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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
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
Minister Spiro Ristovski

Macedonia: MEPs worry about increasingly homophobic climate

A young activist was attacked on Sunday in Skopje, where a growing climate of intolerance towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people has developed. In the last two weeks, political leaders have repeatedly made declarations against increasing social rights for … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on October 23rd, 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
Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina

New enlargement reports: Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina should do more for LGBT rights

The European Parliament adopted its annual progress reports on the accession of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Both countries are invited to do more for LGBT people’s human rights before they may join the EU.

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Posted in: News stories, Recent news on March 14th, 2012
Macedonian flag

Macedonia must protect lesbian, gay and bisexual people, says the European Parliament

Today the European Parliament adopted its annual progress report on the accession of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the European Union, asking the country to outlaw discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 7th, 2011
Enlargement countries

Slow progress for LGBT people in EU accession countries

Today the European Commission released its annual reports on the progress made towards accessing the EU. The documents assess recent evolutions in all areas related to the European Union, including fundamental rights in each of the four candidate countries (Croatia, … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on November 9th, 2010
Commissioner Štefan Füle

Response to the parliamentary question on new anti-discrimination law in Macedonia

The European Commission has responded to an earlier parliamentary question from the Intergroup concerning Macedonia’s new anti-discrimination law: The Commission has called upon the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to enact comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation in line with the acquis. As … 
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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on April 23rd, 2010
European Commission Berlaymont building

European Commission: Macedonian anti-discrimination law falls short of EU standards

Angela Filote, European Commission Spokesperson for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, issued the following official statement: “The European Commission calls upon the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to ensure that its comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation is in line with the acquis.

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Posted in: News stories, Recent news on April 16th, 2010
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Anti-discrimination law in Macedonia: Ultimately, LGBT people will have to be protected

Update: The European Commission states that the adopted law falls short of EU standards On the 8th April 2010, the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia adopted a new anti-discrimination law that fails to mention sexual orientation as a ground … 
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Posted in: News stories, Recent news on April 14th, 2010