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Enlargement

MEPs take stock of LGBT rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro

Today, the European Parliament adopted three of its annual reports on the EU accession process for Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Montenegro. Last month, MEPs already examined the situation in Serbia and Kosovo. In its report on … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on February 6th, 2014
Enlargement countries

Serbia and Kosovo need to step up efforts to guarantee the rights of LGBT people, Parliament says

This week the European Parliament adopted two of its annual progress reports for candidate and potential candidate EU countries. In the reports on Serbia and Kosovo, the Parliament assesses the rights of LGBTI people and gives recommendations to improve the situation.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on January 16th, 2014
Commissioner Štefan Füle

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
Turkey

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
Logo Belgrade Pride 2013

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
International Women's Day

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
European Social Charter

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