FREE News: 10th April

AFSJ (EU criminal law): Fundamental Rights and the European Public Prosecutor’s Office: an uncomfortable silence (EU Law Analysis blog): The EU’s proposal for the establishment of a European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) has created quite a stir in the Member States. The EPPO would be competent to investigate and prosecute fraud with EU money (e.g. the misuse of EU funds), although there is already talk about extending its competence to terrorism and other serious crime. […]

EAFSJ (European Neighbourhood policy): EU to discuss the future of European Neighbourhood Policy at Informal Ministerial meeting with Southern partners (European Commission Press Releases): […] It will allow for an in-depth discussion within the framework of the ongoing consultation process on the review of the ENP; the situation in the Southern Neighbourhood will also be discussed.[…]

AFSJ (Security): Tuesday 28 April: Commission to adopt European Agenda on Security (European Commission Press Releases): On 28 April, the Commission is set to adopt the European Agenda on Security, setting out key priorities and actions for the period 2015-2020. […] The three main priorities of the European Agenda on Security will be the fight against terrorism, organised crime and cybercrime. The Agenda will provide the basis for cooperation and joint action by the EU institutions and agencies, Member States, civil society and international partners.[…]

AFSJ (Immigration detention): UNHCR: Greece requested to individually examine and undertake frequent reviews of detention orders (ecre.org): In its recommendations to the new Greek government UNHCR has called, amongst others, for the revocation of a domestic Decree allowing the prolongation of detention beyond 18 months in pre-removal detention centres as well as a consistent and timely examination of the legality of administrative detention orders. […]

AFSJ (Immigration detention): What is a “reasonable period” for immigration detention? (freemovement.org.uk): In a short but powerful judgment the Court of Appeal has clarified the approach to continued detention on the basis that removal can be effected within a reasonable time. The decision is also important for the analysis of case law concerning detention where the prospects of effecting return depend upon changing circumstances in the proposed destination country.

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