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A motion for rejection of the European Parliament to denounce the denial of democracy in the setting up of the new European Police Office Europol – Press release, 2 December 2009

On the eve of the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, the Council of the European Union adopted on November 30, 2009, four draft decisions on the setting up of the European Police Office Europol on January 1, 2010 . This haste has led the European Parliament to vote a motion for rejection of those draft decisions in order to denounce the denial of democracy. The ordinary legislative co decision procedure established by the Lisbon Treaty should have been the obvious solution since the new Treaty was about to enter into force, but Member States disregarded it and imposed their choice against the MEPs’ opinion.

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Greenpaper European Transparency Initiative – May, 3rd 2006

The Commission launched the European Transparency Initiative on 9 November 2005. This Green Paper is a key component of the Initiative and is the starting-point for this consultation. The consultation will allow stakeholders to have their say on three aspects of transparency in the European Union.

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4th report on citizenship of the Union – October, 24th 2004

In this fourth report on Union citizenship covering the period from 1 May 2001 to 30 April 2004, the Commission concludes that the Community rules on the rights of Union citizens are on the whole applied correctly and without serious problems. The Member States have implemented the secondary legislation in this area and remaining problems are due to incorrect application and practices rather than to the failure of national legislation to comply with Community legislation.

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A European Agency for fundamental rights? – AEDH report on the respect of fundamental rights 2004

The EAHR has taken note with great interest of the decision taken by the European Council in Brussels to extend the mandate of the European Union Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) and transform it into a Fundamental Rights Agency. It is in this vein that the Association has responded to the public consultation launched by the European Commission on the basis of several issues and positions highlighted in its Communication from 25th October 2004 , by clarifying the definition of the Agency’s field of action, its remit and its tasks as well as the minimum organisational conditions necessary for the accomplishment of these tasks.

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