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Parliament speaks out for mutual recognition domestic adoptions

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In a resolution addressing cross-border conflicts around adoption adopted yesterday, the Parliament has spoken out in favour of mutual recognition of domestic adoption decisions between Member States. Domestic adoption refers to the placement of a child for adoption by their … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news 1 day ago

European Parliament speaks out against online homo- and transphobic hate speech

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In a report adopted yesterday, the European Parliament expresses its concern over online homo- and transphobic hate speech, and calls for strong measures to counter online hate speech. The demands are made in the report on Gender equality and empowering … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news 1 day ago

Parliament calls on Turkey, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Albania to respect LGBTI rights

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In the last of its annual progress reports on accession countries, the European Parliament evaluated the situation in Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania, including the situation of LGBTI people. Earlier this year, the Parliament already evaluated progress in Kosovo, … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news 2 weeks ago
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Central Asia: European Parliament concerned about state of LGBTI rights

In a report adopted last week on the EU’s relationship with Central Asia, the European Parliament has made a strong call to respect democracy, the rule of law and human rights, including the rights of LGBTI people, in the region. … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 19th, 2016
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European Parliament speaks out for LGBTI human rights defenders Honduras

In a resolution adopted today, the European Parliament has expressed its deep concern at the climate of extreme violence against LGBTI people and activists and called for measures to address the situation. The pattern of violence has significantly worsened after … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 14th, 2016
2016 FRA report

New FRA report highlights crucial role public authorities for LGBT equality

In a new report launched in the European Parliament today, the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) highlights that prevailing negative attitudes towards LGBT people endanger their fundamental rights and hamper efforts to counter discrimination and hate crime. The report analyses … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 16th, 2016
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Parliament urges Montenegro and FYR Macedonia to step up efforts against LGBTI discrimination

Today, the European Parliament adopted two of its annual progress reports for candidate and potential candidate EU countries. MEPs addressed recommendations on LGBTI rights to Montenegro and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Discrimination, hate speech and hate crime against … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 10th, 2016

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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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