Indicative programme – Justice and Home Affairs Council of 7 and 8 October 2019

European Convention Center, Luxembourg (ECCL)

Anna-Maja Henriksson, Minister of Justice
Maria Ohisalo, Minister of the Interior

All times are approximate and subject to change

JUSTICE – Monday, 7 October

from 09.00
Arrivals (live streaming)

+/- 9.45
Doorstep by Minister Henriksson (live streaming)

+/- 10.00
Meeting of Justice ministers (roundtable)
Adoption of the agenda
Adoption of legislative A items (public session)

+/- 10.20
EU Action against corruption

+/- 11.30
Eurojust: Strengthening fight against cross-border crime

+/- 11.45
Adoption of non-legislative A items

+/- 12.00
E-evidence – negotiations on a second additional protocol to the Budapest Convention and on an agreement between the EU and the US on facilitating access to e-evidence

+/- 12.20
European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO regulation)

+/- 12.35
EU accession to the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR)

+/- 13.00
Fundamental rights
Conclusions on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights after 10 years

+/- 12.45
Working lunch – “The rights of crime victims – way forward”

+/- 15.00
Fundamental Rights challenges in 2020 and beyond (public session)

+/- 16.15
Hate speech online: assessment of the code of conduct

+/- 16.30
Any other business:
– Data Protection rules as a trust-enabler in the EU and beyond
– Conference on Advancing LGBTI Equality in the EU
– Conference on Democracy, Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights (Helsinki, 10-11 September 2019)

+/- 16.45
Press conference (live streaming)


+/- 16.45
Signing ceremony: EU-Montenegro status agreement on actions carried out by Frontex in Montenegro (photo opportunity)

HOME AFFAIRS – Tuesday, 8 October

from 08.30
Arrivals (live streaming)

+/- 09.15
Doorstep by Minister Ohisalo (live streaming)

+/- 09.30
Meeting of Home Affairs ministers (roundtable)
Combating the sexual abuse of children – Council conclusions (public session)

+/- 09.45
Counter-terrorism: Right-wing violent extremism and terrorism

+/- 10.45
Any other business:
– Partnership for Security and Stability in the Sahel

+/- 10.55
New technologies and Internal Security

+/- 12.10
Hybrid threats and Internal Security

+/- 13.00
Any other business:
– Potential prohibition on the use of metallic lead in ammunition
– Eastern Mediterranean migration route – Initiative by Bulgaria, Cyprus and Greece

+/- 13.30
Working lunch discussion on migration

+/- 15.15
Meeting of Mixed committee
Adoption of the agenda
Implementation of Interoperability

+/- 15.50
Any other business:
– European Border and Coast Guard Regulation

+/- 16.05
Meeting of Home Affairs ministers (resumes)
Implementation of Interoperability
Any other business:
– European Border and Coast Guard Regulation

+/- 16.15
Press conference (live streaming)