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The spread of the coronavirus pandemic has prompted countries to take extensive and far-reaching measures to tackle the consequences of the outbreak. Apart from curbing the spread of the disease, these measures have also posed legal and economic challenges, significantly affecting people's lives. Due to the nature of the virus, citizens' rights and freedoms have been curtailed, inter alia affecting their freedom of movement and assembly, as well as the right to conduct economic activities. Whilst ...

In response to increased migratory pressure in Greece along the EU's external border with Turkey in recent months, and following the Greek government's request for support under Article 78(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), the European Commission has launched a new relocation scheme to speed up the relocation of unaccompanied minors from the Greek islands to other EU Member States. Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson, who has been entrusted with taking this ...

Adopted in 1989, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was the first international instrument to explicitly recognise children as human beings with innate rights. Ratified by 197 countries, including all EU Member States, it has become the landmark treaty on children's rights, outlining universal standards for the care, treatment, survival, development, protection and participation of all children. The promotion and protection of children's rights is one of the key objectives ...

En juin, le Parlement européen doit procéder au vote reporté sur une proposition de règlement visant à favoriser la libre circulation des citoyens et des entreprises en simplifiant les conditions de présentation de certains documents publics émis par un autre État membre. La proposition, l'une des initiatives clés présentées par la Commission en 2013 dans le cadre de l'Année européenne des citoyens vise également à contribuer au programme de l'Union européenne "La justice pour la croissance".

Au cours du mois de mai, le Parlement européen devrait se prononcer sur le texte de compromis portant sur une version révisée du règlement relatif à l'Agence de l'Union européenne pour la coopération des services répressifs (Europol), qui doit renforcer la capacité de l'agence à lutter contre le terrorisme, la grande criminalité et la criminalité organisée, tout en renforçant l'obligation de l'agence de rendre des comptes envers le Parlement européen et les parlements nationaux et en formulant des ...