Council Approves General Approach to Fundamental Rights Agency
On 5 June 2020, the Commission submitted to the Council a proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 168/2007 establishing the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). On 7 June 2021, the Council approved a general approach to the new legislation, which will enhance the Agency’s mandate and improve its functioning through more efficient procedures. In order to adapt FRA’s mandate to the Lisbon Treaty, the Agency’s activities should also cover the particularly sensitive fundamental rights area of police cooperation and judicial cooperation in criminal matters. The area of common foreign and security policy will be excluded from the scope.