Press Advisories

3. 6. 2009 12:23

Justice and Home Affairs Council in Luxembourg

The Justice and Home Affairs Council will meet on 4 – 5 June 2009 in Luxembourg. The meeting will be chaired by Czech Minister of the Interior Martin Pecina and Czech Minister of Justice Daniela Kovářová.

On Thursday 4 June the Interior Ministers will discuss the following items in the Home Affairs area:

- Schengen Information System II

- Visa Information System

- Conclusions of the Council and the representatives of the Member States´ Governments on the closure of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre

- First Asylum Package + Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Asylum Support Office

- Illegal immigration in the Mediterranean


On Friday 5 June the Justice Ministers will address the following topics:

- Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on combating the sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of children and child pornography

- International child abduction to countries that are not members of the Hague Convention

- Practical application of the European Arrest Warrant and the relevant extradition procedures between Member States

- Training of judges, prosecutors and judicial staff

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