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Turkey

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
(Potential) accession states in the Western Balkans

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

Earlier this month, 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. … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on November 23rd, 2016
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Parliament calls on Turkey, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Albania to respect LGBTI rights

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 on April 19th, 2016
(Potential) accession states in the Western Balkans

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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European Parliament calls on Kosovo and Serbia to step up efforts on LGBTI rights

Today, the European Parliament adopted two of its annual progress reports for candidate and potential candidate EU countries. MEPs have assessed the rights of LGBTI people in Serbia and Kosovo, and recommended the countries to improve the situation. Discrimination, hate speech … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on February 4th, 2016
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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
Serbia

Parliamentarians condemn attack against lesbians in Belgrade

Last Saturday, four lesbian women were attacked in the centre of Belgrade. No suspects have been arrested yet. The attack came less than a week after a successful, well-protected LGBTI Pride March, which was attended by two ministers as well … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on October 1st, 2015
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Montenegrin Police bans Nikšić Pride for third time this year

For the third time this year, police in the city of Nikšić, Montenegro, has banned a pride march, which was due to take place today. The Pride was banned quoting security threats. The Orthodox Church mobilised against the Pride, while … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on September 18th, 2015
Turkey

MEPs condemn ban and police violence at Istanbul Pride

In a last-minute move, the governor of Istanbul banned Sunday’s Pride Parade, using the month of Ramadan as a justification. In previous years, Prides were also held during Ramadan, without obstruction by the state and tens of thousands people participating. … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 30th, 2015