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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
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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
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
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
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Belgrade Pride banned again for 2012

Serbia’s Ministry of Interior announced today they would ban this year’s Belgrade Pride, just three days before it was due to take place. The ban repeats last year’s experience, when authorities declined authorising the event out of ‘safety concerns’.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on October 3rd, 2012
Marije CORNELISSEN, Jelko KACIN, Keith TAYLOR

Three Members of the European Parliament head to Belgrade Pride

Three Members of the European Parliament will attend this year’s Belgrade Pride. Marije Cornelissen, Jelko Kacin and Keith Taylor will meet with organisers, the LGBT community, and the EU Delegation to Serbia. After a week of events, the pride march … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on September 20th, 2012
Enlargement countries

European Parliament adopts 2012 accession reports

On Thursday 29 March the European Parliament adopted its annual enlargement progress reports for Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo. All resolutions require more progress in the field of LGBT rights.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 2nd, 2012
Parada Ponosa - LGBT Pride Belgrade

Belgrade Pride banned: Members of the European Parliament express deep regret

The Serbian LGBT pride march Parada Ponosa, due to take place on Sunday in the capital, was banned today by the National Security Council. The Council announced it would forbid the pride march, as well as three far-right counter-protests that … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on September 30th, 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
Marije Cornelissen MEP

Belgrade Pride: Serbia’s first safe pride event

The Serbian capital saw its first successful LGBT pride parade unfold under heavy police protection yesterday. Marije Cornelissen MEP attended the parade, and comments on the events of the day.

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Posted in: News stories, Recent news on October 11th, 2010