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Data Retention Directive: we should not always rely on courts to repair unsound laws

Data Retention Directive: we should not always rely on courts to repair unsound laws
ALDE welcomes the European Court of Justice ruling of today declaring the Data Retention Directive to be invalid. The Directive, adopted in 2005, entitles Member States to retain citizens’ telecommunications data, such as phone calls and emails, and allows competent national authorities to access these data.

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Human Rights in the EU: there is still much work

The European Parliament meeting in plenary session today adopted by majority Louis Michel’s (MR , Belgium) report on the situation of fundamental rights in the EU for 2012.

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We must strengthen the EU mechanisms to ensure respect for fundamental rights

The Committee on Civil Liberties and Justice of the European Parliament adopted tonight the report by Louis Michel (MR , Belgium) on Fundamental Rights in the EU for 2012.

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We must strengthen the EU mechanisms to ensure respect for fundamental rights

The Committee on Civil Liberties and Justice of the European Parliament adopted tonight the report by Louis Michel (MR , Belgium) on Fundamental Rights in the EU for 2012.

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We must strengthen the EU mechanisms to ensure respect for fundamental rights

The Committee on Civil Liberties and Justice of the European Parliament adopted tonight the report by Louis Michel (MR , Belgium) on Fundamental Rights in the EU for 2012.

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EU arrest warrant must apply fully in Croatia

EU arrest warrant must apply fully in Croatia
On 18 September 2013 the European Commission launched a so-called “Article 39 procedure” against Croatia for having unilaterally provided in national law that the EU European Arrest Warrant – which replaces traditional extradition with a faster streamlined procedure for serious crimes – will apply only to crimes committed after August 7, 2002. This procedure is based on an article in Croatia’s Accession Treaty and allows Brussels to impose measures in case of non-compliance with some EU rules.

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Immediate suspension of EU-US TFTP agreement necessary following latest US spying revelations

Immediate suspension of EU-US TFTP agreement necessary following latest US spying revelations
Following the latest news reports today that the US National Security Agency has been secretly tapping into personal financial data from the SWIFT database (a global financial interchange service), Sophie In’t Veld (D66, Netherlands) ALDE vice-president on Parliament’s Civil Liberties committee and a campaigner for personal data privacy is now calling on commissioner Malmström to suspend the EU-US agreement which regulates the exchange of data from the company as part of the US’ Terrorist Financial Tracking Programme.

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Hungary: If the EP is serious about fundamental rights, it must apply Article 7(1) TEU

Ahead of tomorrow’s vote on a report on the situation of fundamental rights in Hungary, Parliament held today a debate in the presence of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

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Improved Schengen preserves citizens’ freedom

The European Parliament confirmed today its agreement with the Council – after almost a year of negotiations – on a new Schengen governance system. This will strengthen the Schengen supervision by finally putting an end to the current st…

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Improved Schengen supervision will preserve citizens’ freedom of movement

The European Parliament confirmed today its agreement with the Council – after almost a year of negotiations – on a new Schengen governance system. This will strengthen the Schengen supervision by finally putting an end to the current st…

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