Justice and Home Affairs Council: round table
End production: 26/02/2009 First transmission: 26/02/2009
The EU Ministers for Justice and Home Affairs gathered in Brussels on 26 and 27 February 2009 for a meeting of the JHA Council. Jirí Pospíšil, Czech Minister for Justice, and Ivan Langer, Czech Minister for the Interior, chaired the meeting.
On 26 February, Ministers for the Interior discussed the following items in the Home Affairs area: draft Council conclusions on SIS II (Schengen Information System, 2nd generation); proposal for a Regulation establishing a European Asylum Support Office; combating illegal immigration in the Mediterranean; discussion on the situation of Iraqi refugees; draft Council Decision appointing the Director of Europol; Guantánamo; Visa Information System - the state of affairs; and rational Anti-Drugs Policy.
On 27 February, Ministers for Justice dealt with the following topics: proposal for a Council Framework Decision on prevention and settlement of conflicts of jurisdiction in criminal proceedings; implementation of the European eJustice Action Plan; negotiating mandate for a mutual legal assistance agreement between the European Union and Japan; proposal for a Directive of the EP and of the Council amending Directive 2005/35/EC on ship-source pollution.
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||Birthe Rønn Hornbech , Danish Minister for Refugee, Immigration and Integration Affairs
||Jüri Pihl, Estonian Minister for Internal Affairs
||Ivan Langer, Czech Minister for the Interior and President in office of the Council (3 shots)
||View of the round table
||Jacques Barrot, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Freedom and Security (3 shots)
||Katarina Kresal, Slovenian Minister for the Interior
||Rui Pereira, Portuguese Minister for Internal Administration, talking with Jüri Pihl
||Wolfgang Schäuble, German Federal Minister for the Interior, talking with Rui Pereira
||Jacques Barrot talking with Tobias Billström, Swedish Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy
||Roberto Maroni, Italian Minister for the Interior
||General views (2 shots)