e-Justice Conference: arrivals and statement by Jiří Pospíšil, Czech Minister for Justice and President in office of the Council
End production: 17/02/2009 First transmission: 17/02/2009
Jiří Pospíšil, Czech Minister for Justice and President in office of the Council, officially welcomed his ministerial colleagues from the EU Member States at the international conference in the area of e-Justice. On 17 and 18 February 2009, he chaired the meeting of approximately three hundred delegates in the Prague Congress Centre.
On the first day, the national representatives presented their contributions on the topics: "On the Road towards European e-Justice - creation of a European e-Justice portal" and "EU and e-Justice - the look inside and out. On the second day, parallel sessions of lectures ran concerning cross-border videoconferencing, and securisation, authentification and identity management.
Jacques Barrot, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Freedom and Security, took part in the event.
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||Arrivals (4 shots)
||General atmosphere (2 shots)
||Jiří Pospíšil, Czech Minister for Justice and President in office of the Council, (in CZECH) saying that an e-Justice portal project is still in preparation; that means it has not been launched yet for EU citizens; if all succeeds, it could be launched already in 2009; they count on the second part of 2009; the Czech Republic wants to speed the work up, so that it could really be launched for EU citizens already in 2009;
saying that the e-Justice portal will bring two advantages in the first phase; firstly it will contain a list of authorized experts and interpreters in single EU States; for example if a citizen from the Czech Republic needs an authorized expert in Belgium, he will be able to find out this information via the e-Justice portal, in the same way if a Czech court needs an authorized expert or interpreter in other country of EU; the second advantage will be information and a manual for cross-border videoconferencing; for example, if a Czech court needs to listen to a Spanish citizen, they will be able to do it by videoconferencing directly in Spain and the witness will not need to be invited to the Czech court. (2 shots)