03-06-2021 10:30
Joint JURI-LIBE Hearing on Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation

in the picture there is a gavel formed by a group of people which will hammer a mallet also formed by a group of people
gavel © European Parliament - European Union 2018

The JURI and LIBE committees jointly organised a hearing via remote means dedicated to SLAPPs (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) on 3 June from 10.30 to 12.00.

This hearing represented an opportunity to exchange with the Vice -President of the European Commission and invited speakers representing academia, journalist associations and independent professions in view of supporting the work on the joint own initiative report on "Strengthening Democracy and Media Freedom and Pluralism in the EU: the undue use of actions under civil and criminal law to silence journalists, NGOs and civil society" (co-rapporteurs: Roberta Metsola (PPE) and Tiemo Wölken (S&D)).