Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Passport with credit card and computer

“There are more than 30 million travellers from 60 visa-free countries who come to Europe every year about whom the authorities have no...

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If the EU-US Privacy Shield is abolished, all European businesses - more than 3,000 European companies, the majority of them SMEs - having used this...

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Sebastian Kurz

“The European Council has followed three of the EPP Group’s key demands to stop illegal migration and to control our borders in a better...

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Passport with credit card and computer

The ultimate key to securing Europe is smart borders - a system of checks and assessments allowing us to know who is entering the EU, from where and...

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The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs is responsible for the protection within the territory of the Union of citizens' rights, human rights and fundamental rights, including the protection of minorities, as laid down in the Treaties and in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. It handles issues of protection of personal data. It deals with migration and asylum rules, the integrated management of common borders as well as police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters.

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Money laundering
Press Release
19.04.2018 - 11:07

Tough rules against terror money and tax evasion

New money laundering rules also apply to virtual currencies "Shady money transactions will become much more difficult. The financial system will become more transparent. New risks through...
Jan Kuciak's commemoration
Press Release
19.04.2018 - 09:46

What has the Slovak Government done to protect journalists

Today, the plenary of the European Parliament (EP) paid tribute to the memory and legacy of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnirova in its...
Participants from the Roma Education Fund in Bucharest, Romania
Press Release
08.04.2018 - 13:36

More effort needed to better integrate Roma people

“Roma are part of Europe’s cultural heritage and values and they have contributed to the cultural richness, diversity, economy and common history of the EU. On 8 April we celebrate Roma...
Handshake
Press Release
14.03.2018 - 16:10

Protection of journalists equals freedom and good governance

Investigative journalists are of crucial value to society as they reveal bad administration, fraud, corruption and other types of mismanagement of taxpayers’ money. Following the brutal...
justice
Press Release
07.02.2018 - 15:01

Romanian Socialists won elections, not power over judiciary

The attempts of the Romanian Government to silence the judiciary and favour corruption over justice will be debated by the European Parliament today. It is time for the EU to stand by tens of...
Bitcoins
Press Release
29.01.2018 - 14:46

Transparency against terror financing and tax evasion

New money laundering rules also apply to virtual currencies "It will get much tougher to remain unseen when doing shady financial transactions. With this decision, Europe's financial...

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