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11/04/2013

EU Police & Criminal Justice Measures: Better off in or out?

This event aims to provide information on this complex subject for a well-informed public debate. Glancing back, speakers looked at the criticism levelled at these measures, their contribution to Britain's security, and the role of the EU institutions in this area of law. Looking forward, the panel analysed possible consequences for the UK of exercising its right to opt out or opt in. If the British Government decided not to opt out what are the chances of reforming the existing measures? And if the Government does decide to opt out, what are the legal and political conditions of opting back into some measures selectively or cooperating on a new case-by-case basis with European partners. Glancing back

Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Home Affairs Claude Moraes MEP, Labour MEP for London Alex Tinsley, Fair Trials International Stephen Booth, Open Europe George Eustice MP, Conservative MP for Camborne and Redruth Coffee break Looking forward

Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Home Affairs Timothy Kirkhope MEP, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and The Humber Sarah Ludford, MEP Liberal Democrat MEP for London Martin Howe QC The debate was moderated by Joshua Rozenberg, Legal commentator and journalist. Date | Thursday, 11 April 2013 Venue| Europe House, 32, Smith square, London, SW1P 3EU

The European Parliament Information Office in the UK and Open Europe hosted a discussion on:

Should the UK continue to be bound by approximately 130 EU police and criminal justice measures and accept the EU Court of Justice's full jurisdiction over them? The British Government will have to give a final answer to this question by the 31st of May 2014. This event aims to provide information on this complex subject for a well-informed public debate.

Date  | Thursday, 11 April 2013
Venue| Europe House, 32, Smith square, London, SW1P 3EU