Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Refugees Continue To Land On Lampedusa Island

The common procedure for granting asylum in the European Union - voted upon today in the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee - is a...

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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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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
27.03.2012 - 13:30

First step to support and protect rights of crime victims

The EPP Group today welcomed the approval by the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) of the European Parliament of the first legislative package to strengthen the rights of the...
Visa Stamps
Press Release
27.03.2012 - 13:15

Schengen Borders Code: strengthening borders and solidarity

At a very crucial and difficult time for the EU, irregular migration flows are increasing rapidly and forcing political debates over the functioning and the effectiveness of the Schengen area. Today...
Credit card security
Press Release
27.03.2012 - 13:00

Cyber Crime: New EU sanctions for cyber crime.

There will be criminal-law sanctions for cyber attacks on IT systems. In addition, companies are supposed to put in place precautionary mesasures and co-operate with the police. This is the message...
Nigeria - Dutch Xenophobic Website - Low Carbon Economy
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15.03.2012 - 16:45

Nigeria - Dutch Xenophobic Website - Low Carbon Economy

This short report gives a round-up of the main plenary highlights for the EPP Group. This week Members addressed the situation in Nigeria following yet more violent outbreaks, condemned the Dutch...
two police officers doing a traffic control
Press Release
11.02.2012 - 14:00

EPP Group unreservedly denounces DutchPVV Internet site

Following the launch of a website by the Dutch PVV Party which criticises immigrants, the EPP Group Chairman Joseph Daul said: "This Internet site is against all European principles of freedom...
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Press Release
09.02.2012 - 12:30

Hungary: Sentencing before the end of the trial

"The EPP Group calls for the respect of the ongoing negotiations between the Hungarian Government and the European Commission Neglecting this process, triggering groundless political hysteria...

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