Co-legislators near adoption of Regulations to promote rights and values in the EU
The provisional agreements of the Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing a Justice programme and Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme 2021-2027.was voted in favour by the MEPs from the European Parliament’s Committees on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and on Legal Affairs (JUR). With a budget of € 1.55 billion, the Rights and Values Programme aims to protect and promote the rights and values enshrined in the EU Treaties and in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. The main objective of the Justice Programme, with a budget of € 305 million, is to contribute to a European area of justice based on the rule of law, mutual recognition and mutual trust between justice professionals in cross-border proceedings. The favourable vote by the Committees brings the two legislative files a step closer to the formal adoption and entry into force of the respective Regulations. The next and final step is a plenary vote at the European Parliament in the first half of 2021.