European Parliament LIBE committee approves DP package

The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs [LIBE] Committee approved the data protection package this morning. The next step will be a vote in full Parliament in the new year. The Council has to organise a vote too, but this has been seen as a formality. The agreement reached by the Luxembourg Presidency will have to be confirmed at the level of the Council of the EU by the 28 Member States, and will be addressed by a Coreper [heads or deputy heads of mission from the EU member states] meeting to be held before 21 December 2015, the Council says.

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