European Parliament, Brussels, 19 and 20 January 2009
Room József Antall 4 Q 2
The European Parliament (Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs) and the Czech Parliament (Senate and Chamber of deputies) organise a Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) on "Progress in the area of Freedom, Security and Justice", which will take place in the European Parliament in Brussels on the 19 and 20 January 2009. This JCM will be co-chaired by Mr Gérard Deprez, Chairman of the EP Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Ms Gabriela Kalábková, Vice-Chairwoman of the Committee on EU Affairs of the Czech Chamber of Deputies and Mr Luděk Sefzig, Chairman of the Committee on EU Affairs of the Czech Senate.
This Joint Committee Meeting will be an opportunity to evaluate the implementation of the Hague Programme and to start the discussion on the preparations of the next multiannual programme in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice.
The sessions will deal on the following topics: Orientation debate on the future multiannual programme in the area of freedom, security and justice, with an introductory speech by Mr. Jacques Barrot, Vice-president of the European Commission; European Citizenship and freedom of movement of European citizens and their family members; Critical aspects of the proposal on the revision of regulation 1049/2001 on public access to EU documents, with presentations by Mr Alexander Vondra, Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic representing the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Mr. Michael Cashman, MEP and EP rapporteur on the proposal, and Mrs Margot Wallström, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Institutional Relations and Communication Strategy; and Transparency in the EU decision-making process. The concluding remarks will be done by Mr P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, European Ombudsman. At the end of the JCM the co-chairs will draw the conclusions and present the perspectives for an interparliamentary working area.
The JCM will take in the Room József Antall 4 Q 2, European Parliament, Brussels.
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