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27/11/2013 - Commission takes action to guarantee fair trial rights across Europe

Today the Commission took a step further in the creation of a truly European area of justice with five new proposals to strengthen fair trial rights of citizens in criminal proceedings throughout the European Union.

"Before 2010, Lady Justice was holding two swords and no scales. Since then the Commission has taken action to bring a new balance into justice policies by strengthening the rights of EU citizens in criminal proceedings," said Vice-President Reding.


20/11/2013 - Women on Boards: European Parliament backs Commission's proposal

Over the last decade, despite an intense public debate and some voluntary initiatives, little has changed to improve the gender balance in boardrooms across Europe. Today the European Parliament voted to back the European Commission’s proposed law to improve the gender balance in Europe’s company boardrooms.


18/11/2013 - Vice-President Reding in Washington D.C. to negotiate EU-US data protection agreement for law enforcement purposes

Vice-President Reding is in Washington D.C. today attending the EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial. Vice-President Reding and Attorney-General Eric Holder will notably discuss the ongoing negotiations on a data protection agreement when cooperating to fight terrorism or crime. Vice-President Viviane Reding said ahead of the meeting: "A meaningful agreement has to give European citizens concrete and enforceable rights, notably the right to judicial redress."


14/11/2013 - Viviane Reding à l'écoute des citoyens à Marseille: La France a besoin d'un Europe fort pour maintenir sa place sur la scène mondiale

Après 36 dialogues dans des villes partout en Europe, le débat sur l'avenir de l'Europe s'est tenu à Marseille. Le 14 novembre 2013 la Vice-présidente Reding et la Garde des Sceaux Christiane Taubira ont dialogué de l’avenir de l’Europe, les droits des citoyens et la sortie de la crise économique avec les citoyens à Marseille.