About: Charter of Fundamental Rights

Non-discrimination 11-01-2021

Poland, Hungary face EU regional funds blockage over fundamental rights charter

Respect for the EU charter of fundamental rights could be used to withhold EU money going to projects that trample over democracy or discriminate against gay and lesbian people, an EU official has said.
EU Priorities 2020 16-04-2020

EU to delay human and minority rights initiatives due to COVID-19

Despite warnings that COVID-19 may particularly affect the rights of already at-risk populations, the European Commission is looking into the possibility of delaying a host of initiatives intended to improve gender equality and protect human, sexual and ethnic minority rights, according to a draft internal working document seen by EURACTIV.
Languages & Culture 09-06-2016

Language discrimination rife across EU

Calls for legislation to be drawn up or even for a Language Commissioner to be appointed have been made, in order to combat a rising number of discrimination cases across the European Union.
Digital & Media 11-01-2016

EU and US divisions over data protection threaten agreement

Persistent disagreements between the United States and the European Union over the treatment of personal data threaten to undermine international standards. EURACTIV France reports

Commission hardens tone with Orbán

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday (30 April) urged Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to make clear he has no intention of reintroducing the death penalty in his country, otherwise “there will be a fight”. A Commission spokesperson hinted that Hungary risked losing its voting rights in the Union if it went ahead with the plans.
Elections 29-04-2015

Commission shies away from warning Orbán over death penalty

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán raised the possibility that death penalty be reintroduced in his country. Commission spokespersons made their best to avoid answering questions what would be the consequences for the country’s EU membership status if such a measure is adopted.

Brussels adopts agenda to improve children’s rights

The European Commission launched yesterday (15 February) a list of actions to improve children's well-being and make Europe's justice system more child-friendly, but NGOs complain the agenda lacks an overarching vision.