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18/09/2012 - Europe, the Law, and the German legal profession: a comment from Luxembourg

EU Commissioner for Justice Viviane Reding spoke at the German Congress for the Legal Profession in Munich on the subjects of privacy law, gender equality, EU group action lawsuits and the optional European Sale of Goods Act. But above all, she spoke about the German debate over the idea of 'legal transgression' in the euro rescue plans.


12/09/2012 - Europe is putting victims first: European Parliament votes to improve rights for 75 million crime victims

European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding, the EU's Justice Commissioner, today welcomed a vote by the European Parliament to back a new law improving rights for crime victims across the EU. The plenary vote paves the way for a formal adoption by the Council in October so that the Directive can become law. The Vice-President called this vote "an historic achievement and a strong signal that Europe is delivering on the rights of citizens."