17 January 2007

EU Ministers against violent video games

During the JHA informal meeting in Dresden, Ministers discussed the issue of violent video games. European Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security Franco Frattini stressed the role of the European Union in preventing and controlling the sale of these games. He also expressed the intention, supported by German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, to launch a debate on how to avoid the negative influence of violent video games on children under 18. It is hoped that the discussion will bring together all elements of the industry including producers and inventors.