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After the hearing on Monday evening, the Civil Liberties Committee recommends that Sir Julian King should be appointed as Commissioner for Security Union. On Tuesday morning, Civil Liberties coordinators met to evaluate the candidate’s performance. Their assessment will now be passed on the Conference of Presidents (President Schulz and leaders of the political groups).

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All of the EP’s 20 standing committees and two subcommittees held their constitutive meetings on Wednesday to elect their chair and vice-chairs.

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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.

       
 

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