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#LGBTvotes 1 Freedom of expression in Lithuania

LGBT votes in 2009-2014: Freedom of expression in Lithuania (1/5)

During the 2009-2014 legislature, MEPs voted on LGBT issues over 250 times. In the run-up to the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on 17 May, we’ll publish a series of 6 infographics summarising political groups’ votes on key LGBT … 
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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on May 12th, 2014
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Plenary summary: MEPs urge Member States to speak out for LGBTI people at United Nations

In a recommendation adopted yesterday, the European Parliament calls on EU Member States to speak out for LGBTI rights at the United Nations General Assembly, which will convene in September 2014.
The Parliament expresses concern over “the recent increase in discriminatory laws and practices, and acts of violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.”

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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on April 4th, 2014
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Plenary summary: Progress report Turkey; UN Human Rights Council

The Strasbourg week is over, so it is time for a plenary update. Apart from passing the data protection package, which includes important privacy measures for LGBT people, and a resolution calling for measures against Nigeria and Uganda, Parliament adopted the progress report on Turkey and voted the EU priorities for the UN Human Rights Council.

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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on March 14th, 2014
Antonyia PARVANOVA MEP

Plenary summary: Parliament urges Commission and Member States to combat violence against women

On Tuesday, the European Parliament adopted the Parvanova report, which calls on the Commission to present a strategy on combating violence against women. The report states that such a strategy should devote particular attention to, amongst others, LGBT persons. The … 
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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on February 27th, 2014
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Plenary summary: Parliament criticises Russia day ahead of Olympic Games

Yesterday, one day before the Olympic Games in Sochi started, the European Parliament adopted a resolution severely criticising Russia for its repression of human rights defenders and LGBTI people.

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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on February 7th, 2014
Ulrike Lunacek MEP

Rapport pour une feuille de route LGBT (“Rapport Lunacek”) : Questions fréquemment posées

(Read this page in English) La semaine prochaine, les députés européens voteront sur la feuille de route de l’Union européenne contre l’homophobie et les discriminations fondées sur l’orientation sexuelle et l’identité de genre. La commission des libertés civiles, de la … 
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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on January 30th, 2014
Ulrike Lunacek MEP

Frequently Asked Questions on the LGBT Roadmap report (‘Lunacek report’)

(Lire cette page en français) Next week, Members of the European Parliament will vote on the report for an EU roadmap against homophobia (available in 24 languages). The Committee on Civil Liberties supported the report with an overwhelming majority in December, and … 
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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on January 29th, 2014
Catherine ASHTON at the Foreign Affairs Council

Plenary summary: SRHR, Human rights in the Sahel, speech by the EU High Representative

During its October 2013 plenary session, the European Parliament regrettably sent back a report on sexual and reproductive health and rights, yet adopted a report on human rights in the Sahel region, including LGBT rights. Furthermore, EU High Representative Catherine Ashton held a speech emphasising the EU’s efforts to further LGBTI rights in its foreign policy.

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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on October 24th, 2013
Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the EU

Live: European Parliament debates homophobia and xenophobia in Russia

Tomorrow morning the European Parliament will debate the increase in homophobia and xenophobia in Russia. Members of the European Parliament will discuss what the European Commission and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs did so far.

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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on October 9th, 2013
Study Policy Department C - Comparative study on surrogacy regimes

New comparative study on surrogacy in the EU

Today the Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs will present a study on the different legal regimes for surrogacy motherhood in the European Union. The short presentation can be watched live today at 15:00 (CET).

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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on July 8th, 2013