Commission presents ambitious measures to help citizens at Justice Council
EU Justice Ministers, meeting in Brussels on 3 December, will make history by endorsing several major initiatives in record time: safeguarding and strengthening citizens' rights for fair trials (political agreement five months after the Commission’s proposal) and bringing legal certainty for cross-border couples who wish to divorce (eight months after the Commission responded to a request by nine Member States to propose legislation). Ministers will discuss stronger data protection rules in the EU-US relationship and a new approach to data protection within the EU. EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding will present the EU Citizenship Report, which has concrete measures to make life easier for EU citizens living outside their home countries.
- Justice and Home Affairs Council: 2-3 December 2010, Brussels
- Making citizen's lives easier - factsheets
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