Monday , 18 December 2017

Tag Archives: EU

Theresa May: Libertarian or Authoritarian?

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Today David Cameron has stood down as Prime Minister and replaced by former Home Secretary Theresa May, what kind of leadership can we expect? Libertarian or Authoritarian? The woman who popularised the term “the Nasty Party” during a 2002 speech to Conservative conference in which she criticised the “narrow sympathies” of traditional Conservative stances has now become the UK’s second female Prime Minister. ...

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European court: gay couples must be granted residency permits

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that a refusal by Italy to grant residency right to one partner in a same-sex couple is illegal. The ruling will now affect all countries signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights and members of the Council of Europe. ECHR ruled in Taddeucci and McCall v Italy, that the refusal to ...

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ILGA Europe reacts to EU referendum result

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    ILGA-Europe, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) Association working for human rights of LGBTI people in Europe, has issued a statement in the aftermath of the UK’s EU referendum result. British voters supported withdrawing from the EU by a margin of 52% – 48%. The LGBTI rights organisation, which represents over 400 member organisations in ...

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Five reasons to Vote to Remain in the EU

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  Today is the last day of the European Union (EU) referendum campaign that has been divisive and at times very bitter. I offer five reasons why it is better to remain in the EU as opposed to leave.   Immigration This is by far the most popular reason why people vote to leave the EU.  Leave campaigners say that ...

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BREXIT campaigners exploit Orlando atrocity with “vile” poster

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Brexit campaigners have been sharply criticised for “vile” claim stating that leaving the EU would prevent an “Orlando style atrocity” in the UK. Hours just after the Orlando massacre the Leave.EU campaign tweeted a poster making the claim that “free movement of Kalashnikovs in Europe helps terrorists.” The poster, depicting picture of ISIL fighters, was captioned: “Act now before we ...

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EU: online anti-LGBTI hate speech must be tackled

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The European Parliament voted for a report that calls upon member states to adopt strong measures to counter online anti LGBTI hate speech. The report entitled, Gender equality and empowering women in the digital age, was adopted by a majority of lawmakers yesterday, although Mike Hookem MEP, from UKIP, voted against it. The report calls upon the EU Commission to demand greater efforts ...

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EU: Turkey and Bosnia-Herzegovina must improve on LGBTI rights

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In its annual reports on accession countries, the European Parliament said that Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania must improve on LGBTI rights. Earlier this year, the Parliament already evaluated progress in Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro and FYR Macedonia. Accession country reports are seen as a litmus strong indications if the country would be allowed to join the European Union or ...

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EU demands inclusion of LGBTI rights in gender mainstreaming

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The European Parliament made a strong call to include the well being and rights of LGBTI people in all gender mainstreaming activities. Gender mainstreaming refers to the integration of a gender perspective into the preparation, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies, regulatory measures and spending programmes, with a view to promoting gender equality and combating discrimination. A key report ...

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New report says LGBTI people still face discrimination in EU

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The European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency released a report highlighting that LGBTI people in the EU still face fundamental discrimination and lack of protection. The report that was released on Monday, entitled “Protection against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics in the European Union: Comparative legal analysis” presents legal evolutions in fields affecting LGBTI people ...

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List of Actions to advance Europe-wide LGBTI Equality

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  Yesterday, Commissioner for Justice and Gender Equality Věra Jourová presented a List of Actions by the Commission to advance LGBTI Equality in the EPSCO Council, where the EU Ministers responsible for employment and social policy meet. The list is to be seen as a follow-up to the  “Lunacek Report“, adopted in February 2014 as a “Roadmap” for tackling homophobia. ...

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