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Published 16.02.24

Further development of EU regulations to combat sexual abuse of children

Torsten Krause, SDC

The European Commission intends to further develop existing regulations to combat sexual abuse of children. The focus here is on additions to cover the extent of such violence in digital environments in the future, to strengthen the prevention of offences and the support of affected children and to promote cooperation between member states in the investigation and prosecution of offences. Terminologies will also be further developed and higher penalties suggested.

Suggestions and comments on the European Commission's proposal can be submitted on this page until 21 May 2024. The comments received will be forwarded to the European Parliament and the European Council so that they can be taken into account in the subsequent legislative process.