European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs
The Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) is a committee of the European Parliament.
The main responsibilities of the committee are the interpretation and application of international and European law and the compliance of European Union acts with the treaties of the European Union. It is also responsible for legislation in the areas of civil law, commercial law, intellectual property and procedural law. It is responsible for matters relating to the statutes and political immunity of MEPs and EU staff.
The Member of the European Commission responsible for legal affairs is the European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality. In the European Commission. The Committee responds to the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union.
Pre-hearing of designated nominees to the European CommissionEdit
The Committee scrutinizes the declaration of financial interests of designated nominees to the European Commission and adverts about conflicts of interest. It may declare a nominee unable to carry out his duties of a commissioner if upcoming concerns are not cleared up. In September 2019 the committee rejected two nominees of the Von der Leyen Commission, in particular Rovana Plumb and László Trócsányi.
This scrutiny should not to be confound with the subsequent hearings dealing with the European Commission candidates' portfolio.
Members in the 8th legislature (2014–2019)Edit
|Jean-Marie Cavada (Vice-Chair)||ALDE|
|Therese Comodini Cachia||EPP|
|Mady Delvaux-Stehres (Vice-Chair)||S&D|
|Rosa Estaràs Ferragut||EPP|
|Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg (Vice-Chair)||S&D|
|Antonio Marinho e Pinto||ALDE|
|Pavel Svoboda (Chair)||EPP|
|Axel Voss (Vice-Chair)||EPP|
Members in the 9th legislature (2019–2024)Edit
|Adrián Vázquez Lázara (Chair)||RE|
|Sergey Lagodinsky (Vice-Chair)||Greens/EFA|
|Marion Walsmann (Vice-Chair)||EPP|
|Iban García del Blanco (Vice-Chair)||S&D|
|Raffaele Stancanelli (Vice-Chair)||ECR|
|Esteban González Pons||EPP|
|Marcos Ros Sempere||S&D|
- Duties of the JURI-committee.
- Romanian, Hungarian Commissioner nominees rejected
- "Romania and Hungary's Commission picks rejected for second time". POLITICO. 30 September 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
- How Parliament votes the European Commission into office
- JURI-members in the 9th European Parliament legislature
- Impact of Post-Brexit on EP Committees