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(Potential) accession states in the Western Balkans

European Parliament reviews progress on LGBTI rights Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia

Today the European Parliament adopted four of its annual reports for candidate and potential candidate EU countries. MEPs have assessed the rights of LGBTI people, and recommended the countries to improve the situation. In its report on Montenegro, the Parliament … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 11th, 2015
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LGBTI Intergroup MEP heading to Belgrade Pride

After three bans in a row since 2011, a Pride March is scheduled to take place in Belgrade this Sunday. From the European Parliament, Terry Reintke MEP will march along for equality and human rights. After an attack on a … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on September 26th, 2014
Serbia

MEPs condemn attack LGBTI activist in Belgrade

This Saturday, a German LGBTI rights activist was attacked in downtown Belgrade. Three suspects have been arrested by Serbian police.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on September 15th, 2014
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
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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
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
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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