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EU does not favour criminals over victims (letter published in the Sun)

March 12th, 2012

It is not true that the EU does nothing for crime victims (8 March). Victim protection is a key strand of the EU’s £500m anti-crime programme. Another programme supports domestic violence victims.

The EU funds NGOs like Victim Support UK. EU help to get ex-offenders into jobs means less crime. EU police cooperation catches criminals – like the 7/7 terrorist arrested in Italy.

The European Commission has tabled EU-wide rules to get victims proper support and the right to take part in trials. British victims want that. Take campaigner Maggie Hughes from Surrey. Her son Robbie was brutally attacked on holiday and she is backing the proposal.

Jonathan Scheele
Head of the European Commission Representation in the UK

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