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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 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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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
(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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FYR Macedonia votes to ban same-sex marriage and create constitutional obstacle future civil unions

Yesterday, the Parliament of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) voted to constitutionally define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Furthermore, it created a constitutional hurdle to possible future legislation on same-sex civil unions. The … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on January 21st, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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