Meeting in Dublin, Vice-President Reding and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder discussed the data surveillance programme, PRISM, in the context of the EU-U.S. Ministerial held on 14 June 2013.
Viviane Reding defends strong data protection rules at Justice Council
Today's Justice Council saw solid progress on data protection law, access to a lawyer, and fighting fraud against the EU budget, among other issues. Vice-President Viviane Reding represented the Commission at the meeting in Luxembourg.
Hungary and the Rule of Law – Plenary debate in the European Parliament
Vice-President Viviane Reding on Wednesday spoke, on behalf of European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, in the European Parliament plenary session on the situation in Hungary. "The Commission's legal analysis is progressing at a steady pace, in an objective, non-partisan and fair manner, in full respect of EU law and principles. This is what we have done in all other situations such as in Romania last year."
EU Citizenship: 12 new actions to boost citizens’ rights
The Commission is working to make EU citizenship a reality in people's daily lives. The 2013 EU Citizenship Report published today sets out 12 new concrete ways to help Europeans make better use of their EU rights, from looking for a job in another EU country to ensuring stronger participation in the democratic life of the Union. Coming during the European Year of Citizens, it is the Commission's answer to calls from citizens about problems experienced when travelling, moving to or shopping in another EU country.
"I believe a United States of Europe is the right vision to surmount the current crisis, but above all to overcome the failings of the Maastricht Treaty"