John Reid will
soon be receiving new orders from Europe on Justice and Home affairs.
JUSTICE and HOME AFFAIRS COUNCIL
General Secretariat of the
Council of the European Union
The Council will start its
work on Thursday 19 April 2007 at 10.00 with the discussion
of the “Justice” issues. It will discuss three draft Regulations
relating to cooperation in civil matters:
− law applicable to
contractual obligations (Rome I),
− jurisdiction and applicable
law in matrimonial matters (Rome III), and
− jurisdiction, applicable
law, recognition and enforcement of judgements and cooperation regarding
The Council will also discuss
further proceedings of the works on a common frame of reference for European
contract law and will examine two Framework Decisions: on combating racism and xenophobia
and on certain procedural rights in criminal proceedings.
issues will be discussed on Friday 20 April 2007. At 10.00 the Mixed
Committee will examine the state of play of the creation of Rapid Border
Intervention Teams and a report on a centralised register of technical
equipment (“toolbox”), the European Patrols Network and the European
With regard to the Visa
Information System (VIS) the Presidency will report on the outcome of
the Trialogue held with the European Parliament and the Commission. The Mixed
Committee will discuss certain outstanding issues.
The Council will continue
with a debate on the implementation of the Europol-Protocols and the future of
Europol, and on a report by the Commission on measures against illegal
employment, with a view to combating illegal migration.
Over lunch, Ministers of
Interior will discuss the state of play concerning the framework decision on
Data Protection in the third pillar , and a report by the Commission on the State
of play of the Communications announced for May 2007 relating to the Global
approach on Migration and the refugee situation in Iraq and neighbouring
over the next few weeks we can expect to hear from John Reid to claim that he
has decided to introduce new measures blah blah blah…
farce that our ministers believe that they make our laws and are running
Britain goes on, while Tony Blair wriggles and finds new ways to tie us into
the Constitution that he tells us wont happen, but they will, by making
amendments to existing treaties. His eye is still firmly on being the first permanent
President of Europe, which will created after the treaty amendments.
– Destroying Britain from the inside out.