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European Council
Council of the European Union

Indicative programme - Justice and Home Affairs Council, 3-4 December 2015

Council of the EU
  • 03/12/2015
  • 09:40
  • Media advisory
  • 890/15
  • Justice
  • Home Affairs
03/12/2015
Press contacts

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

Place:
Justus Lipsius building, Brussels
Chair(s):
Félix Braz, Minister of Justice of Luxembourg
Étienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Internal Security and Defence of Luxembourg
Jean Asselborn, Minister of Immigration and Asylum of Luxembourg

All times are approximate and subject to change

THURSDAY 3 DECEMBER - JUSTICE

+/- 08.00
Arrivals

+/- 09.10
Doorstep by Minister Braz

+/- 10.00
Beginning of Council meeting
(roundtable)
Adoption of the agenda
Adoption of legislative A Items (public session)
Free movement of citizens and businesses by simplifying the acceptance of certain public documents in the EU (public session)
Fight against fraud to the Union's financial interests by means of criminal law (public session)
Establishment of the European Public Prosecutor's Office (public session)
Matrimonial regimes and registered partnerships (public session)
a)     Jurisdiction, applicable law and the recognition and enforcement of decisions in matters of matrimonial property regimes
b)     Jurisdiction, applicable law and the recognition and enforcement of decisions regarding the property consequences of registered partnerships

+/- 13.15
Working lunch: Combating on-line hate speech

+/- 14.45
Adoption of non-legislative A Items
Retention of electronic communication data
Ensuring effective criminal justice in the digital age: what are the needs?
Migration crisis: aspects of judicial cooperation and the fight against xenophobia
Other business

+/- 18.00
Press conference (live streaming)

FRIDAY 4 DECEMBER - HOME AFFAIRS

+/- 08.00
Arrivals (live streaming)

+/- 08.15
Doorstep by Minister Schneider

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Doorstep by Minister Asselborn

+/- 10.00
Beginning of Council meeting
(roundtable)
Use of Passenger Name Record data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime (public session)
European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation and Training (Europol) (public session)
Renewed EU Internal Security Strategy (2015-2020)
Counter-terrorism[1] 

+/- 13.45
Press conference
(live streaming)

+/- 14.30
Beginning of Mixed Committee meeting
(roundtable)
Migration
Current situation and monitoring of the implementation of the measures taken
Integrity of the Schengen Area

+/- 16.45
Continuation of the Council meeting
Crisis relocation mechanism, and Criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third country national or a stateless person (public session)
Establishing an EU common list of safe countries of origin for the purposes of Common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection (public session)
Conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of research, studies, pupil exchange, remunerated and unremunerated training, voluntary service and au pairing (public session)

+/- 17.50
Migration
Current situation and monitoring of the implementation of the measures taken
Integrity of the Schengen Area

+/- 18.00
Press conference
(live streaming


[1]           Exceptionally, in the presence of the Associated States