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Work priority 1 - Freedom of movement for LGBTI people Work priority 2 - Monitoring the European Commission Work priority 3 - Combatting discrimination in the EU Work priority 4 - Securing transgender rights Work priority 5 - Monitoring human rights in the work of the EU

European Parliament calls on Kosovo and Serbia to step up efforts on LGBTI rights

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Today, the European Parliament adopted two of its annual progress reports for candidate and potential candidate EU countries. MEPs have assessed the rights of LGBTI people in Serbia and Kosovo, and recommended the countries to improve the situation. Discrimination, hate speech … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news 5 days ago

Parliament urges Member States to speak out for LGBTI Rights at UN Human Rights Council

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In a resolution adopted today, the European Parliament has expressed its concern regarding “discriminatory laws and practices and acts of violence against individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity.” The adopted text is a recommendation from … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news 3 weeks ago

Slovenians vote against marriage equality

Yesterday, Slovenians voted in a referendum against an amendment which would have given same-sex couples the right to get married. Although 63.5 percent voted “No”, turnout was low at 36 percent. In March 2015, the Slovene Parliament agreed to redefine … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on December 21st, 2015
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European Parliament calls for coherence EU’s internal & external human rights policy

Last week, the European Parliament voted its annual report on human rights in the world. The report takes account of the situation of human rights, including of LGBTI people, and makes recommendations accordingly. The report starts off by stating that … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on December 21st, 2015
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New report on legal situation LGBTI people in the EU

This Monday, the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency released an updated EU-wide legal analysis: ‘Protection against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics in the European Union: Comparative legal analysis’ The report presents legal evolutions in … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on December 16th, 2015
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European Commission publishes List of Actions to advance LGBTI Equality

Yesterday, Commissioner for Justice and Gender Equality Věra Jourová presented a List of actions by the Commission to advance LGBTI Equality in the EPSCO Council, where the EU Ministers responsible for employment and social policy meet. The list is to … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on December 8th, 2015

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We gather over 100 Members of the European Parliament from all political groups and countries to advance issues connected to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the European Union and beyond.
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