FRA in the news

EUObserver: The EU is falling short of ensuring basic rights of children in its "hotspot" migrant camps in Greece and Italy, a new report by the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) has said.
The Economist: A new survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) paints a grim picture of living conditions for the continent’s largest ethnic minority.
EU Observer: A report on Tuesday (29 November) by the Vienna-based Agency for Fundamental Rights reveals one in three live in households with no tap water, while one in ten has no electricity.
Deutsche Welle: Despite an official goal to improve the lives of Europe's Roma population by 2020, the ethnic group continues to live in poverty and isolation, an EU survey shows. Nevertheless, the findings did reveal some improvements.
Shangai Daily: Some 80 percent of Roma people are at risk of poverty compared with an average of 17 percent in the European Union (EU), a new report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) released on Tuesday showed.
HR Agency urges to joint effort against Roma segregation
El Confidencial: El director de la Agencia de Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea (FRA), Michael O'Flaherty, pidió hoy un esfuerzo conjunto de instituciones y autoridades para luchar contra la segregación y pobreza de la comunidad gitana en Europa.
98% of Spanish Roma live in poverty, according to EU report Los gitanos españoles siguen sintiéndose marginados y sufren grados de pobreza, paro y exclusión social muy superiores a los del resto de ciudadanos, según un informe hecho público hoy por la Agencia de Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea (FRA, en sus siglas inglesas).
ORF: Radio report – Listen from 18:10 – 18:12. Zu diesem Schluss kommt die Europäische Grundrechte-Agentur, die sich mit der Lebenssituation der Roma befasst. 80 Prozent leben demnach an der Armutsgrenze, damit sind sie 4 mal häufiger von Armut betroffen, als der durchschnittliche Europäer.
El Mundo: En España, tres mujeres denuncian violaciones cada día. Pero la violencia sexual está en todas partes. Es una pandemia mundial. La concienciación es la asignatura pendiente. ¿Saben los más jóvenes distinguir qué es una agresión sexual?
ANSA: In January-September 2016 had the highest number of incidents of threats against journalists and media outfits in the EU, a study by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights showed Thursday.
ANSA Med: Rights' protection for unaccompanied minors arriving in Europe is at risk and the response made at community level continues to be inadequate, according to a study by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).
Der Tagesspiegel: Obwohl immer weniger Menschen über das Mittelmeer flüchten, sterben dort immer mehr Menschen. Und seitdem das Flüchtlingslager Calais geräumt wird, rechnet auch Deutschland mit mehr Asylsuchenden.
The Irish Times: The extent to which influential people in Europe have begun to question the human rights infrastructure put in place in the period since 1948 is “frightening”, a meeting in Dublin was told today. The head of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Irish human rights lawyer Prof Michael O’Flaherty, said in recent years it was not just the “bad guys” who were rejecting the human rights infrastructure. Increasingly people devoted to building good societies were no longer committed to human rights. “This is what I find most frightening,” he said.
“I will not live any longer, because it is affecting me that much”
Radio 100.7 Luxembourg: D'Waardezäite fir Demandeurs de protection internationale sinn der EU-Agence fir Fundamental Rechter (FRA) no, nach ëmmer ze laang an den EU-Memberstaaten. Dat bréngt eng Partie Problemer mat sech...Laut der Katya Andrusz…"De Punkt ass, dat an enger Manéier ze maachen, déi fundamental Rechter respektéiert."
What's behind the Donal Trump's statements on sexual harassment Un estudio de 2014 de la Agencia de los Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea concluye que el 29% de las mujeres en la UE ha sido objeto de tocamientos, abrazos o besos contra su voluntad desde los 15 años.
The violence of language
Tageszeitung: StudentInnen fordern Warnungen vor diskriminierendem Lehrstoff. Wörter, Texte und Kurse werden deshalb an Unis gestrichen.
How has the world changed from yesterday to today?
Radio 24 DK: Listen from 39:00 for a radio interview with Frauke Seidensticker (in EN). Der er fuldkost til din indre verdensborger, når Anne Sofie Allarp her fortæller om døgnets vigtigste internationale historier og begivenheder.
