B-Brussels: study on criminal sanction legislation and practice in representative Member States
Questions and answers
What does the European Commission mean exactly when saying “offences must have significant practical relevance in the practice of prosecutors and courts”?
The Commission would like to see offences covered which are of high practical relevance, where a significant or large number of cases is prosecuted and adjudicated in the Member States. E.g. choosing terrorism as a sample offence would not be very useful because there are few offences prosecuted in court and therefore the conclusions that can be drawn from statistics are limited