Justice, 8 March
The Council agreed its position on the directive on the appointment of legal representatives for the purpose of gathering of evidence in criminal proceedings. This directive is part of a package aimed at improving cross-border access to e-evidence by creating a legal framework to enable judicial orders to be addressed directly to service providers operating in the EU.
Home affairs, 7 March
Ministers reviewed where the EU stands in its cooperation with North African countries on migration, and explored where further assistance can be provided. The EU can do more to assist these countries by enhancing their capacity to manage migration, including border control, search and rescue at sea, the adoption and implementation of asylum and migration legislation, reintegration, returns and readmission.