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05/12/2018 - Consumer affairs and public health / Justice and citizens’ rights

To protect its democratic systems and public debates and in view of the 2019 European elections as well as a number of national and local elections that will be held in Member States by 2020, the EU is presenting today an Action Plan to step up efforts to counter disinformation in Europe and beyond. 

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04/12/2018 - Asylum and migration / Justice and citizens’ rights

Taking stock of measures taken since 2015, the report highlights the main trends in trafficking in human beings and outlines remaining challenges that the EU and Member States must address as a matter of priority.

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13/11/2018 - Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens’ rights

The European Commission issued its latest reports on steps taken by Bulgaria and Romania to meet their commitments on judicial reform and the fight against corruption, and in the case of Bulgaria organised crime, in the context of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM). 

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13/11/2018 - Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens’ rights

The European Commission has published detailed information on its ongoing preparedness and contingency work in the event of a no deal scenario in the Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom.

08/11/2018 - Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens’ rights
Ms Vera JOUROVA, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality; Mr Josef MOSER, Austrian Federal Minister for Justice © EU
12/10/2018 - Justice and citizens’ rights

The Council adopted its position on the directive on insolvency, restructuring and second chance. Home affairs ministers discussed a Commission proposal on the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (EBCG). They expressed their general wish to strengthen the mandate of the EBCG.

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10/10/2018 - Justice and citizens’ rights

Today, the European Commission is reporting on the progress made towards an effective and genuine Security Union, calling on the European Parliament and the Council to finalise their work on priority security initiatives as a matter of urgency.

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04/10/2018 - Justice and citizens’ rights / Security and defence

The new rules, already informally agreed between Parliament’s negotiators and EU ministers in June, will make it quicker and simpler for EU member states to ask each other to freeze criminal assets or confiscate criminal property.

12/09/2018 - Justice and citizens’ rights / Security and defence
12/09/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Justice and citizens’ rights
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05/09/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Justice and citizens’ rights

Following the conclusion of the EU-Japan talks on personal data protection in July 2018, the Commission launched the procedure for the adoption of its adequacy decision.

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19/07/2018 - Justice and citizens’ rights

In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. 

05/07/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Justice and citizens’ rights
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02/07/2018 - Justice and citizens’ rights

Today, the European Commission has launched an infringement procedure by sending a Letter of Formal Notice to Poland regarding the Polish law on the Supreme Court.

08/06/2018 - Energy, environment and climate / Justice and citizens’ rights / Transport and travel
07/06/2018 - Justice and citizens’ rights
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05/06/2018 - Justice and citizens’ rights

Ministers reviewed progress on the reform of the European asylum system on the second day of the Justice and Home Affairs Council. In this context they also discussed the application of the principles of responsibility and solidarity. New asylum rules will ensure that the EU can better protect people in need of international protection. 

17/05/2018 - Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens’ rights
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15/05/2018 - Economy and the euro / Justice and citizens’ rights

Ten days ahead of the entry into application of the General Data Protection Regulation, the European Commission is presenting a set of concrete actions that European leaders can take to protect citizens' privacy and make the EU's Digital Single Market a reality before the end of 2018.


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