Our civil liberties, justice and home affairs work

Whether it is dealing with the terrorist threat in Europe or the humanitarian crises on our shores, our approach in the civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee is always based on solidarity and co-operation amongst member states. Within our own borders, we must safeguard the progress Europe has made in advancing the rights of minority groups such as Roma and LGTBI communities.

Our achievements

Migration and the refugee crisis have been at the top of the agenda for some time, and the European Union has been unable to come up with a long-term plan. Our Group has continuously fought for humanitarian solutions. We advocated for an integrated approach to migration based on solidarity and responsibility-sharing, as well as respect for fundamental rights, a balanced approach towards third countries, and generally a more positive vision of what migration can offer.

We are deeply committed to the defence of minorities and have consistently fought against anti-semitism. We will continue our fight for respect for the Roma people, and for the rights and dignity of LGBTI people.

MEPs involved

LÓPEZ AGUILAR Juan Fernando
Chair
Spain
BARTOLO Pietro
Vice-chair
Italy
SIPPEL Birgit
Coordinator
Germany
MORAES Claude
Member
United Kingdom
BARLEY Katarina
Member
Germany
CHINNICI Caterina
Member
Italy
CIUHODARU Tudor
Member
Romania
GUILLAUME Sylvie
Member
France
INCIR Evin
Member
Sweden
KALJURAND Marina
Member
Estonia

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Position papers

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Fostering media diversity and press freedom
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S&D Group Position Paper for a renewed Africa-EU Partnership
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S&D position paper on migration & asylum
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Progressive European Social Policy: Returning the focus to the people
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Towards a Digital Union - Our Progressive Vision
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Sustainable development agenda post-2015
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Investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms in ongoing trade negotiations (ISDS)
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Let's unblock the "maternity leave" directive! Or why this is not an old-fashioned text
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DEVE (Development) policy paper for development and humanitarian aid priorities 2014-2019
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The rise of right wing extremism and populism in Europe
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Free movement must be more fair, not less free: our alternative, progressive vision
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10 demands to fight social dumping and protect all workers

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