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Justice (Thursday 6 June)

Justice ministers will discuss the negotiating mandates for agreements on access to e-evidence with the US and within the Council of Europe

Ministers will also adopt conclusions on improving data retention to better fight crime. This topic has been discussed several times in the past based on the needs of law enforcement authorities and on the developing case law from the Court of Justice.

Justice ministers will have a debate on the digitalisation of documents. They will also be briefed on the state of play of discussions at technical level on the regulation on the assignments of claims.

The Council will also discuss the way forward on issues related to criminal law, including substantive criminal law and mutual recognition in criminal matters. On the same topic, the Council is expected to adopt conclusions on the synergies between Eurojust and the networks established by the Council on judicial cooperation in criminal matters.

In addition, justice ministers will be updated on the implementation of the EU public prosecutor’s office.

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