European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs

The Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) is a committee of the European Parliament.


The main responsibilities of the committee are the interpretation and application of international and European law and the compliance of European Union acts with the treaties of the European Union. It is also responsible for legislation in the areas of civil law, commercial law, intellectual property and procedural law. It is responsible for matters relating to the statutes and political immunity of MEPs and EU staff.[1]

The Member of the European Commission responsible for legal affairs is the European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality. In the European Commission. The Committee responds to the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union.

Pre-hearing of designated nominees to the European CommissionEdit

The Committee scrutinizes the declaration of financial interests of designated nominees to the European Commission and adverts about conflicts of interest. It may declare a nominee unable to carry out his duties of a commissioner if upcoming concerns are not cleared up. In September 2019 the committee rejected two nominees of the Von der Leyen Commission, in particular Rovana Plumb and László Trócsányi.[2][3]

This scrutiny should not to be confound with the subsequent hearings dealing with the European Commission candidates' portfolio.[4]

Members in the 8th legislature (2014–2019)Edit

MEP Country Group
Max Andersson   Greens/EFA
Joëlle Bergeron   EFDD
Marie-Christine Boutonnet   Non-Inscrits
Jean-Marie Cavada (Vice-Chair)   ALDE
Kostas Chrysogonos   GUE/NGL
Therese Comodini Cachia   EPP
Mady Delvaux-Stehres (Vice-Chair)   S&D
Andrzej Duda   ECR
Rosa Estaràs Ferragut   EPP
Laura Ferrara   EFDD
Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg (Vice-Chair)   S&D
Mary Honeyball   S&D
Dietmar Köster   S&D
Sajjad Karim   ECR
Gilles Lebreton   Non-Inscrits
Antonio Marinho e Pinto   ALDE
Jiří Maštálka   GUE/NGL
Alessandra Moretti   S&D
Emil Radev   EPP
Julia Reda   Greens/EFA
Evelyn Regner   S&D
Pavel Svoboda (Chair)   EPP
József Szájer   EPP
Axel Voss (Vice-Chair)   EPP
Tadeusz Zwiefka   EPP

Members in the 9th legislature (2019–2024)[5]Edit

Following the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union chair Lucy Nethsingha was replaced by Adrián Vázquez Lázara on 17 February 2020.[6]

MEP Country Group
Adrián Vázquez Lázara (Chair)   RE
Sergey Lagodinsky (Vice-Chair)   Greens/EFA
Marion Walsmann (Vice-Chair)   EPP
Iban García del Blanco (Vice-Chair)   S&D
Raffaele Stancanelli (Vice-Chair)   ECR
Manon Aubry   GUE/NGL
Gunnar Beck   ID
Geoffroy Didier   EPP
Angel Dzhambazki   EPP
Jean-Paul Garraud   ID
Esteban González Pons   EPP
Mislav Kolakušić   NI
Gilles Lebreton   ID
Karen Melchior   RE
Jiří Pospíšil   EPP
Franco Roberti   S&D
Marcos Ros Sempere   S&D
Liesje Schreinemacher   RE
Stéphane Séjourné   RE
József Szájer   EPP
Marie Toussaint   Greens/EFA
Axel Voss   EPP
Tiemo Wölken   S&D
Lara Wolters   S&D
Javier Zarzalejos   EPP


  1. ^ Duties of the JURI-committee.
  2. ^ Romanian, Hungarian Commissioner nominees rejected
  3. ^ "Romania and Hungary's Commission picks rejected for second time". POLITICO. 30 September 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  4. ^ How Parliament votes the European Commission into office
  5. ^ JURI-members in the 9th European Parliament legislature
  6. ^ Impact of Post-Brexit on EP Committees

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