1 July 2010
EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström held an opening speech during the EPP hearing in the European Parliament today, on the EU's fight against sexual abuse of children on the internet.
"Let me start by clearly stating that child pornography is not one type of pornography in the ordinary sense. Child pornography is about sexual abuse of children. And it is about the worst forms of abuse on the most vulnerable citizens, the children. Studies show that the children abused are getting younger and younger and that the offences are getting more severe", said Cecilia Malmström.
She continued by stating that the EU will do everything in its power to fight this crime, outlining the measures that need to be taken. Read Cecilia Malmström's speech in full.