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Hearing: Cross-border family disputes: safeguarding children’s rights

JURI
Brussels, ASP 3E2
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On the 19 November, the JURI Committee with Elisabeth Morin-Chartier MEP and EP Coordinator on Children’s Rights hosted a public hearing on safeguarding the rights of the child in cross-border family disputes. The event was organised in the context of the work of the Coordinator in cross-border parental child abduction and family disputes.

A panel of leading experts discussed the current legal state of play, best practices in ensuring the right of the child to be heard in legal proceedings and the role of mediation in cross border family cases. They provided opinions on the future actions required to ensure the promotion and protection of the rights of the child in such situations. Members had an opportunity to join in the discussion during the hearing.

The hearing was webstreamed.


Hearing on "Collective redress: towards improved access to justice for all?"

JURI
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On 10 October, the JURI Committee had a presentation and a hearing on collective redress (15.30-17.00). The event was organised in the context of the current parliamentary work on the Commission’s proposal for a directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers.

The proposal was part of the "New Deal for Consumers", included in the 2018 Commission Work Programme so as to improve the effectiveness of the injunction procedure and contribute to the elimination of the consequences of the infringements of Union law which affect the collective interests of consumers.
The Members of JURI Committee had first the presentation of a study and then had the possibility to hear experts and had a discussion in the format of a hearing.


Hearing on EU Administrative Law

JURI
Brussels, JAN 6Q2
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EU administrative law © European Parliament - European Union 2018

The Committee on Legal Affairs held a public hearing on ‘EU Administrative Law: towards an open, efficient and independent European Union administration’ in Brussels, on 10 July 2018, from 15.00-17.00.

The purpose of the hearing was to present and discuss the results of the public consultation and the Impact Assessment of the Proposal for a Regulation on open, efficient and independent European Union administration as included in the European Parliament resolution (2016/2610(RSP) adopted on 9 June 2016.


Hearing on “Expedited settlement of commercial disputes in the EU”

JURI
Brussels, JAN 6Q2

On 9 July 2018, the Committee on Legal Affairs held a public hearing on “Expedited settlement of commercial disputes in the EU” (16.30-17.30). The Members discussed with experts the following question in preparations for the report 2018/2079 (INL) Expedited settlement of commercial disputes with Mr Tadeusz Zwiefka as rapporteur:

Is the concentration of choice of applicable law in commercial contracts to some jurisdictions to the benefit or detriment of the expedited settlement of commercial disputes in the EU? What eventual modifications could be made to EU law to address any issues?



Hearing on "Conversions, Divisions and Digitalisation - new EU company law tools"

JURI
Brussels, ASP 3E2
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conversion.jpg © European Parliament - European Union 2018

On 21 June 2018, the Committee on Legal Affairs held a public hearing on “Conversions, Divisions and Digitalisation - new EU company law tools”. At the hearing both academic and interest groups views were represented. The Members discussed with experts the two new tools - conversions and divisions - proposed to be added to the company law toolbox by the Commission.


Hearing on "The Hague Judgments Project"

JURI
PHS 5B001
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the hague judgments project © European Union - European Parliament 2018

The Committee on Legal Affairs held a public hearing on ‘The Hague Judgments Convention’ in Brussels, on 24 April 2018, from 15.00-16.30. The hearing was aimed at bringing together Members of the European Parliament, Commission representatives, the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference and stakeholders with a view to discussing the ongoing negotiations on a world-wide Convention on the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters.

Since the recognition and enforcement of judgments is a matter of EU exclusive competence, the Commission represents all Member States (except Denmark) on the basis of the negotiating directives adopted by the Council in 2016. A third Special Commission was held in November 2017, which focused on intellectual property matters and general and final clauses, whereas the fourth and final Special Commission Meeting will take place in May 2018. This hearing therefore provided the opportunity to get up to speed with the results of the three meetings of the Special Commission as well as with the next steps and future stages of the project.


Hearing on "Collective redress in the EU: the state of play and next steps"

JURI
Brussels
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collective redress © European Union - European Parliament 2018

The Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) held a public hearing on ‘Collective redress in the EU: the state of play and next steps' in Brussels, on 21 February 2018, from 11-12:30. The hearing assembled Members of the European Parliament, Commission representatives, stakeholders and an academic with a view to discussing the recently published Commission report on the implementation of the 2013 Recommendation on common principles for injunctive and compensatory collective redress mechanisms in

the Member States as well as any follow-up actions to the report.

The Recommendation established principles which should be applicable in relation to violations of rights granted under Union law across all policy fields and in relation to both injunctive and compensatory relief. It follows from the Recommendation that all Member States should have collective redress systems at national level.

According to paragraph 41 of the EU 2013 Collective Redress recommendation, "the Commission should assess the implementation of the Recommendation on the basis of practical experience by 26 July 2017 at the latest. In this context, the Commission should in particular evaluate its impact on access to justice, on the right to obtain compensation, on the need to prevent abusive litigation and on the functioning of the single market, on SMEs, the competitiveness of the economy of the European Union and consumer trust.


Hearing on corporate social responsibility

JURI
Brussels, PHS 4B001
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The Committee on Legal Affairs, as the committee responsible for company law, decided to organise a hearing on corporate social responsibility with the aim of following up on the most recent developments in the field.

Six experts from different backgrounds were invited as speakers to this hearing: Mr Roel Nieuwenkamp, Chair of the OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct; Ms Carole Grandjean, Member of the French National Assembly; Mr Dan Rees, Director of the Better Work programme of the International Labour Organisation; Mr Winand Quaedvlieg, Chair of the BIAC Working Group Responsible Business Conduct; Mr Jérôme Chaplier, European Coalition for Corporate Justice; Mr Alain Deckers, European Commission, Head of Unit, DG FISMA - Accounting and Financial Reporting.


Public hearing on Civil Procedure Project

JURI
Brussels
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civil procedure © European Parliament - European Union 2017

On 12 July, the JURI Committee organised a hearing on The ELI/UNIDROIT Civil Procedure Project: state of play and next steps. Ms Diana Wallis, the President of the European Law Institute, and Dr Eva Storskrubb presented the first consolidated draft rules on ‘Access to information and evidence’, ‘Service and due notice of proceedings’ and ‘Provisional and protective measures’ and discussed the next steps of the project. The debate took place with the participation of the Commission.


Hearing on The Insolvency Proposal

JURI
Brussels, ASP 3G3
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On 20 June 2017, from 11.00 to 12.30, the Committee on Legal Affairs held a public hearing on Hearing on The Insolvency Proposal. The aim of the hearing was that Members should acquire a more complete and detailed understanding of the impact that the proposal may have on the different stakeholders concerned: debtors, creditors, SMEs, workers, practitioners in the field, etc. with a view to its improvement.

For this purpose, five expert speakers were invited to present their views at the hearing: Ms Leticia GAYO, BBVA Spain, Head of Risk and Banking Business Legal Services; Mr Luc HENDRICKX, UEAPME, Responsible for Competitiveness of Enterprises, External Relations and Legal Affairs; Mr Peter SCHERRER, ETUC, Deputy Secretary General; Mr Axel BIERBACH, German insolvency practitioner, and Ms Valérie LELOUP-THOMAS, French insolvency practitioner. The hearing included a discussion with Members with the participation of Ms Aurélia PERDEREAU, administrateur judiciaire, and of the Commission.
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