Justice, Freedom and Security from a European Commission perspective
This web site is managed by the Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security of the European Commission, whose mandate it is to ensure that the whole European Union is an area of freedom, security and justice.
The Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security is one of the European Commission's 36 departments. The role of the European Commission is to make proposals for European Union legislation. It also monitors how this legislation is implemented once it has been adopted by the EU Council of Ministers. However, in the area of Justice, Freedom and Security - a new area of European Union competence - the European Commission shares its right to make legislative proposals with the Member States.
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