Trump ban: EU ‘will never discriminate on grounds of race, religion or nationality’

The European Commission today (30 January) vowed never to discriminate against people because of “their race, religion or nationality”, in an implicit condemnation of President Donald Trump’s ban on persons from seven Muslim-majority countries travelling to the US.

While Commission Chief Spokesman Margaritis Schinas did not mention Trump by name, he stressed that the EU would not be imitating the president’s controversial new migration policy.  That policy could also affect EU citizens with dual nationality with one of the countries on the travel blacklist.

“Our lawyers are in contact with our EU partners and others, and of course we will make sure that no discrimination is inflicted on our nationals,” Schinas told reporters.

EU migration chief may call Trump team over Muslim travel ban

EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos is considering calling the US government to find out how EU citizens will be affected by US President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries.


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