Commissioner Jourová on official visit to Germany

Commissioner Jourová will visit Berlin on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26, where she will meet Mr Wolfgang Schäuble, Federal Minister of Finance, to discuss the European Public Prosecutor’s Office. She will then speak at an event on online hate speech together with Justice Minister, Mr. Heiko Maas, with whom she will exchange on ongoing justice files, such as Digital Contracts, European Public Prosecutor’s Office and the upcoming insolvency proposal. At the meeting with Interior Minister, Mr. Thomas de Maizière, the Commissioner will touch upon data protection files and justice aspects of the Security Union. In the Bundestag (Parliament), she will exchange views with the Committee for Justice and Consumer Protection, and with the Legal and EU Affairs committee. Her visit includes meetings with business representatives at the German Chamber of Industry and at Commerce (DIHK) and at the Federation of German Industry (BDI). The Commissioner will discuss consumer topics, including the VW case, with the German consumer organisations (Verbraucherzentrale). Finally, Commissioner Jourová will open the conference on the “10 years of protection against discrimination in Germany”. A press briefing will take place at the Berlin European Commission representation from 12:15 to 13:00 on Tuesday.