Policy areas

  • Security Union

    Security Union

    The European Agenda on Security aims for a stronger, more coordinated and comprehensive EU response to terrorism crime and cybercrime.

  • Judicial cooperation

    Judicial cooperation

    Working in mutual trust on criminal matters to fight human trafficking, smuggling and corruption. Creating a European area of justice by linking the different national legal systems across the EU, making life easier for citizens and companies.

  • Fundamental rights

    Fundamental rights

    Protecting the rule of law and fundamental rights by concluding the EU's accession to the European Convention of Human Rights and ensuring all Commission proposals respect the European Charter of Human Rights. The Anti-Discrimination Directive fights discrimination and promotes gender equality.

  • Data protection

    Data protection

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

  • Consumer protection

    Consumer protection

    Protecting and empowering consumers by reinforcing consumer safety for goods, services and food; keeping consumers better informed; improving enforcement of consumer rules and adapting consumer law to the digital age.

Background

Objectives
  • Implementing a European Agenda on Security to fight terrorism and prevent radicalisation
  • 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 Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
  • Reforming EU data protection rules and making sure that US government agencies and companies adequately protect EU citizens' personal data
  • Safeguarding consumer rights through legislation, ensuring rules are adapted to economic and social changes – especially in the digital area, energy, and financial services
  • Guaranteeing the safety of products on the single market and helping consumers make choices based on clear, accurate and consistent information

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