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Europol reforms: MEPs criticize Council and demand democratic scrutiny

Europol reforms: MEPs criticize Council and demand democratic scrutiny

On Tuesday Parliament rejected four proposals, on Europol’s analysis work files, the confidentiality of its information, its exchange of personal data with partners and its agreements with third countries, arguing that Europol rules should not be amended until the EP becomes a co-legislator in this area. Source : © European Parliament

MEPs and national MPs debate Stockholm programme

MEPs and national MPs debate Stockholm programme

More cooperation is needed on judicial affairs but without compromising national traditions and fundamental rights, concluded national and European MPs, who are both set to see their responsibilities increased in this area by the Lisbon Treaty. The parliamentarians debated the five-year priorities for justice, freedom and security at a meeting at the EP on Tuesday. Source : © European Parliament

MEPs and national MPs debate Stockholm programme

MEPs and national MPs debate Stockholm programme

More cooperation is needed on judicial affairs but without compromising national traditions and fundamental rights, concluded national and European MPs, who are both set to see their responsibilities increased in this area by the Lisbon Treaty. The parliamentarians debated the five-year priorities for justice, freedom and security at a meeting at the EP on Tuesday

Making EU support for democracy-building more effective

Making EU support for democracy-building more effective

EU support for building democracy outside the European Union touches on wider issues including human rights and poverty reduction.