Vote on Mutual recognition of protection measures in civil matters:
- extracts from the vote on the reports Antonio LOPEZ-ISTURIZ WHITE (EPP, ES) & Antonyia PARVANOVA (ALDE, BG)
Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
End production: 22/05/2013 First transmission: 22/05/2013
MEP's debated this morning on mutual recognition of protection measures in civil matters. Victims of stalking, harassment or gender-based violence who are granted protection in one EU member state would get fully equivalent protection if they freely move to another. The new EU rules would add civil law protection to the criminal law protection already enforced under the European Protection Order (EPO) Directive. The law would eliminate all the formalities currently required to ensure recognition and enforcement of civil protection measures for people under threat who cross the EU's internal borders. Particularly, under the new rules, any victim of gender violence, abduction or aggression who has been granted protection in one EU member state, would just need to fill in a standard multilingual certificate to have his or her right to protection fully enforced throughout the EU. EPO rules will cover all threats to people's physical and moral integrity, including threats to dignity, security, personal freedom and. sexual integrity. This regulation will apply to cross-border cases with effect from 11 January 2015.
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||EXTERIOR SHOT of the European Parliament, Strasbourg
||Announcement of the vote on mutual recognition of protection measures in civil matters.
||Close-up on Antonio LOPEZ-ISTURIZ WHITE (EPP, ES) , Rapporteur.
||Close-up on Antonyia PARVANOVA (ALDE, BG), Rapporteur, voting by roll-call.
||Voting : 4 shots
||Result of the vote :
- Voting : 688
- In Favour : 602
- Against : 23
- Abstention : 63