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European Council
Council of the European Union

Indicative programme - Justice and Home Affairs Council, 12-13/03/2015

Council of the EU
  • 11/03/2015
  • 17:00
  • Press release
  • 109/15
  • Justice
  • Home Affairs
11/03/2015
Press contacts

Joaquín Nogueroles Garcia
Press officer (Home Affairs; Counter-terrorism coordination)
+32 22812074
+32 473854991

Place:         Justus Lipsius building, Brussels
Chair(s):     Rihards Kozlovskis, Minister for the Interior, and Dzintars Rasnačs, Minister for Justice of Latvia

All times are approximate and subject to change

Thursday, 12 March (10.00) - Home Affairs

+/- 09.45     Doorstep by Minister Kozlovskis
+/- 10.00     Beginning of Home Affairs Council meeting 
                     Fight against terrorism: follow-up to the statement of 12 February by the Members of the European Council and to the Riga Joint Statement of 29 January by the Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs of the EU

In the margins of the Council
+/- 12.00     Meeting of the Mixed Committee 
                     The Greek Government's Road Map on Asylum for 2015 (follow-up to the Revised Greek Action Plan on Asylum and Migration Management)
+/- 12.45     Lunch - Home affairs and Mixed Committee ministers 
                     Migratory pressures: trends and further actions

+/- 15.00     Home Affairs Council resumes
                     Adoption of non-legislative A Items
                     Mixed Committee related issues
                      a)  Migratory pressures: trends and further actions
                      b)  The Greek Government's Road Map on Asylum for 2015
+/- 15.15     Adoption of legislative A Items (in public session)
+/- 15.45     Press conference
(Home Affairs)

In the margins of the Council
15.30          Signature of the Joint Declaration on a Common Agenda on Migration and Mobility between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the European Union and its Member States

Friday, 13 March (10.00) - Justice

+/- 09.00     Doorstep by Minister Rasnačs
+/- 10.00     Beginning of Justice Council meeting (in public session) 
                     Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation)
11.45           Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on provisional legal aid for suspects or accused persons deprived of liberty and legal aid in European arrest warrant proceedings
12.45           Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (EUROJUST)
                     Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on promoting the free movement of citizens and businesses by simplifying the acceptance of certain public documents in the European Union and amending Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012

+/- 13.10     Press conference  (Justice)
+/- 13.30     Lunch - Justice
                    "Disengagement, rehabilitation and de/anti-radicalisation of foreign fighters - the judicial dimension"
+/- 15.00     Justice Council resumes 
                    Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on promoting the free movement of citizens and businesses by simplifying the acceptance of certain public documents in the European Union and amending Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012
+/- 16.00    Proposal for a Council Regulation on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor's Office
+/- 17.15    Press conference (Justice)