Europa and its fear of losing its 'own values'
Ö1 – ORF: Listen from 07:29 - 17:27 – in German „Unsere Werte“ – nicht selten ist diese Wortkombination zu hören, vor allem dann, wenn es um geflüchtete Menschen geht, die hier in Europa ein neues zu Hause finden wollen. Schwerpunkt des FRA-Septemberberichts (zur Lage im August) ist die Familienzusammenführung – laut FRA-Sprecherin Katya Andrusz "ein Kinder besonders stark betreffendes Thema". Ein Drittel der 2015 in der EU Angekommenen seien Kinder, diese seien auf familiären Zusammenhalt besonders angewiesen.
EFE: A European Union human rights agency on Friday said that racist attacks and legal obstacles are an increasing problem for the international community's ever-growing migrant population. The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) report came as EU leaders gathered in Bratislava to discuss possible reforms for the bloc.
Without values ​​Europe is worthless Die Europäische Union steht vor großen Hürden, daran zerbrechen wird sie aber nicht, sagt Michael O'Flaherty, Direktor der EU-Grundrechteagentur. Dank der Menschenrechte.
theguardian: Problems can begin as soon as unaccompanied minors arrive in Europe after perilous journeys across land and sea. According to the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), a lack of appropriate shelters for children in almost all reception facilities on the Greek islands means that children are kept in police custody before being transferred to open reception facilities on the mainland.
Migrants with disabilities and victims of torture without support in Europe
Expresso: A denúncia partiu da Agência para os Direitos Fundamentais da União Europeia, que considera desadequados “os procedimentos formais de identificação de pessoas com incapacidade e vítimas de tortura” A myth has emerged over the decades since the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – and not only in the UK – that rights are only for some people. Specifically for ‘minorities’, which for some has become a synonym for ‘undeserving’ or ‘outsider’. But human rights are not for a minority or even minorities. They are for everyone.
Euronews: More than one in two of EU women surveyed have experienced sexual harassment since the age of 15, according to FRA, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. Of those, nearly one-in-three said it had come from somebody in an employment context – a colleague, boss or a customer.
The country of dead women, data from the Interior Ministry : one third of murders are "gender-based"
Il Messaggero: L’Agenzia europea per i diritti fondamentali, Fra, due anni fa ha pubblicato i dati sulle violenze subite dalle donne in tutta Europa. Ne emergeva un quadro devastante, visto che 62 milioni di donne nell’Europa a 28 risultava vittima di qualche forma di aggressione sessuale.
Yahoo News: A 2013 survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights found that 19 percent of English Jews had a personal experience of being harassed or physically attacked in the previous 12 months due to being Jewish.
Euronews: In Europe more than one in two women have experienced sexual harassment at least once since the age of 15. Host Sophie Claudet speaks to Dr Joanna Goodey, co-author of a report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights based on the biggest survey on the subject
The new disquiet in Jewish communities
Deutschlandrundfunk: Denn nach der jüngsten Befragung der "Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte" steigt in jüdischen Gemeinden Europas die Furcht vor Antisemitismus. Auch deutsche Juden sehen sich verstärkten Anfeindungen ausgesetzt.
Trade Union: it is okay for men to wear skirts at work
Dagens Nyheter: Enligt en undersökning från European union agency for fundamental rights har 85 procent av de som klär sig könsöverskridande aldrig berättat det på jobbet.
O'Flaherty: "Abuses also in hot spots' «Malattie, violenze sessuali, sparizioni di migliaia di bambini... La crisi dei migranti è una grande emergenza, non solo per gli annegamenti in mare...». Da settembre 2015, l’irlandese Michael O’Flaherty è il direttore dell’Agenzia europea per i diritti fondamentali (Fra)”.
Times of Malta: There has been a spike in hate crimes across the EU following the Brexit result, so Malta’s EU Presidency next year needs to shine a light on human rights values currently under threat, the director of the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency has urged.
Deutsche Welle: Katya Andrusz, Communications Coordinator for the EU's Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), told DW that Germany is not the only EU member state affected by racially motivated discrimination and violence. "Racial discrimination is most definitely an issue in Germany - but not only (there).”
