Justice Minister to attend Justice and Home Affairs Council in Luxembourg

Justice Minister Ionas Nikolaou travels to Luxembourg on Sunday to attend the Justice and Home Affairs Council, the last Council of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The Ministers will discuss the proposal for a directive on the sales of goods. In October 2017, the Commission submitted an amended proposal to extend the scope of the directive to cover offline sales as well. They will also review the so-called Brussels IIa regulation on cross border parental responsibility issues.

The Presidency will inform ministers about the new strategy of e-justice for 2019-2023 while the Commission will update the Council on the implementation of the European public prosecutors office (EPPO).

The Council is expected to reach a partial general approach on the directive on insolvency, restructuring and second chance. This directive aims to reduce differences between member states restructuring and insolvency frameworks.

In the afternoon, Justice and Home Affairs Ministers will meet jointly to discuss the new proposal on e-evidence presented by the Commission in April 2018. The proposal aims to make it easier for authorities to access electronic evidence to better fight crime in the digital age.

The Ministers will also take stock of the files related to the reform of the common European asylum system. In the morning, they will discuss informally the application of the principles of responsibility and solidarity.

The Commission proposal to reform the visa code in view of new security and migration challenges is also on the agenda and the Ministers are expected to focus on the new mechanism linking visa policy and readmission of irregular migrants.

Over lunch, ministers will take stock of the situation on the Mediterranean migratory routes. Actions undertaken by the EU and member states in recent years have resulted in a decrease in the number of arrivals.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

Justice Minister to attend Justice and Home Affairs Council in Luxembourg

Justice Minister Ionas Nikolaou travels to Luxembourg on Sunday to attend the Justice and Home Affairs Council, the last Council of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The Ministers will discuss the proposal for a directive on the sales of goods. In October 2017, the Commission submitted an amended proposal to extend the scope of the directive to cover offline sales as well. They will also review the so-called Brussels IIa regulation on cross border parental responsibility issues.

The Presidency will inform ministers about the new strategy of e-justice for 2019-2023 while the Commission will update the Council on the implementation of the European public prosecutors office (EPPO).

The Council is expected to reach a partial general approach on the directive on insolvency, restructuring and second chance. This directive aims to reduce differences between member states restructuring and insolvency frameworks.

In the afternoon, Justice and Home Affairs Ministers will meet jointly to discuss the new proposal on e-evidence presented by the Commission in April 2018. The proposal aims to make it easier for authorities to access electronic evidence to better fight crime in the digital age.

The Ministers will also take stock of the files related to the reform of the common European asylum system. In the morning, they will discuss informally the application of the principles of responsibility and solidarity.

The Commission proposal to reform the visa code in view of new security and migration challenges is also on the agenda and the Ministers are expected to focus on the new mechanism linking visa policy and readmission of irregular migrants.

Over lunch, ministers will take stock of the situation on the Mediterranean migratory routes. Actions undertaken by the EU and member states in recent years have resulted in a decrease in the number of arrivals.

Source: Cyprus News Agency