The ages of consent vary by jurisdiction across Europe. The ages of consent are currently set between 14 and 18. The below is a list of all jurisdictions in Europe as listed in List of sovereign states and dependent territories in Europe. Neither consent to the child in German European Union nor the Council of Europe have suggested any specific age of consent, and there has not been any effort so far to standardize the age across member states.
However, most countries in Europe now have binding legal obligations in regard to the sexual abuse of children under 18. Abuse is made of a particularly vulnerable situation of the child, notably because of a mental or physical disability or a situation of dependence. The age of consent is called “the legal age for sexual activities” and must be chosen by states at the age they see fit. As of December 2016, the convention has been ratified by 42 states, while another 5 states have signed but not yet ratified the convention.
EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011 on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography”. Since 2001, the age of consent in Albania is 14, regardless of gender and sexual orientation. In the case of a girl, however, sex is illegal if she is over 14 but has not reached “sexual maturity”, as provided by article 100 of the criminal code. The age of consent in Armenia is 16.