Justice and Home Affairs Council: roundtable (home affairs)

Type: News   Reference: 81852   Duration: 00:01:48  Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - Council
End production: 13/12/2011   First transmission: 13/12/2011
The Justice and Home Affairs Council (JHA) holds a two-day meeting on Tuesday, 13 and Wednesday, 14 December 2011 under the chair of Jacek Cichocki, Minister for the Interior, and Jarosław Gowin, Minister for Justice, in the Justus Lipsius building in Brussels. On Tuesday, home affairs ministers will look at a number of Schengen related issues: First, regarding new rules for the more effective governance of the Schengen area, the Council will examine a number of outstanding issues of the two proposed regulations: one concerns the establishment of an evaluation and monitoring mechanism to verify the application of the Schengen acquis, the other concerns common rules on the temporary reintroduction of border controls in exceptional circumstances. Still on Schengen, ministers will revert to the question of Schengen accession of Bulgaria and Romania. The Council will also discuss the state-of-play concerning negotiations on revised rules governing the EU's visa free regime. On asylum, the Council will look at the state-of-play of the different legal instruments aimed to improve the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). On migration, the Council will take note of a presidency paper regarding the EU response to increased migration pressures. Ministers will also hold a first exchange of views on the Commission communication on a "Global approach to migration and mobility". Regarding terrorism related issues, the Council is expected to take a decision on the signing of the EU-US PNR agreement and request the European Parliament to give its consent. The EU Counterterrorism coordinator will present three documents for discussion: his most recent report on the EU Action Plan on combating terrorism, his latest discussion paper on the EU Counter-terrorism strategy and his report on the implementation of the revised strategy for terrorist financing. The latter has been drawn up in cooperation with the Commission. Ministers will also be informed about the EU-US ministerial meeting on justice and home affairs issues which took place in November. Furthermore, the Council will have a first exchange of views on the package of justice and home affairs related Commission proposals in the context of the multiannual financial framework (2014-2020).

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00:00:05 Lichtenstein representative (2 shots) 00:00:08
00:00:13 Aleš Zalar, Slovenian Minister for Justice (2 shots) 00:00:09
00:00:22 Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici, Maltese Minister for Justice and Interior affairs 00:00:05
00:00:27 Neoklis Sylikiotis, Cypriot Minister for Interior affairs (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:00:38 Jan Kubice, Czech Minister of Justice 00:00:04
00:00:42 Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Bulgarian Interior Minister 00:00:11
00:00:53 Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici and Hans-Peter Friedrich, Minister for the Interior of Germany 00:00:04
00:00:57 Jacek Cichocki, Polish Minister for the Interior 00:00:05
00:01:02 Tobias Billström, Swedish Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy 00:00:06
00:01:08 Anna Terron I Cusi, Spanish Secretary of State for Labour and Immigration (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:01:18 Norwegian delegation 00:00:04
00:01:22 Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Home Affairs (2 shots) 00:00:08
00:01:30 Rimundas Palaitis, Latvian Minister for Interior 00:00:10
00:01:40 General view of the meeting room 00:00:08
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