On 14 and 15 December, EU heads of state are expected to discuss the internal and external dimension of the EU’s migration policy.
Council of EU
This is the first time that the Council of the European Union has approved LGBTI-specific conclusions that refer to equality within the European Union.
Ministers from 27 EU Member States have issued a clear call to the European Commission to step up its work on LGBTI equality measures.
Yesterday, ILGA-Europe and other human rights NGOs sat down with Frans Timmermans. On the agenda? The European Commission’s role and plan for the ongoing refugee situation and integration of migrants.
ILGA-Europe is disappointed that the EU failed to deliver an ambitious LGBTI equality strategy.
ILGA-Europe welcomes the first ever high level conference addressing the issues of LGBTI people’s human rights hosted today at the Council of the European Union, the highest decision making institution of the European Union.
ILGA-Europe statement regarding the Council of European Union Conclusions on combating hate crimes in the European Union adopted on 5-6 December 2013.
On 24 June 2013, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union adopted Guidelines To Promote and Protect the Enjoyment of All Human Rights by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Persons.
Within the next couple of months, the fate of an EU directive protecting against discrimination will be decided by the EC and the European Council.
ILGA-Europe wants to join the call of social and equality NGOs for a renewed commitment to the EU Social Agenda