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Belgrade Pride banned for third year sends wrong signal for accession, MEPs say

On Friday the Serbian government banned the Belgrade Pride Parade which was due to take place the following day, quoting “serious threats to the peace and public order.”

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on September 30th, 2013
Skopje LGBT Centre attacked

MEPs condemn homophobic violence in Skopje

On Saturday, Skopje’s LGBT Centre was attacked as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people were watching a movie inside for the annual Pride celebrations.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 25th, 2013
Enlargement countries

Western Balkans: European Parliament completes annual LGBT assessment

This week the European Parliament adopted three new reports on the EU accession process for Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and on gender equality in the Western Balkans. The reports complete the Parliament’s annual round-up of … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on May 23rd, 2013
Enlargement countries

European Parliament takes stock of LGBT rights in Western Balkans and Turkey

Last week the European Parliament adopted five of its annual progress reports for candidate and potential candidate EU countries. MEPs addressed recommendations on LGBT rights to Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo and Turkey.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 22nd, 2013
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International Women’s Day: UN Committee / Police violence against trans women in Turkey

On International Women’s Day, Intergroup Co-Presidents Ulrike Lunacek and Michael Cashman recall that violence remains a dire reality for lesbian, bisexual and transgender women in Europe and in the world.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 8th, 2013
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Turkey continues to allow and encourage discrimination

The European Committee on Social Rights has released its conclusions on Turkey’s conformity with the European Social Charter, a European treaty on social rights which Turkey ratified in 2007. The Committee points to authorities’ failure to protect lesbian, gay and … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on February 11th, 2013
Intergroup meeting on LGBT rights in the Western Balkans

Summary: Roundtable on LGBT Rights in the Western Balkans

On 22 November, the Intergroup hosted a roundtable on LGBT Rights in the Western Balkans where MEPs and the Commission exchanged with LGBT activists from Croatia and Montenegro.

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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on November 26th, 2012
Enlargement countries

New EU accession reports: LGBT rights in South-Eastern Europe, Turkey and Iceland

The European Commission’s annual reports on accession countries were published yesterday, and include important information on the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in those 9 countries. Both positive and negative developments are noted.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on October 11th, 2012
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Belgrade Pride banned again for 2012

Serbia’s Ministry of Interior announced today¬†they would ban this year’s Belgrade Pride, just three days before it was due to take place. The ban repeats last year’s experience, when authorities declined authorising the event out of ‘safety concerns’.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on October 3rd, 2012
Enlargement countries

European Parliament adopts 2012 accession reports

On Thursday 29 March the European Parliament adopted its annual enlargement progress reports for Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo. All resolutions require more progress in the field of LGBT rights.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 2nd, 2012