TheIrishTimes: While much of the agency’s role is to highlight the human rights dimension of various pieces of EU legislation, one of O’Flaherty’s main aims is to increase awareness of the EU’s Charter for Fundamental Rights. The charter, which underpins EU law, applies to all EU institutions as well as member states when they are acting in an area of EU competency.
Hate crime deserves more attention Michael O’Flaherty, directeur EU-bureau voor grondrechten Er wordt te weinig aangifte gedaan én er is onvoldoende aandacht bij de rechter voor hatecrime – misdrijven die worden gepleegd vanuit een vooroordeel, zo zegt de expert.
Missing refugee children: No rights and no protection Tausende unbegleitete Minderjährige verschwinden laut Europol jedes Jahr in Europa. Oft werden sie Opfer von Ausbeutung und sexuellem Missbrauch – obwohl die Behörden einiges tun könnten, um das zu verhindern.
Rádio Slovakia International: Last week the topic of how to stop migrants from countries outside the European Union coming to Europe and what to do with those who are already here but do not fulfil the conditions for asylum was back in the headlines. The first such migrants were returned to Turkey part of a deal that triggered controversy in the eyes of some human rights experts. EU's Fundamental Rights Agency, an advisory body, raised a few warning flags too for example when it comes to the proposal for EU's common list of safe countries of origin or the situation of the unaccompanied minors. Anca Dragu spoke about these concerns with Michal Nespor, one of the drafters of the Agency's opinion on the safe countries of origin proposal.
Government Gazette: Labour exploitation is not an isolated phenomena. Despite its pervasivness, it has received little attention from researchers. The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights has recently investigated labour exploitation, from the perspective of experts in the field and examined areas of law that to date have not been utilised sufficiently.
In Europe the fundamental rights of LGBTI people are still at risk
L'Huffington Post: Lo scorso 16 marzo, l'Agenzia dell'Ue per i diritti fondamentali (FRA) ha reso noti irisultati di un'indagine comparativa delle opinioni su omosessualità e transessualità di funzionari pubblici, operatori sanitari, insegnanti e funzionari di polizia di 19 Stati membri dell'UE, tra cui l'Italia.
Fundamental Rights Agency: "the situation of minorities is viewed too optimistically"
Der Standard: Menschenrechtlich überschätze sich Europa selbst, sagt Agenturchef Michael O'Flaherty. Der Ire Michael O'Flaherty ist seit Dezember 2015 der neue Direktor der Grunrechteagentur der EU (FRA). Im Interview mit dem STANDARD spricht er von einem "gemeinsamen Raum" von allen Glaubensrichtungen und menschenrechtlichem Engagement. Europa, so meint er, habe keinen Grund, in Menschenrechtsfragen selbstgefällig zu sein. Mythen und Fehlannahmen, etwa über Flüchtlinge und Migranten, seien ebenso verbreitet wie die Praxis, Kinder mit Migrationshintergrund in der Schule zu segregieren.
The Huffington Post: The revelation that many European doctors continue to believe homosexuality is a disease has been slammed as “shocking” by LGBT charities. A report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights found a “large proportion” of healthcare professionals in some EU countries identify being gay as “a pathological problem”.
In some EU countries homosexuality is still considered a disease
Český rozhlas: Zdravotníci převážně ze střední Evropy považují homosexualitu za druh nemoci. Agentura Evropské unie pro základní práva se sídlem ve Vídni ve své zprávě uvedla, že situace je v tomto ohledu nejhorší v Bulharsku, Maďarsku, Itálii, Lotyšsku, Polsku, Rumunsku a na Slovensku. “…„Agentura pro základní práva vyzpovídala více než tisícovku zdravotnických pracovníků, úředníků, policistů a učitelů v devatenácti státech Evropské unie,“ pokračuje EUObserver. Předsudky zaznamenané u zdravotnických pracovníků se přitom ve střední Evropě a Itálii opakují i u zaměstnanců jiných institucí.”
LGBT rights: EU Agency, prejudice and low awareness still exist L'indagine comparativa realizzata dall’Agenzia Ue per i diritti fondamentali (FRA) sulle opinioni di varie categorie professionali nei confronti delle persone lesbiche, gay, bisessuali e transessuali (Lgbt) ha coinvolto oltre mille pubblici ufficiali, funzionari di polizia, insegnanti e operatori sanitari in 19 stati membri, Italia compresa.
