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Future EU 17-12-2021

CoFoE: Lack of inclusion of people with disabilities is worrying

Persons with disabilities do not have an equal access to the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE), writes Yannis Vardakastanis. Yannis Vardakastanis is the president of the European Disability Forum and a member of the CoFoE Plenary. This problem...
Non-discrimination 09-09-2021

Spanish government reacts to alleged homophobic gang assault

The Spanish government has convened an urgent meeting for Friday (10 September) over an alleged homophobic gang assault on a young man in Madrid that has raised the alarm over hate crimes in the country. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.

Expert: Porto summit can be ‘historic moment’ of EU social rights

The President of the European Foundation for Progressive Studies, Maria João Rodrigues, has said the Porto Social Summit pushed forward by Portugal’s EU Presidency, can be a "historic moment" of Europe's commitment to social rights.

Parliament backs calls for EU anti-discrimination law

The European Parliament has reminded Commission President José Manuel Barroso of his commitment to put forward a directive outlawing discrimination on a whole range of grounds, including disability, age, religion or belief and sexual orientation, as Brussels finalises preparations for a social policy package to be presented in June. 

Ministers discuss disabled rights

For the first time, ministers from several member states have come together to discuss the rights of disabled people (on the margins of an 11 June 2007 Presidency conference in Berlin).
Security 14-09-2006

Human rights agency remit ‘must include terrorism’

A Parliament committee wants to extend the mandate of the future EU fundamental rights agency to cover intergovernmental co-operation on policing and counter-terrorism.