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Economy & Jobs 04-09-2018

Latvia: The governor’s corruption undermines the ECB

Having been put under investigation for corruption at the end of June, the governor of Latvia's central bank is the third member of the ECB governing council to have been implicated in murky deals over the past year. EURACTIV France reports.
Air Quality 23-08-2018

Germany blocks ‘Dieselgate’ investigation in France

Three French investigative judges have complained about the lack of collaboration from the German judiciary in the ‘Dieselgate’ file. Germany meanwhile alleged possible disruptions of its own investigation. An article from our partner Ouest-France.
Brexit 11-04-2018

Brexiteers cry foul over EU prisoner figures

4,024 EU nationals were in prisons in England and Wales in 2017, according to data released on Wednesday (11 April) by the UK’s Ministry for Justice following a Freedom of Information request.
Global Europe 17-11-2016

A pivotal moment for the Central African Republic

For decades, the Central African Republic has suffered from enormous humanitarian needs and a perilous security situation. Europe needs to strengthen its support for this fragile and forgotten state, writes Friederike Röder.
Enlargement 22-07-2016

Albanian parliament passes judiciary reform key to EU accession

Albania's governing and opposition parties passed a judicial reform package on Thursday (21 July), meeting a condition of the European Union for accession talks with the ex-Communist Balkan state.
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Commission rates judiciary independence of EU member states

The European Commission released on Monday the second edition of the EU Justice Scoreboard, aimed to promote quality, independence and efficiency of justice systems in the European Union.

Economy and justice top of Barroso II final year agenda

The Commission adopted yesterday (22 October) its work programme for the last year of mandate, which draws out an unprecedented framework to ensure respect for European values in member states.

EU court backs environmentalists in pesticide case

A European Union court has annulled a Commission decision rejecting two environmental groups’ request for an internal review of a pesticide regulation.

Reding defines new EU data privacy rules

In a speech yesterday (16 March) EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding spelled out new privacy rules for personal data held on the Internet, including a "right to be forgotten" that would allow users to permanently delete data held by companies.

Brussels adopts agenda to improve children’s rights

The European Commission launched yesterday (15 February) a list of actions to improve children's well-being and make Europe's justice system more child-friendly, but NGOs complain the agenda lacks an overarching vision. 

Communicating Europe begins at home, says Reding

The EU's commissioner for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship, Viviane Reding, reassured her staff that the European Commission will remain in the driving seat in communicating Europe but not without citizens, sources told EURACTIV after an in-house presentation on Friday (12 February).

EU justice chief plans civil code, privacy laws

Viviane Reding, the EU's new commissioner for justice and fundamental rights, is planning ambitious reforms for her mandate including the introduction of a European Civil Code and a major revamp of EU data protection rules.

EU to grant free interpretation rights to suspected criminals

People in Europe facing criminal proceedings outside of their country of residence will be able to receive free interpretation and translations of procedural documents in their native language, justice ministers agreed last week (23 October).

Italian MEP calls for EU Parliament mafias probe

The European Parliament should tackle the problems posed by mafias across Europe by setting up an ad hoc committee to investigate their connection with "financial, entrepreneurial and political systems," according to an appeal launched by Rosario Crocetta, a newly-elected Italian MEP who has been living under strict police protection since 2002 due to his activities against the Sicilian mafia.
Security 19-09-2007

Kosovo’s choice: between justice and organised crime

Kosovars can "no longer plead ignorance" over the extent of mafia crime in the country, writes Krenar Gashi of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN).

UK tourists ‘at risk’ from EU Treaty rejection

A recently launched justice organisation, The Just Umbrella, has urged EU leaders to include justice as part of the proposed Treaty revisions, or put British and other tourists at risk from legal and judicial discrimination while abroad.
Security 24-05-2007

Amnesty blasts EU anti-terror ‘fear tactics’

EU governments' anti-terrorism policies are contributing to the erosion of human rights and are helping to create an increasingly polarised and dangerous world, according to Amnesty International's annual report, published on 23 May.
Security 06-07-2005

A thin line between freedom and security

A Centre for European Policy Studies conference has thrown up questions as to the potential dangers to civil liberties from the EU’s current approach to security.
Security 11-05-2005

Ambitious catch-all plan for freedom and security in Europe

Commissioner Frattini has presented a timetabled action plan for freedom, security and justice in the EU over the next five years.
Security 14-04-2005

Ministers to consider measures to promote a European justice system

The Justice and Home Affairs Council will meet in Luxembourg on 14 April to discuss measures designed to co-ordinate criminal and civil justice across the Union.
Security 08-04-2005

Commission proposes threefold increase in justice & security budget

A 300% increase in spending on justice and security by the EU would be a "bare minimum", according to Freedom, Justice and Security Commissioner Franco Frattini.
Security 09-03-2005

Terrorism threat: much talk but how much action?

March 11 2005 marks a year since the horrific bombing of 4 commuter trains in Madrid. But what action has Europe taken to stop such attacks happening again? EURACTIV gives an overview of what has been done, what is proposed and how views differ on the way forward.
Public Affairs 18-01-2005

EU considers swastika ban

The European Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini may consider the possibility of a Europe-wide ban on Nazi symbols.