Justice and Home Affairs Council:
extracts from the arrivals and doorsteps
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - Council
End production: 14/12/2011 First transmission: 14/12/2011
During this Council meeting, Justice ministers will try to agree on a general approach regarding a directive
establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime. The Council will also seek a general approach on a European investigation order on criminal matters.
Ministers will also aim to reach agreement on the text of the regulation on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and authentic instruments in matters of succession and the creation of a European Certificate of Succession. On the recast of a regulation on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (the so-called "Brussels I" regulation), approval of the political guidelines for further works concerning the abolition of exequatur is expected.
Ministers will also be briefed by the Presidency on the state-of-play concerning a proposal for a regulation on the Common European Sales Law and will take note of a progress report on a directive on the right of access to a lawyer and on the right to communicate upon arrest.
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||Jan Store, Finnsih Permanent Representative
||Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, German Federal Minister of Justice
||Soundbite by Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger (In GERMAN)
||Remigijus Simasius, Lithuanian Minister of Justice
||Manuel Lobo Antunes, Portuguese Permanent Representative
||Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship
||Dražen Bosnajakovic, Croatian Minister for Justice and Branko Baricevic, Head of EU delegation in Zagreb and Ambassador
||Diana Kovatcheva, Bulgarian Minister for Justice
||Kenneth Clarke, UK Secretary of State for Justice
||Aleš Zalar, Slovenian Minister for Justice
||Paola Severino Di Benedetto, Italian Minister for Justice
||George Petalotis, Greek State Secretary for Justice