Commission proposal to protect victims of domestic violence EU-wide will become law
EU News 84/2013
19 February 2013
Victims of violence, in particular domestic violence, will be able to count on EU-wide protection. Today, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers reached a political agreement on a proposal by the European Commission for an EU-wide protection order. The agreement – which comes after a trilogue meeting between the Commission and the two co-legislators (European Parliament, and the Council of Ministers) – means women who have suffered domestic violence will be able to rely on a restraining order obtained in their home country wherever they are in the EU. Such protection is in particular vital for many women in Europe: around one in five have suffered physical violence at least once in their life, according to surveys.
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File Image: Women showing the "Stop violence!" slogan during the "One billion rising" campaign to stop violence against women, in the presence of Kristalina Georgieva, 1st from the left Date: 14/02/2013 Reference: P-022701/00-09 Location: Brussels - Place de la Monnaie ©EU, 2013 URL