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New EU accession reports: LGBTI rights in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Tuesday, the European Commission’s published its annual progress reports on accession states’ progress towards EU Membership. The reports include important and extensive information on the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in those 7 countries. The European … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on November 12th, 2015
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Parliament demands action for equal treatment trans people at the workplace

Last Thursday, the European Parliament adopted a report urging the Commission and Member States to outlaw discrimination against transgender people in employment and work towards full integration of trans people at the work floor. The demands were made in a … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on October 12th, 2015
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Plenary summary: Criminalisation LGBT people Egypt, Nigeria; Anti-discrimination law Ukraine

The Strasbourg week is over, so it is time for a plenary update. Apart from voting Jean-Claude Juncker in as the new Commission President, the European Parliament adopted resolutions mentioning the rights of LGBT persons in Nigeria and Egypt and a resolution calling for proper … 
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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on July 18th, 2014
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Situation for LGBT people worsens in Russia, Crimea and Ukraine

The Crimean crisis has led to increased tensions for LGBT individuals in Ukraine, the territory of Crimea, and Russia. Russia and the territory of Crimea Following the Russian annexation of Crimea, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals are now subject to the … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 29th, 2014
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European Parliament adopts financial package to promote human rights in the world in 2014-2020

The European Parliament has just adopted its seven-year financial programme to support democracy and human rights in the world. In the period 2014-2020, the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights will specifically seek to fund projects and organisations working for the human rights … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on December 11th, 2013
Luiz LOURES, Tonio BORG, Michael CASHMAN

Summary: Achieving the right to health of LGBTI people

On 6 November, the LGBT Intergroup co-hosted a high-level hearing on the challenges and obstacles lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people face in the field of health and healthcare, with a particular focus on HIV/AIDS. Stigma and discrimination … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on November 15th, 2013
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New EU accession reports: LGBT rights in the Western Balkans and Turkey

The European Commission’s annual reports on accession countries were published yesterday, and include important and extensive information on the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in those 8 countries. More so than previous years, the Commission reported extensively on problems of discrimination and violence against LGBTI people throughout all accession reports.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on October 17th, 2013
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Turkey’s Democracy Reform Package fails LGBT citizens

Last month, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan presented a ‘Democracy reform package’. Unfortunately, the package leaves out measures that would protect LGBT people from violence and discrimination.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on October 14th, 2013
Elisabeth Schroedter MEP

European Parliament Committee rejects report on discrimination at work

The European Parliament Committee on Employment and Social Affairs has just rejected a draft report on discrimination at work, judging it was imbalanced and weakly worded.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on September 26th, 2013
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EU Court of Justice: Preliminary ruling on homophobic statement by Romanian football club owner

Yesterday the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a preliminary ruling on the responsibility of employers in the case of homophobic or discriminatory statements. George Becali, a former Romanian MEP notorious for his homophobic statements and currently owner of … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 26th, 2013