ILGA-Europe’s Memorandum to the Cypriot Presidency of the EU
In July 2012, Cyprus took over the Presidency of the European Union. Read ILGA-Europe’s 4 key priorities for the Cypriot Presidency and download the whole Memorandum here.
ILGA-Europe’s 4 key priorities for the Cypriot Presidency:
- The Multiannual Financial Framework Programme (MFF) should ensure that the EU’s funding programmes for equality and anti-discrimination is maintained.
- Place progress towards the adoption of the Horizontal Anti-Discrimination Directive as a high priority, and clearly include LGBT people’s concerns in the Equality Summit’s agenda.
- Take leadership in matters of justice and home affairs, freedom of movement and mutual recognition of citizen’s civil statuses, the adoption of asylum legislation, and legislation addressing hatred and violence.
- Stand firm on the need of accession countries to respect their duties on the ground of sexual orientation and their need to adopt the necessary legislation according to the acquis.