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COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL A Europe that protects: an initiative to extend the competences of the European Public Prosecutor's Office to cross-border terrorist crimes A contribution from the European Commission to the Leader's meeting in Salzburg on 19-20 September 2018.

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Scrutiny date: 17/09/2018

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Information on parliamentary scrutiny

On 17 September 2018, the committeeImmigration & Asylum / Justice and Home Affairs Council (I&A/JHA) and the committee for Justice and Security sent a letter to the Minister of Justice and Security in response to the Commission communication. In this letter, the committees recall the amended motion of the The People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and wish to be informed immediately after the informal European Council of 19 and 20 September 2018 of the outcome of this Council meeting, so that it can be discussed at a meeting of the committees on 25 September 2018.

On 25 September 2018, the committees discussed the Commission communication together with the European Council report of 19 and 20 September 2018. The political groups of the Socialist Party (SP) and The Party for Freedom (PVV) indicated their intention to enter into written consultations with the government. The contribution date was set at 2 October 2018.

On 2 October 2018, the political groups of the Socialist Party (SP), The Party for Freedom (PVV) and the Green Left Party (GroenLinks) provided input for written consultations with the government on the Commission communication. The letter was sent to the Minister of Justice and Security on 9 October 2018. A similar letter was sent to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

On 13 November 2018, the committees discussed the report of a written consultation with the Minister of Justice and Security following the Commission communication. The political groups of the Socialist Party (SP) and The Party for Freedom (PVV) indicated their intention to enter into further written consultations with the government. The contribution date was set at 4 December 2018.

On 4 december 2018, the committees decided to engage in a political dialogue with the European Commission concerning COM(2018)641. On 18 December 2018, the Socialist Party (SP) submitted questions and comments for the European Commission. A concept-letter was proposed to the members of the committees.

On 18 December 2018, the Socialist Party (SP) indicated that it would contribute to a political dialogue with the European Commission. The draft letter was submitted to the members of the committees. The Socialist Party (SP) group decided not to make any contribution.

On 14 January 2019, the Minister of Justice and Security sent his answer to the questions of the Freedom Party (PVV) of 11 December 2018. The report of this written consultation was discussed by the committees on 22 January 2019. In it, the committees decided to accept the letter from the Minister of Justice and Security for notification and to continue to closely monitor the progress regarding the extension of the EOM mandate to cross-border terrorist crimes.


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