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12/06/2013

Better protection for victims of domestic violence under new EU law adopted on 6 June

The European Commission's proposal for a regulation for an EU wide protection order was adopted by Justice Ministers on June 6.

This will allow people who have suffered from violence to rely on a restraining order obtained in their home country wherever they are in the EU. "The European Protection Order adopted today will help to protect victims of crime and victims of violence, wherever they go in Europe: the protection will travel with the citizen. This is an excellent example of how Europe is working for its citizens," said Vice-President Viviane Reding, EU's Justice Commissioner.

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