Question for written answer to the Commission Rule 117 Iliana Malinova Iotova (S&D) , Kristian Vigenin (S&D) , Ivailo Kalfin (S&D) , Evgeni Kirilov (S&D) , Ioan Enciu (S&D) , Claude Moraes (S&D) and Sylvie Guillaume (S&D)
Recent reports from Human Rights Watch (‘Case Book: Police abuse in Europe’) and the Helsinki Committee have highlighted an alarming increase in violent attacks by members of the police forces against EU citizens and deaths in police custody across the EU. In recent incidents, EU citizens have been subjected to abuse and unnecessary detention following peaceful anti-government demonstrations. In other cases, police have been found to have used unnecessary force against innocent people without any legal grounds to support their actions. We are witnessing serious breaches of the fundamental rights of EU citizens.
What action is the Commission intending to take to ensure that fundamental rights are respected across the EU?