09-27-2019 | Cs
The vice president of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Maite Pagaza, points out that 'it is the first time that the European Commission seriously considers reforming the euroorder'
"Today we are closer to reforming the euroorder," said the head of the delegation of Citizens (Cs) in the European Parliament, Luis Garicano, after hearing the written response of the candidate for commissioner of Justice, Didier Reynders, on the future reform of The Euroorder
After intense contacts between the Delegation of Cs and the new team of Von der Leyen, that between the days of September 30 and October 8 will be submitted to the examination of the Eurochamber, the publication today of the written responses of the aspiring commissioners represent a clear breakthrough in solving problems within the framework of judicial cooperation in the EU.
The vice president of the LIBE commission, Maite Pagaza, said that "it is the first time that the EC seriously considers reforming the euroorder." Thus, Reynders confirms what the current Commissioner of Justice, Vera Jourova, has already advanced, regarding the evaluation that the European Commission is carrying out on the effectiveness of the mechanism. Precisely, in a letter to Pagaza, the current Commissioner of Justice raised the possibility of establishing infringement procedures to ensure that all States comply with the legal framework. In this regard, Reynders shows his willingness for the new Commission to propose a reform in the light of the conclusions of this review.
Luis Garicano has advanced that Reynders "points out that the revision of the mechanism will be an opportunity to improve aspects that do not work", and also to "face the new threats to the area of freedom, security and justice" of the European Union.
Cs hopes that the oral examination of the Commissioner candidate, on October 2, will confirm and deepen the political will of the incoming team to ensure the functioning of this "essential", in the words of the commissioner himself, judicial cooperation mechanism .
Pagaza has remarked that the LIBE commission is working to approve an initiative report that contemplates the improvement of the European Arrest Mandate in order to adjust it to the new challenges faced by the rule of law in the common European area of justice and security. "The application and transposition of the Euroorder – a mechanism that is already 20 years old – has demonstrated an imperative need to update itself in the light of the new hybrid threats."