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

Indicative programme

All times are approximate and subject to change

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


Thursday, 9 December HOME AFFAIRS

+/- 08.15
Arrivals (live streaming)

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

10.00
Beginning of the Justice and Home Affairs Council
– Adoption of the agenda
– Approval of “A” items: legislative list (+/- 10.05 public session)

– Next Generation EU – preventing infiltration by organised crime
– Countering hybrid threats and migratory challenges
– Approval of “A” items: non-legislative list

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

+/- 14.45
Council meeting resumes

– Cooperation between competent authorities dealing with
counter-terrorism

+/- 15.15
In the margins of the Council Meeting of the Mixed Committee
– Adoption of the agenda 
– Implementation of interoperability
– Council Regulation on a Schengen Evaluation and Monitoring Mechanism
– Conclusions on the fulfilment of the necessary conditions for the full application of the Schengen acquis in Croatia
– Any other business:
a) Current legislative proposals
b) Schengen package

+/- 16.30
Council meeting resumes (public session)

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

Non-legislative activities
– Implementation of interoperability 
– Council Regulation on a Schengen Evaluation and Monitoring Mechanism 
– Conclusions on the fulfilment of the necessary conditions for the full application of the Schengen acquis in Croatia 
– Any other business:
a) Schengen package
b) EU-Western Balkans JHA Ministerial 
c) EU-US Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting 
d) Ministerial Conference on Child sexual abuse
e) Work programme of the incoming Presidency

At the end of the meeting (+/- 18.00) press conference in live streaming


Friday, 10 December – JUSTICE

+/- 08.30
Arrivals (live streaming)

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

10.00
Beginning of the Council meeting (public session)
– Regulation on European Production and Preservation
– Any other business:
a) Current legislative proposals
b) New legislative proposals related to the digitalisation of justice 

Non-legislative activities
– EU accession to ECHR
– The Covid-19 pandemic – lessons learned for the functioning of courts and for judicial review
– EPPO – European Public Prosecutor’s Office
– Any other business:
a) EU-Western Balkans JHA Ministerial
b) EU-US Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting
c) Future proposals in the area of justice
d) 2021 Annual Report on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
e) Work programme 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 (+/- 15.00) press conference in live streaming


Arrangements for the press conferences

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

The press conference will remain accessible also in video conference. In order to participate and ask questions, EU accredited journalists should register using this link. Those who already registered for previous press briefings or press conferences of Justice and Home Affairs Council do not need to do it again.

  • Deadline for registration: Thursday, 9 December 2021, 17.00

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

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