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Cross-border adoptions

European Parliament demands action on EU-wide recognition of adoptions

Today, the European Parliament adopted a report (533 +, 41 -) demanding the automatic recognition of domestic adoption orders across EU Member States. The report stipulates that the recognition should happen without discrimination, including on the basis of the parents’ … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on February 2nd, 2017
General view of MEPs in Plenary Chamber

New report takes stock of fundamental rights in the EU, including LGBTI rights

Yesterday, the European Parliament adopted a new comprehensive report on fundamental rights in the EU.  The report assesses how fundamental rights are implemented in the EU, and what must still be done to reach standards laid down in the Charter … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on December 14th, 2016
European Court of Human Rights

Strasbourg court rules refusal to recognise residence rights same-sex partner discriminatory

Thursday, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in Taddeucci and McCall v Italy, that the refusal to grant one partner in a same-sex couple a residence permit violated their rights under the European Convention on Human Rights, particularly Article … 
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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Press releases on July 4th, 2016
Freedom of Movement

European Parliament votes for EU-wide acceptance public documents

Yesterday, the European Parliament has approved a regulation on acceptance of public documents for EU citizens living in another EU country. The regulation simplifies procedures for proving the authenticity of these documents regarding birth, death, marriage, divorce, parenthood, adoption etc. … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 10th, 2016
General view of MEPs in Plenary Chamber

Parliament speaks out for mutual recognition domestic adoptions

In a resolution addressing cross-border conflicts around adoption adopted yesterday, the Parliament has spoken out in favour of mutual recognition of domestic adoption decisions between Member States. Domestic adoption refers to the placement of a child for adoption by their … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 29th, 2016
Freedom of Movement

Hungary and Poland block equal property rights all EU couples living abroad

Last Thursday, Poland and Hungary blocked a proposal for regulations which would simplify legal procedures for EU couples living or working in another Member State in the event of divorce or death. Couples who use their right to freedom of movement … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on December 8th, 2015
Rainbow Europe

Parliament demands EU action on LGBTI rights

Yesterday, the European Parliament adopted a new comprehensive report on fundamental rights in the EU. Defying an attempt by the EPP group to adopt an alternative report which would have deleted nearly all content on LGBTI rights and other relevant human … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on September 9th, 2015
Italy

Italian court orders recognition same-sex marriage conducted abroad

In a landmark judgement last week Wednesday, the Court of Appeal of Napels (Italy), ordered to register the marriage of two French women, including full recognition of the rights attached to marriage. The Court ruled that “there is no doubt … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on July 14th, 2015
Frans Timmermans

Vice President European Commission demands mutual recognition same-sex marriages

In an interview with Politico, published on Monday, Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans, indicated he is committed to make sure all EU Member States recognise same-sex marriages conducted abroad. He stressed that “[e]ven if you don’t want … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on July 2nd, 2015
Russia ILGA Europe Map

European Parliament condemns Russian clampdown on NGOs

In a resolution adopted last week, the European Parliament strongly condemned the intensified clampdown on Russian civil society. The resolution specifically addresses the recent actions to dissolve the 2009 Sakharov Prize winning Human Rights organisation Memorial. Furthermore, it condemns the … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on October 29th, 2014