• improving the protection of citizens;
  • increasing legal certainty in family, commercial and civil law;
  • promoting access to justice within the EU;
  • advancing in the fight against organised crime;
  • meeting future challenges in the external dimension of justice policies.

The European Parliament is co-organising with the Council Presidency a major Civil Justice Forum to take place in Brussels on 2 December. An eminent member of the Bar has been invited to speak at this landmark event. The programme is being finalised and I will notify you of it in a future issue.