Justice and Home Affairs Council:
Extracts from the arrivals and doorsteps
Lieu: Council , Justus Lipsius building, Brussels
End production: 08/03/2013 First transmission: 08/03/2013
Today, justice ministers are expected to confirm the compromise text of the agreement reached with the European Parliament on the regulation on mutual recognition of protection measures in civil matters upon request of the person at risk, aimed at strengthening the rights of victims.
Moreover, ministers will hold an orientation debate on the proposal for a regulation setting out a general EU framework for data protection. The discussion will focus on the implementation of a risk-based approach in the regulation and on the flexibility requirement for the public sector.
Finally, ministers will have a first exchange of views on the recent proposal for a directive on the protection of the euro and other currencies against counterfeiting by criminal law, following its presentation by the Commission.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||SOUNDBITE by Alan Shatter, Irish Minister for Justice and Equality and President in office of the Council(In English) saying that: We are going to be resuming the discussions on data protection regulation which is progressing very well with the first treatement with the European parliament, eith the particular issues bringing back for Ministerial discussion this morning, there's some specific questions for the Ministers to continue to develop the work and we think that should go well looking for that conversation and by coincidence we'll have the European protection order on the agenda today, in the context of the Irish presidency we completed negotiations with the European parliament and we bringing back to the Council today the agreement has been reached with the EP and the European protection should be adopted, it's an important milestone and we'll have Commissioner Reding telling us about the new proposed measures to protect currency the in particular the euro currency.
||Annemie Turtleboom, Belgian Minister for Justice
||Fred Teeven, Dutch State Secretary of Security and Justice
||SOUNDBITE by Jānis Bordāns, Latvian Minister for Justice (In English) saying that: Equality is a very important issue. It is maybe a sensitive issue in Latvia because traditionally this quota is over fulfil already and maybe many countries could see that too in their countries and we always have very strong influences from ladies, women, in our families, work, business, politics.
||Morten Bødskov, Danish Minister for Justice
||Tibor Navracsis, Hungarian Minister for Public Administration and Justice
||SOUNDBITE by Christiane Taubira, French Minister for Justice (In French) saying that: Regarding the quotas is a sensitive subject because it is a mechanism and what is decided authomatically is not good. We consider that is better improve the law to have a good maternity, that the men participate in the paternity leave, to ensure the women's capacitation during the maternity period.
||Diana Kovatcheva, Bulgarian Minister for Justice
||SOUNDBITE by Chris Grayling , UK Secretary of State for Justice (In English) saying that: We want to see as many women as possible in senior and prominent positions in both the public and private sector, whether it's sensible to pass laws there to tell private companies how to run their affairs is a different question, I think it's better to support and encourage women in senior positions.
||SOUNDBITE by Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship (In German) saying that: (On Germany being against woman's quotas)
It is precisely the kind of things you don't want to hear on such a day and when I listen to German women, we know they have a different point of view. It is time that Germany and other European countries allow graduated and talented women to find their place in the working word. It is good for our society, it is good for our economy, it is good for Europe and not to do it would be damage for our economy.