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German Presidency outlines priorities to EP committees

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Ministers are outlining the priorities of the German Presidency of the Council of the EU to parliamentary committees, in a series of meetings.

On Tuesday, Parliament and Council negotiators reached an agreement to make access to justice faster, cheaper and more user-friendly for EU citizens and businesses.

Parliament and Council negotiators reached a deal on the first EU-wide rules on collective redress, on Monday.

Legal Affairs Committee MEPs discussed the effects of COVID-19 on the functioning of the judiciary and the situation in Poland and Hungary with Commissioner Reynders, on Thursday.

Measures to support the judiciary and recent initiatives in member states that risk undermining the rule of law will be discussed with Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders, on Thursday.

The Legal Affairs Committee confirmed on Thursday Parliament’s negotiating position on a new bill introducing EU-wide rules on collective redress.

The Civil Liberties and Legal Affairs committees questioned Didier Reynders, Belgian candidate for the Justice portfolio, on rule of law and modernising justice systems.

Constitutional Affairs and Legal Affairs MEPs questioned the candidate for the Inter-institutional Relations and Foresight portfolio.