JUSTICE : PARLIAMENT WANTS E-JUSTICE TO HAVE GREATER FOCUS ON CITIZENS.

 
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While only consulted on the creation of a European e-justice portal, the European Parliament nevertheless wants to make the project, underway since 2007, "more focused on citizens". It emphasised this, on 18 December in Strasbourg, by adopting - by a very large majority - a non-binding report by the Liberal Diana Wallis (UK).

Some ten million people in the EU are involved in cross-border disputes, recalls the EP. In order to remain informed, it is "essential" that they "have recourse to information technologies," just as it is essential to "rationalise and simplify the legal procedures and reduce the waiting times and costs of proceedings for cross-border disputes".

The European Commission anticipates launching the portal some time in 2009. The EP has called upon the Commission to create a mechanism guaranteeing the online use of all the legislative texts adopted in the future in the field of civil rights. The Commission will also have to examine all of the existing...

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