Policy areas

  • Security Union

    Security Union

    Working with Member States and EU agencies, such as Europol, to build an effective response to countering terrorism and radicalisation, organised crime and cyber threats.

  • Judicial cooperation

    Judicial cooperation

    Tackling crimes such as human trafficking, smuggling and corruption across the EU. Creating a European area of justice by linking the different national legal systems across the EU.

  • Fundamental rights

    Fundamental rights

    Fighting discrimination and promoting gender equality, particularly by safeguarding the rule of law and fundamental rights. Concluding the EU's accession to the European Convention of Human Rights and ensuring all Commission proposals comply with the European Charter of Human Rights.

  • Data protection

    Data protection

    Reforming data protection rules to give people control over their personal data and help businesses to comply. Ensuring that non-EU countries also protect the personal data of EU citizens.

  • Consumer protection

    Consumer protection

    Protecting and empowering consumers by reinforcing the safety of goods, services and food; keeping consumers better informed; ensuring compliance of EU consumer rules and adapting consumer law to digital developments.

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Objectives
  • Eliminating the possibilities for terrorists to operate and preventing radicalisation – offline and online
  • Modernising EU information systems and sharing information in a more intelligent way
  • Building resilience to cyber and hybrid threats; and ensuring free and fair elections
  • Fighting corruption, cross-border and organised crime
  • Enabling citizens and companies in the EU to defend their rights outside their home country, by improving mutual recognition of judgments by courts across the EU
  • Creating an independent European Public Prosecutors Office to combat fraud and misuse of EU money
  • Defending EU citizens' fundamental rights and implementing an Anti-Discrimination Directive to fight discrimination and promote gender equality
  • Concluding the accession of the EU to the Council of Europe's Convention of Human Rights
  • Ensuring all Commission proposals respect the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
  • Reforming EU data protection rules and making sure non-EU government agencies and companies also protect the personal data of EU citizens
  • Safeguarding consumer rights through legislation, adapting rules to economic and social change – especially rules on digital, energy, and financial services
  • Guaranteeing the safety of products in the single market and helping consumers make choices based on clear, accurate and consistent information

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