01 December 2011
The European Commission is the executive body of the European Union. It proposes new legislation, assists Member States with the implementation of laws, and manages EU funds. This includes the drawing up of action plans in various policy areas, which frequently lay the basis for subsequent legislative proposals. Working documents and white and green papers are also frequently issued to similar effect.
The European Commission has its own working parties with responsibility for drafting new legislation. These are listed below. The Commission's Comitology Register makes it possible to search for and request documents from these working parties. There are now two Directorate-Generals responsible for Justice and Home Affairs issues: DG HOME, and DG JUSTICE.
Committee on a uniform visa format
DUBLIN II Committee
European Refugee Fund Committee
Prevention of and Fight Against Crime
Prevention, Preparedness and Consequence Management of Terrorism and other Security Related Risks
Schengen Borders Code
Sirene Manual Committee
SIS II Committee
Solidarity and Management of Migration Flows
The Second Generation Schengen Information System and Visa Information System committee (SIS-VIS committee)
The Visa Committee
Travel Document Committee
Advisory Committee concerning jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters – Brussels I
Advisory Committee on legal aid in cross-border disputes in civil and commercial matters
Committee concerning applicable law, jurisdiction and enforcement in matrimonial matters, parental responsibility and maintenance obligations
Committee for the implementation of Daphne Programme
Committee for the specific programme "Fundamental Rights and Citizenship"
Committee on cooperation between the courts of the Member States in the taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters
Committee on the European Small Claims Procedure
Committee on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data
Committee on the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil and commercial matters
Drug prevention and information
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