Media advisory – Justice and Home Affairs Council of 9-10 December 2021


Indicative program

All times are approximate and subject to change

Chairs:
Aleš Hojs, Slovenian Minister of the Interior
Marjan Dikaučič, Slovenian Minister of Justice


Thursday December 9INTERNAL AFFAIRS

+/- 08.15
Arrivals (live streaming)

+/- 8.30
Doorstep by Aleš Hojs, Slovenian Minister of the Interior

10:00 a.m.
Start of the Justice and Home Affairs Council
– Adoption of the agenda
– Approval of “A” points: legislative list (+/- 10.05 public session)

– Next Generation EU – preventing infiltration by organized crime
– Countering hybrid threats and migration challenges
– Approval of “A” points: non-legislative list

+/- 13.00
working lunch
Towards durable solutions in the Pact on Migration and Asylum

+/- 14.45
Council meeting resumes

– Cooperation between the competent authorities responsible for
counter-terrorism

+/- 15.15
On the sidelines of the Board Meeting of the Joint Committee
– Adoption of the agenda
– Establishment of interoperability
– Council regulation on a Schengen evaluation and monitoring mechanism
– Conclusions on the achievement of the conditions necessary for the full application of the Schengen acquis in Croatia
– Any other matter:
a) Current legislative proposals
b) Schengen package

+/- 4:30 p.m.
Resumption of the Council meeting (public session)

– Directive on the resilience of critical entities
– Any other matter:
a) Current legislative proposals
b) Schengen package

Non-legislative activities
– Establishment of interoperability
– Council regulation on a Schengen evaluation and monitoring mechanism
– Conclusions on the achievement of the conditions necessary for the full application of the Schengen acquis in Croatia
– Any other matter:
a) Schengen package
b) EU-Western Balkans JHA Ministerial
c) EU-US Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs
d) Ministerial Conference on Child Sexual Abuse
e) Work program of the incoming presidency

At the end of the meeting (+/- 6:00 p.m.) press conference in live streaming


Friday December 10 – JUSTICE

+/- 8:30 am
Arrivals (live streaming)

+/- 09.00
Doorstep by Marjan Dikaučič, Slovenian Minister of Justice

10:00 a.m.
Start of the Council meeting (public meeting)
– Regulation on European production and conservation
– Any other matter:
a) Current legislative proposals
b) New legislative proposals related to the digitization of justice

Non-legislative activities
– EU accession to the ECHR
– The Covid-19 pandemic – lessons learned for the functioning of the courts and for judicial review
– European Public Prosecutor’s Office – European Public Prosecutor’s Office
– Any other matter:
a) EU-Western Balkans JHA Ministerial
b) EU-US Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs
c) Future proposals in the field of justice
d) Annual report 2021 on the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU
e) Work program of the incoming presidency

13.15
working lunch
Combating hate speech and hate crime for a more inclusive and protective Europe: exchange of views

At the end of the meeting (+/- 3:00 p.m.) press conference in live streaming


Organization of press conferences

Both press conferences will take place in a hybrid format: EU-accredited journalists will be able to participate and ask questions remotely or in person in the Justus Lipsius press room.

The press conference will also remain accessible by videoconference. In order to participate and ask questions, EU-accredited journalists must register using this link. Those who have already registered for previous press briefings or press conferences of the Justice and Home Affairs Council do not need to do so again.

  • Registration deadline: Thursday, December 9, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

Further instructions will be sent to all registered participants shortly after the deadline.

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