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. (Ler mais)
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. (Ler mais)
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. (Ler mais)
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. (Ler mais)
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. (Ler mais)
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. (Ler mais)
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. (Ler mais)
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. (Ler mais)
Na minha qualidade de presidente da Comissão das Liberdades Cívicas, da Justiça e dos Assuntos Internos (LIBE), é com particular satisfação que vos dou as boas-vindas a esta página eletrónica.
A comissão LIBE é responsável pela maioria esmagadora da legislação e das políticas democráticas de fiscalização nos domínios da Justiça e dos Assuntos Internos. Simultaneamente, ela é o garante do pleno respeito da Carta dos Direitos Fundamentais na União Europeia, da Convenção Europeia dos Direitos do Homem e do fortalecimento da cidadania europeia.
Esta comissão parlamentar desenvolve o seu trabalho em interações diárias com a Comissão Europeia (que representa o interesse europeu), com o Conselho de Ministros (que representa os governos e os interesses nacionais dos 28 Estados-Membros) e em estreita cooperação com os parlamentos no plano nacional. Também se verificam intercâmbios regulares com representantes do poder judicial, com as autoridades policiais, com o mundo académico e com a sociedade civil.
No pleno respeito pelas ordens jurídicas nacionais, as políticas nos domínios da Justiça e dos Assuntos Internos visam tratar de questões de interesse comum a nível europeu, como a luta contra a criminalidade internacional e o terrorismo, a defesa dos direitos fundamentais, a salvaguarda da proteção dos dados pessoais e da privacidade na era digital, bem como o combate à discriminação com base na origem racial ou étnica, na religião ou na crença, na deficiência, na idade ou na orientação sexual.
A comissão LIBE envidará todos os esforços para continuar a construir um diálogo fecundo com todas as partes interessadas e, em especial, com os cidadãos.