Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Fist of anger man and crying woman sitting. Domestic violence

"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...

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Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, and Esteban González Pons MEP, EPP Group Vice-Chairman in charge of...

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Germany Raises Security Level

One year on from the terrorist attacks in Brussels, the EPP Group remains committed to pushing forward tough measures to help the fight against...

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Corruption

"The behaviour of criminals has not changed. They use anonymity to launder their illicit proceeds or finance terrorism. We have to make sure...

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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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Joint Operation Triton 2015 - Search and Rescue by Belgian navy
Press Release
08.12.2016 - 10:41

New EU Asylum Agency strengthens EU’s response to migration

Today, Members of the European Parliament in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will vote on the creation of a new European Agency for Asylum, replacing the current European...
two police officers doing a traffic control
Press Release
08.12.2016 - 08:45

More security at EU external borders

“Recent terrorist attacks and the phenomenon of foreign terrorist fighters have demonstrated that EU citizens can also be perpetrators of attacks, and their right to free movement can be...
Germany Raises Security Level
Press Release
05.12.2016 - 17:16

Anti-terror law: there is no freedom without security

Today, the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee will vote on a new Directive about EU nationals who travel abroad for terrorism purposes, after the European...
Transatlantic relations between EU and US
Press Release
24.11.2016 - 10:56

Umbrella Agreement: same rights for EU & US citizens

Today, the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs gave the thumbs up to an agreement between the EU and the US on the sharing of data between the two...
Fist of anger man and crying woman sitting. Domestic violence
Press Release
23.11.2016 - 15:41

Violence against women: the EU must not sit on its hands

“Violence against women is not a private issue. It is a serious crime and continues to be a huge problem in Europe. Too often, violence against women is tolerated and it is our responsibility...
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08.11.2016 - 14:21

Paris attacks: reinforced controls at Schengen external borders

Controls at the external borders of the Schengen area remain one of the most important safeguards of our freedom of movement and the Member States' internal security and public policies. When...

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