The five-year transition period since the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty came to an end, enabling the European Commission and the CJEU to fully assess the transposition by the Member States of police and criminal justice measures. The most comprehensive EU-wide and worldwide survey to date on women’s experiences of violence revealed alarmingly high rates of violence against women and provided much-needed evidence to help Member States develop legal and policy responses to this issue.
In 2014, EU Member States adopted various measures following the transposition and implementation of the EU directives on the right to translation and interpretation, and to information in criminal proceedings.
In the run-up to the transposition deadline of November 2015 for the Victims’ Directive, legislation on the rights of victims of crime improved in EU Member States.
FRA survey on violence against women showed alarmingly high rates of incidents of physical and sexual violence, alongside psychological abuse, harassment and stalking, in all 28 EU Member States.