Tag: Civil Liberties Committee

#Migration: MEPs to debate EU return policies

#Migration: MEPs to debate EU return policies

Recent proposals to expedite the return of migrants who are not entitled to refugee status will be debated in the Civil Liberties Committee on Tuesday (11 April) morning. The proposals, which include concrete recommendations to member states, such as on detaining people who have received a return decision as a measure to prevent them from […]

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EU countries that do not host #AsylumSeekers should not get EU solidarity funding, says lead MEP

EU countries that do not host #AsylumSeekers should not get EU solidarity funding, says lead MEP

All EU countries must share responsibility for hosting asylum seekers arriving in Europe. So it follows those that refuse to do so should not get solidarity funding from other EU member states, Cecilia Wikström (ALDE, SE), lead MEP on the reform the Dublin asylum system told the Civil Liberties Committee on Thursday. Ms Wikström presented […]

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Civil Liberties MEPs to discuss the situation of fundamental rights in #Hungary

Civil Liberties MEPs to discuss the situation of fundamental rights in #Hungary

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Members of the Civil Liberties Committee will discuss the fundamental rights situation in Hungary with Justice Minister László Trócsányi and civil society representatives on Monday (27 February) afternoon. MEPs are likely to raise the question of media pluralism, the independence of the judiciary and the situation of refugees and migrants. The government of Hungary will […]

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#DataProtection: Labour MEPs back new EU data protection laws that will safeguard European citizens’ privacy

#DataProtection: Labour MEPs back new EU data protection laws that will safeguard European citizens’ privacy

Labour MEPs will vote on Thursday for new EU data protection laws that will ensure European citizens’ privacy is safeguarded, after the proposals were given the green light today by the European Parliament civil liberties committee.  The data protection package consists of a regulation on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of […]

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#EU-Turkey migration deal: State of play and next steps

#EU-Turkey migration deal: State of play and next steps

Civil Liberties MEPs will debate next steps in the EU-Turkey cooperation on migration and Turkey’s progress towards fulfilling requirements for visa liberalization, as agreed by the European Council in March, with the Commission on Thursday at 9.15. Under the agreement finalized by heads of state and government at the summit on 18 March, all people […]

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#Terrorism: How Parliament is helping to tackle the threat

#Terrorism: How Parliament is helping to tackle the threat

The terrorist attacks in Brussels on 22 March showed the need for better cooperation on counterterrorism in Europe. Parliament has been working for years on legislation to facilitate a common response, with joint measures and better information sharing. Brussels attacks The EU’s justice ministers held an extraordinary summit two days after the attacks in Brussels. […]

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#RefugeeCrisis: MEPs want EU embassies and consulates to grant asylum seekers humanitarian visas

#RefugeeCrisis: MEPs want EU embassies and consulates to grant asylum seekers humanitarian visas

To dissuade refugees from putting their lives at risk by entrusting them to people smugglers, EU consulates and embassies should be allowed to issue humanitarian visas to persons seeking international protection, said Civil Liberties Committee MEPs voting on an update of the EU Visa Code on Wednesday. These visas would enable holders to enter the […]

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