Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Bitcoins

New money laundering rules also apply to virtual currencies "It will get much tougher to remain unseen when doing shady financial...

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Euro Currency: Stacks of 5, 10, 20 and 50 euro notes piled together

Blocking terrorists’ access to financing will be easier with new EU legislation adopted today by the European Parliament’s Committee on...

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Giving Schengen databank muscle to secure borders

The European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs approved reports on three pieces of legislation calling for...

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Brexit, Turkey, Interrail tickets, EU border Entry-Exit System, posted workers

At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, following the latest round of Brexit talks, MEPs and EU officials discussed preparing for a...

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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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Press Release
28.09.2017 - 10:54

European Public Prosecutor: plugging the €600 million hole

The EU loses around €600 million a year to fraud in EU funds. These crimes are not properly investigated due to the lack of cross-border definitions and cooperation of Member States. With the...
Press Release
27.09.2017 - 15:49

Schengen needs strong external borders to be effective

“In times of crisis, we have seen that there are certain aspects of Schengen that must be improved, and introducing new safeguards while allowing Member States the possibility to introduce...
Fist of anger man and crying woman sitting. Domestic violence
Press Release
12.09.2017 - 13:11

Zero tolerance for violence against women

"The time has come to move from words to action! Too many women and girls are still being harassed, abused and raped in Europe in public places, at home and now even on social media. It is time...
Photo of refugees queuing at border
News
11.09.2017 - 10:54

A better asylum system for Europe

The Dublin reform explained In 2015 and 2016, some 2.5 million people reached the EU, escaping the sufferings of life in their home countries. A vast majority of them were running away from wars...
Courtroom detail
Press Release
06.09.2017 - 12:17

EU Court ruling paves the way for common migration policy

"There is now a real chance to heal the open wound in the EU on migration policy," said Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, after today's ruling by...
Man a airport security checkpoint
Press Release
26.07.2017 - 16:46

EU Court ruling confirms Canada PNR agreement

The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg has, in principle, approved the proposed EU agreement with Canada on the exchange of passenger name records (PNR). "I am pleased with the Court's...

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