Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

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“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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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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Press Release
07.06.2012 - 11:15

Schengen: unacceptable behaviour by the EU Council.

"Today's decision by the Council to change the legal basis for the new Schengen area evaluation mechanism, in order to exclude the European Parliament from exercising its full powers as co-...
European Parliament action on financial transaction tax, Ukraine human rights and internal market reform
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24.05.2012 - 14:30

European Parliament action on financial transaction tax, Ukraine human rights and internal market reform

Roundup of the week's European Parliament plenary action in Strasbourg, including an EPP Group-supported call for a financial transactions tax and an EPP-drafted resolution for EU officials to...
Europe Day – spending scrutiny – roaming data downloads – maritime piracy
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10.05.2012 - 14:45

Europe Day – spending scrutiny – roaming data downloads – maritime piracy

As Europe faces its most challenging period since the EU came into being, the EPP Group has marked Europe Day with a cal to renew the continents unity and values to overcome these difficult times....
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Press Release
25.04.2012 - 11:15

Schengen Area: Temporary reintroduction

The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament today adopted a Report which will allow Member States to temporarily reintroduce controls at internal borders,...
European Parliament action on passenger data, taxes and Argentina-Repsol dispute
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20.04.2012 - 14:45

European Parliament action on passenger data, taxes and Argentina-Repsol dispute

EPP Group members of the European Parliament backed final passage of the EU-US passenger data accord, a report backing a European Commission proposal to consolidate corporate taxes across Europe, a...
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Press Release
19.04.2012 - 12:00

PNR: new EU-USA agreement major step forward.

The European Parliament endorsed the new EU-US agreement on passenger name records (PNR) today by 409 votes in favour (an absolute majority), 226 against and 33 abstentions. "This is a victory...

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