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This section contains EU and Member State documents dealing with the development of justice policy and legislation under the 'post-Stockholm' programme.
"The Strategic Seminar "The European Arrest Warrant: Which Way Forward?", organised by Eurojust in cooperation with the Hellenic Presidency of the EU... [aimed] to encourage judicial practitioners to exchange views on problems and best practices associated with the operation of the European Arrest Warrant..."
"The European Council defined the strategic guidelines for legislative and operational planning for the coming years within the area of freedom, security and justice..."
"On a proposal from the Austrian delegation at its last meeting of 13 December 2013 dedicated to the European Arrest Warrant and other instruments of mutual recognition (see Annex I), the COPEN Working Party decided to discuss the outcome of work underway at the time within the European Parliament and focusing on issues related to proportionality and fundamental rights in the context of the operation of the European Arrest Warrant."
Contains Annex I: The Rule of law as a foundational principle of the Union and Annex II: A rule of law framework for the European Union
"The different constitutions and judicial systems of the EU Member States are, in principle, well designed and equipped to protect citizens against any threat to the rule of law. However, recent events in some Member States have demonstrated that a lack of respect for the rule of law and, as a consequence, also for the fundamental values which the rule of law aims to protect, can become a matter of serious concern. During these events, there has been a clear request from the public at large for the EU, and notably for the Commission, to take action. Results have been achieved. However, the Commission and the EU had to find ad hoc solutions since current EU mechanisms and procedures have not always been appropriate in ensuring an effective and timely response to threats to the rule of law."
"This Communication sets out the political priorities that should be pursued in order to make further progress towards a fully functioning common European area of justice oriented towards trust, mobility and growth by 2020."
"n addition to the individual contributions made to the debate regarding specific thematic priorities, the JHA Agencies have agreed on a common contribution concerning the new multiannual JHA Programme, which I have the pleasure to present herewith."
Discusses future priorities for both Home Affairs and Justice.