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Proposal for a Council Directive on compensation to crime victims.

Commission of the European Communities, Helene
June 4, 2015

Source: (2002) COM(2002)0562 final – CNS 2002/0247. 16 October. Official Journal 045 E , 25/02/2003: 69-89. Brussels: Commission of the European Communities. Downloaded 15 August 2005.

3.1. Overall objective
The objective of this proposal is to ensure that all EU citizens and all legal residents
in the EU can receive adequate compensation for the losses they have suffered in
case they fall victim to a crime within the EU. The proposal will contribute to
reaching the objective of the Union and of the Community to establish an area of
freedom, security and justice for all, as well as the objective of ensuring free
movement of persons within the EU. The proposal also forms part of the response of
the EU to the events of 11 September 2001, by ensuring that victims of terrorism are
ensured of adequate compensation regardless of where within the EU such acts may
take place.
The objective of the proposal is directly in line with what was outlined in the Green
Paper and as supported by the reactions to it and with the conclusions of the Tampere
European Council 1999. (excerpt)


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