The negative attitude of the authorities to LGBT people hampers the fight against discrimination Negatywne poglądy na temat osób z grupy LGBT wśród lekarzy, policjantów i przedstawicieli władz utrudniają walkę z dyskryminacją i przestępstwami z nienawiści - wynika z ankiety przeprowadzonej przez Agencję Praw Podstawowych Unii Europejskiej (FRA).
The fundamental rights of the LGBT community in jeopardy, according to FRA Dans certains pays de l’Union européenne, l’homosexualité est toujours considérée comme une maladie et la transsexualité comme un trouble mental, selon un rapport de l’Agence des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne (FRA) publié ce mercredi. Dans le cadre de ce rapport, plus de mille acteurs de la société civile ont été interpellés dans 19 Etats membres (sans la Belgique), dont des médecins, des agents publics, des enseignants et des policiers. L’agence estime que ces groupes professionnels sont les mieux placés pour analyser l’effectivité des droits fondamentaux sur le terrain.
euobserver: Homosexuality is seen as a form of disease by many healthcare workers in central Europe whose job it is to help gay people, according to a new survey. The Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), an EU office in Vienna, said in a report on Wednesday (16 March) that the problem is at its worst in Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. Legislation is only part of the solution. We need a mix of legislative and non-legislative instruments to tackle persistent gender inequalities, especially in advancing women in high-level positions, but that has to start from the grassroots, says Michael O’Flaherty.
Sexual violence is a European problem
Frankfurter Rundschau: Nach den Ereignissen in der Silvesternacht in Köln nehmen Vorurteile gegenüber Flüchtlingen zu. Das ist nicht nur rassistisch, sondern auch Unsinn. Der Gastbeitrag.
Xenophobia is back - Meeting point Europe Denn Rassismus und Fremdenfeindlichkeit sind inzwischen tief in die Gesellschaft vorgedrungen, das beobachtet auch die Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte. Sprecherin Blanca Tapia: „Wir beobachten tatsächlich eine sehr beunruhigende Entwicklung, denn es gibt in der Bevölkerung eine wachsende Fremdenfeindlichkeit. Hauptsächlich als Reaktion auf die Terroranschläge und auf die Flüchtlingskrise. Wir sind außerdem besorgt über das, was der Bundestag zu den Angriffen auf Flüchtlingsunterkünfte veröffentlicht hat. Nämlich, dass sich die Zahlen 2015 im Vergleich zum Vorjahr verdoppelt haben.“
Balkan Route: More and more children among the refugees
Der Standard: Soweit drei aus einer Fülle von Informationen zum Flüchtlingsmanagement in den hauptbetroffenen Unionsstaaten aus dem Jänner-Monatsbericht der EU-Grundrechteagentur FRA; seit vergangenem Monat macht die FRA diese davor im Wochentakt vertraulich an die EU-Kommission geschickten Berichte Monat für Monat öffentlich. -
"10,000 refugee children have disappeared"
Die Presse: Der Leiter der EU-Grundrechteagentur, O'Flaherty, warnt, dass Europa in der Flüchtlingskrise seine humanitäre Vorreiterrolle verliert. Hinweise, dass durch Asylwerber die Gewalt gegen Frauen deutlich zunimmt, sieht er nicht.
Austrian refugee management review
Der Standard: Bisher waren die Berichte der EU-Grundrechteagentur zur Flüchtlingslage vertraulich. Am Mittwoch wurde der erste publiziert.
Violence against women, European agency: "After Cologne targeted actions, but 30% of abuse occurs within the family» Secondo l'Agenzia Europea per i diritti fondamentali (Fra), che lancia un appello ad intraprendere azioni mirate per contrastare il fenomeno, il caso delle violenze da parte dei migranti, certamente da condannare, non deve però far dimenticare che la maggior parte degli attacchi contro le donne avviene tra le mura domestiche, gli autori spesso e volentieri sono i partner o conoscenti e amici delle vittime.
