ILGA-Europe's feedback and media statements on Enlargement strategy and Progress Reports from the European Commission
ILGA-Europe has in partnership with national organisations provided the European Commission with feedback on the Commission’s progress reports.
Read the feedback since 2008 here.
Fundamental rights and protections for LGBTI people in the Western Balkans and Turkey were put under the microscope by the European Commission in their latest enlargement annual reports.
The European Commission has launched its yearly progress reports on the candidate countries to the European Union. As in previous year, the Commission has extensively covered LGBTI rights in its progress reports and made vigorous demands to the countries in the Strategy. ILGA-Europe is content that the European Commission is consistently taking onboard LGBTI issues within the EU Enlargement process.
ILGA-Europe welcomes European Commission’s strong emphasis on LGBTI issues in accession progress reports
ILGA-Europe’s statement regarding the European Commission’s 2013 Enlargement Strategy.
ILGA-Europe: “The European Commission needs to continue monitoring and including assessment of respect of the human righ ts of LGBT people in its annual Progress Reports and to provide technical and financial assistance for reforms in the area of human rights and non-discrimination particularly for strengthening civil society and equality bodies.”
ILGA-Europe in partnership with national organisations provided the European Commission with detailed documentation on human rights violations against LGBT people in all candidate and potential candidate countries throughout the year and gave feedback on the Commission’s progress reports in November 2008.