Justice and Home Affairs Council: arrivals (Justice)
End production: 06/06/2008 First transmission: 06/06/2008
EU Ministers for Justice met on 6 June 2008 in Luxembourg to discuss two proposals referring to environmental protection: a proposal for a directive on the protection of the environment through criminal law and a proposal for a directive on ship-source pollution. Two other dossiers in the field of judicial cooperation in criminal matters were also on the agenda: the enforcement of decisions rendered in absentia and a proposal on the strengthening of Eurojust. In the field of civil law, the Ministers discussed a proposal for regulation on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and cooperation in matters relating to maintenance obligations, and a proposal introducing rules concerning applicable law in matrimonial matters (Rome III regulation). The Presidency acquainted Ministers with the progress made on the e-justice dossier and proposed further activities in this area.
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||Arrival of Jack Straw, British Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor
||Arrival of Jacques Barrot, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Freedom and Security
||Lovro Šturm, Slovenian Minister for Justice and President in office of the Council, (in ENGLISH) saying that the Presidency reached together in codecision process with the European Parliament an agreement on the Directive on environmental protection by penal instruments; they are very glad about this achievement; they will discuss how to strenghten the rights of EU citizens in the cases when there are judicial decisions rendered "in absentia"; they hope they will find an agreement on that point
||Arrival of Alberto Costa, Portuguese Minister for Justice
||Arrival of Angelino Alfano, Italian Minister for Justice
||Arrival of Brigitte Zypries, German Federal Minister for Justice
||Cutaways (3 shots)