EU countries' handling of refugees to be examined
Der Standard: Neuer Grundrechtsagenturchef O'Flaherty kündigt monatliche Berichte an. Michael O'Flaherty lässt keinen Zweifel offen: Die Flüchtlingsfrage sei "das vordringliche Menschenrechtsthema der Union", ja derzeit "das Drama Europas" schlechthin, formulierte der neue Direktor der EU-Grundrechtsagentur (FRA). Ort der Aussage: der von Vertretern der diplomatischen Corps sowie Studierenden gut besuchte Veranstaltungssaal des Wiener Hauses der EU. Der Mittwoch war O'Flahertys erster Arbeitstag als Leiter der in Wien angesiedelten FRA, was mit einer vom Menschenrechtsexperten der Uni Wien, Manfred Nowak, moderierten Round-Table-Veranstaltung begangen wurde.
Who protects children with disabilities?
Euranet Plus Spain: Radio interview with FRA Spokesperson, Blanca Tapia. La Agencia de Derechos Fundamentales alerta de las lagunas en la protección de estos menores que tienen más probabilidades de ser víctimas de violencia física, sexual y abandono que los que no tienen discapacidad.
Liisa Pakosta: LGBT people perceive harassment as coming mainly from colleagues, not by employers Võrdõigusvoliniku kantselei koostas abimaterjali töötajatele ja tööandjatele, mis käsitleb töökohal võrdsete võimaluste loomist lesbidele, geidele ja biseksuaalsetele inimestele. Võrdõigusvolinik Liisa Pakosta loodab, et Eestis saavutatakse olukord, kus iga inimene saab tööle minna kartmata, et keegi teda tema eraelu pärast diskrimineeriks.
Associated Press: Significant financial savings could be made if European countries provided unrestricted free healthcare to undocumented migrants, say researchers. A recent report published by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) estimated the cost of providing early healthcare to pregnant irregular migrants and those suffering from hypertension in three countries in Europe.
Children with disabilities are more vulnerable to abuse
El Diario: Los niños discapacitados están más expuestos al maltrato que otros, advierte la Unión Europea (UE) al tiempo que insta a adoptar medidas legales tras detectar "lagunas" en la protección a esos menores…"La UE y sus Estados miembros deben adoptar medidas para abordar esta cuestión que en gran parte pasa inadvertida", subraya el director interino de la Agencia de los Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea (FRA, en sus siglas inglesas), Constantinos Manolopoulos, en un comunicado publicado hoy…
Appeals on worldwide day for children with disabilities
Der Standard: Zum Welttag der Menschen mit Behinderung am 3. Dezember haben sich am Mittwoch Politiker und Organisationen zu Wort gemeldet...Kinder mit Behinderungen werden häufiger Opfer von körperlicher und sexueller Gewalt, so die Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte (FRA). Sie appellierte daher dafür, dass Kinder mit Behinderungen in nationalen Kinderschutzsystemen, politischen Strategien und Maßnahmen als eigene Zielgruppe Beachtung finden sollten.
In 2015, one in five women were the victim of physical violence in Europe
Libération: Une femme sur cinq en Europe a subi des violences physiques ou sexuelles, presque une sur deux des violences psychologiques, selon une enquête de l’Agence des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne menée sur 42 000 femmes et parue l’an dernier. En tête du sinistre peloton, les Pays-Bas, la Suède, la Roumanie… et la France, où une femme sur quatre dit avoir été victime de violences physiques : alors que la moyenne européenne est de 22 %, l’Hexagone affiche un score de 26 %. The European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has highlighted a rather concerning fact about Malta’s security services. …The report, called ‘Surveillance by intelligence services: fundamental rights safeguards and remedies in the EU’, highlights that decisions by the Maltese Commissioner for Security Services cannot be subject to appeal, nor can they be questioned before a court…
Millions of Children without chances
Kleine Zeitung: Handbuch über die Rechte des Kindes: Die Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte (FRA) mit Sitz in Wien präsentierte anlässlich des Weltkindertages ein Handbuch über die Rechte des Kindes im europäischen Recht. Es soll Fachleute dabei unterstützen, Kinder besser zu schützen, sodass diese ihre Rechte wirksam wahrnehmen können. Das Handbuch über die Rechte des Kindes im europäischen Recht ist der erste umfassende Leitfaden zum Europarecht im Bereich der Rechte des Kindes und umfasst sowohl die Rechtsprechung des EGMR als auch die des Gerichtshofes der Europäischen Union.
