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European Parliament urges member states to speak out on LGBTI rights

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In a resolution adopted yesterday, the European Parliament has urged its member states to speak up for LGBTI rights and equality internationally. In what is effectively a recommendation from the Parliament to EU Member States to speak out for LGBTI people at the United Nations Human Rights Council, the resolution expressed its concern in relation to “discriminatory laws and practices and ...

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European Parliament adds LGBTI rights to neighbourhood policy

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In a major boost to global LGBTI rights, the European Parliament voted on Thursday to emphasise the rights of minorities in the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). The Parliament emphasised the ENP action plan would “need to focus on strengthening and consolidating … respect for diversity and the rights of minorities, including … the rights of LGBTI persons.” The ENP is how the EU works ...

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European Parliament reviews LGBTI rights in Balkans

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Yesterday the European Parliament adopted four of its annual reports for candidate and potential candidate EU countries. MEPs have assessed the rights of LGBTI people in the Balkans – Montenegro, Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo – and recommended ways in which the respective countries could improve the situation. In its report on Montenegro, the Parliament welcomed the authorities protecting and facilitating ...

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