"It was a horror," says Frederic Filloux, who built Libe
's first website back in 1997 and now runs the Web operations of the business daily Les Echos.
She expressed her appreciation for the support of the Luxembourg EU Council Presidency, adding that a very tense vote was to be held Friday morning at the LIBE
The mandate to open negotiations with the EU Council of Ministers was approved by 36 votes to 14, with 8 abstentions, according to a media statement of the LIBE
The report will be tabled before the LIBE
and then the AFET and after discussions, it will be submitted to the plenary.
On the other hand, LIBE
did not vote in favour of granting asylum to former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, who will submit a recorded video message to MEPs.
Interior Minister Neoclis Sylikiotis reiterated after his meeting with LIBE
that the biggest problem faced by the authorities was the influx of illegal immigrants coming from the north through the British bases.
For the LIBE
committee, this proposal would be harmful to personal data protection, since the two agencies play different roles.
The journalists from the site Bivol.bg, dubbed the Bulgarian WikiLeaks and the most successful WikiLeaks copycat, have sent a letter to Cecilia Malmstrom, the European Commissioner responsible for Home Affairs, and to Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar, Chairman of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE
) at the European Parliament, insisting on a EU probe in the suspected spying on journalists, aiming at discrediting them.
The first proposal for a European equivalent was rejected by the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties (LIBE
During the presentation of the priorities of the Irish Presidency of the Council in the area of Justice and Home Affairs at a meeting of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE
) of the European Parliament, Shatter assured the Bulgarian MEP that the Irish Presidency was doing everything possible to make sure that a decision on the matter is taken at the Justice and Home Affairs Council in March.
The European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties (LIBE
) approved the readmission agreement, on 22 January, by 34 in favour, seven against and one abstention.