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EU should halt accession talks with Turkey over human rights abuses, says European Parliament

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On 13 February, the European Parliament adopted its 2018 report on the accession of Turkey. The report recommends the Commission and the Council to formally suspend the accession negociations with Turkey, in light of multiple human rights abuses and regression … 
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Posted in: News stories, Press releases, Recent news 1 week ago

MEPs to Macedonian MPs: speed up adoption of anti-discrimination law

Macedonia has been working on a draft law on protection against discrimination since May 2018, but its progress is now slowing down. Recent statements by the Deputy Prime Minister of Macedonia that LGBTI people are a “disputed category” in the … 
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Posted in: News stories, Press releases, Recent news 3 weeks ago

European Parliament calls on Commission to sustain its LGBTI strategy

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In a resolution adopted on 14 February 2019, the European Parliament calls on the Commission to secure the future of its List of Actions, a strategy document on LGBTI rights presented in 2015. Following the recommendations of the 2014 Lunacek … 
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Posted in: News stories, Press releases, Recent news 4 weeks ago
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LGBTI Intergroup MEP heading to Istanbul Pride

This Sunday, the 25th edition of the Istanbul Pride will take place. From the European Parliament Intergroup on LGBTI Rights, Terry Reintke MEP will march along. Over the last two years, Pride marches were banned and police used rubber bullets, … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 22nd, 2017
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Strasbourg Court: Russian ‘anti-propaganda’ law is discriminatory and violates human rights

Yesterday, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Russia’s ‘anti-propaganda’ legislation is in breach with human rights. The federal law was adopted in 2013 and bans the “promotion” or “propaganda” of homosexuality, bisexuality and transgenderism. The Court found that the … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 21st, 2017
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EU Parliament demands action on LGBTI rights in Western Balkans

Yesterday, the European Parliament adopted three of its annual reports for candidate and potential candidate EU countries. In those reports MEPs have assessed the rights of LGBTI people in Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo, and recommended the countries to improve the situation. In … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 15th, 2017
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Open letter to Sofia Mayor: Act against hate group targeting Pride

Tomorrow the annual Pride march will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria. However, a counter-demonstration organised by neo-nazi organisation National Resistance, has called for violence to be used against the march. calling on people to bring “brooms and shovels with wooden handles” … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on June 9th, 2017

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