Cypriot Justice Minister to attend EU Justice and Home Affairs Council

Justice and Public Order Minister Ionas Nicolaou departs for Luxembourg on Wednesday to take part in the Justice and Home Affairs Council that will take place from 8-9 June.

Member states participating in the European Public Prosecutors office are expected to reach an agreement on a regulation relating to the PP office, following the launch of an enhanced cooperation in April.

Ministers will also try to reach agreements on the directive on the supply of digital content as well as on the directive on countering money laundering by criminal law.

Furthermore they will hold a debate on two pieces of legislation: the revision of the Brussels II, a framework on matrimonial matters and parental responsibility and the proposed directive on insolvency, restructuring and second chance.

In the afternoon, Justice and Home Affairs Ministers will discuss common areas related to criminal justice in cyberspace and the protection of children in migration.

Home affairs ministers are expected to adopt conclusions on improving interoperability of information systems. They will review the work on the proposals to improve the Schengen Information System. Over lunch, Ministers will discuss counter terrorism and combating radicalisation.

The Council will also assess progress on the proposal for a European travel and information authorisation system, which aims to collect information from visa-exempt travellers prior to their trip to the EU.

In addition, the Council will review the situation on migration and the return policy. Ministers will take stock of the work on the proposals to reform the common European asylum system.

Source: Cyprus News Agency