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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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MEPs welcome Member States’ support to Commission’s actions on LGBTI equality, deplore opposition of Hungary

This Monday, the Council (i.e. Ministers of the Member States), failed to reach agreement on a common response to the Commission’s “List of Actions to advance LGBTI equality“. Nearly all Member States had expressed their support for the List of … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 9th, 2016
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Mixed reactions to Tonio Borg on LGBT rights (Updated)

Today Members of the European Parliament examined Tonio Borg’s bid to join the European Commission. MEPs express very mixed feelings after a 3-hour interview on the public health, environment and consumer protection portfolio.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on November 13th, 2012
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European Parliament calls on Commission to sustain its LGBTI strategy

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 on February 21st, 2019
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LGBTI rights still at risk in the EU, says EP report on fundamental rights

On 16 January, the European Parliament adopted its yearly report on Fundamental Rights in the EU, assessing the implementation of fundamental rights in the EU in 2017 according to the Charter of Fundamental Rights standards. It contains strong language on … 
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Posted in: News stories, Press releases, Recent news on January 17th, 2019
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Presidency conclusions on human rights in the EU – MEPs write to Austrian Presidency

In October 2018, a disagreement among the Council on a wording on LGBTI rights led the Austrian Presidency to publish “Presidency conclusions” instead of the customary “Council conclusions” on the state of human rights in the EU. Members of the … 
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Posted in: Recent news on November 21st, 2018
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New report takes stock of fundamental rights in the EU, including LGBTI rights

Yesterday, the European Parliament adopted a new comprehensive report on fundamental rights in the EU.  The report assesses how fundamental rights are implemented in the EU, and what must still be done to reach standards laid down in the Charter … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on December 14th, 2016
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Council LGBTI Conclusions are Trojan horse: legitimising homophobia

Last Thursday, the Council of the European Union adopted its conclusions on LGBTI equality. It is the first time ever that the Council adopts a document addressing LGBTI equality. An earlier attempt by the Council to reach Conclusions on LGBTI … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 22nd, 2016
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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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