial. They also called upon member states to use confiscated assets to fight crime and for social projects. The draft law, which must still be negotiated with national governments, is part of a broader EU strategy to fight fraud and corruption.
The Civil Liberties Committee will debate on Monday and Tuesday two draft laws updating the current data protection legislation. A proposal for a regulation covering the bulk of personal data processing in the EU, both online and off-line, will be discussed from 16.45 on Monday. A draft directive, concerning data processed in criminal investigations, will be debated from 12.10 on Tuesday.
New rules to ensure that chemicals used in industrial processes, such as manufacturing plastics, textiles, aspirin, flu and allergy remedies, dyes and perfumes, are not diverted to the illegal production of heroin, speed or crack were adopted by the Civil Liberties Committee on Wednesday and by the International Trade Committee on Thursday.
(a) miżuri li għandhom x'jaqsmu mad-dħul u l-moviment tal-persuni, ma' l-asil u l-migrazzjoni,
(b) miżuri li għandhom x'jaqsmu mal-ġestjoni integrata tal-fruntieri komuni,
(c) miżuri li għandhom x'jaqsmu mal-koperazzjoni tal-pulizija u mal-koperazzjoni ġudizjarja fil-qasam kriminali;