Fundamental Rights Agency criticises surveillance laws in Europe
Der Standard: Länder sollen sicherstellen, dass ausreichend wirkungsvolle Kontrollmechanismen vorhanden sind. Die Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte (FRA) hat am Mittwoch einen Bericht zu den gesetzlichen Regelungen in den EU-Mitgliedsstaaten für Nachrichtendienste und ihre Überwachungsverfahren veröffentlicht. Darin werden mehrere Punkte kritisch angesprochen, unter anderem sollen die Länder sicherstellen, dass ausreichend wirkungsvolle Kontrollmechanismen vorhanden sind.
The rights of the child in the EU
Euranet Plus: On International Children's Day, FRA Spokesperson Blanca Tapia presents the new Handbook on European law relating to the rights of the child produced by FRA in collaboration with the European Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe. Interview conducted in Spanish.
Surveillance: report points to a lack of control over intelligence agencies
L'Express: L’Agence des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne a souligné mercredi, dans un rapport dévoilé à Strasbourg, la nécessité de renforcer et évaluer régulièrement le cadre législatif qui entoure le travail des agences de renseignement, afin de protéger les droits fondamentaux des citoyens. … Il est nécessaire de «continuer à réformer les cadres législatifs de façon à combler le manque de contrôle (sur ces agences de renseignement, NDLR)», selon les conclusions de ce rapport, rendu public à l’occasion du Forum mondial de la démocratie organisé par le Conseil de l’Europe à Strasbourg. Le rapport, qui se concentre sur la «surveillance de masse», pointe un manque «dans les cadres législatifs nationaux de claires définitions des catégories de personnes et du spectre d’activités qui peuvent être soumis à surveillance»...
EU: Without safeguards over surveillance, intelligence servies can threaten fundamental rights
Observador: Os países da União Europeia (UE) devem fazer esforços sérios para que as leis que regulam a vigilância massiva sejam claramente entendidas por todos os cidadãos, no sentido de estarem salvaguardados todos os direitos fundamentais. A recomendação é feita pela Agência dos Direitos Fundamentais (FRA) da UE, num relatório onde destaca várias debilidades no enquadramento legal que regula a recolha e o tratamento de dados por parte dos serviços secretos dos países-membros.
Privacy: Council of Europe, reinforcing surveillance operations Occorre rafforzare il controllo sull'operato dei servizi segreti e rendere effettivi i rimedi a cui gli individui possono ricorrere contro la violazione della loro privacy. È la conclusione a cui giunge il rapporto "Sorveglianza da parte dei servizi segreti: garantire i diritti fondamentali e rimedi nell'Unione europea" dell'Agenzia per i diritti fondamentali della Ue che verrà presentato questo pomeriggio al Consiglio d'Europa all'apertura del Forum per la democrazia.
FM4: Blanca Tapia of the EU's Fundamental Rights Agency describes the processes involved in relocating asylum seekers from Greece and Italy to other parts of the EU, and why is it vital that refugees and migrants learn to trust the system and cooperate with it, rather than trying to travel on illegally.
EU Observer: The EU Commission warned on Thursday (1 October) that the “age-old monster” of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia are on the rise in Europe amid the refugee crisis and vowed to fight them, albeit with a limited legal arsenal…A survey by the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency on Wednesday suggested rising anti-Semitism in Europe, as 73 percent of respondents felt that online anti-Semitism has worsened over the last five years….
Newsweek: Anti-Semitic crimes in Germany are at their highest level in five years, according to a new report that also highlights the country is seeing more incidents than any other European Union state. …The report, published by the EU's Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), found that there were 1,596 recorded hate crimes against Jewish people last year in Germany, the highest level since 2009. In 2014, the figure stood at 1,275 incidents. The FRA warns that terrorist attacks in France and Denmark this year are part of a "climate of intolerance," and the FRA interim Director Constantinos Manolopoulos said, "There are many positive initiatives around the EU, but in the current situation this is not enough...
Brussels to take action against hate on the Internet
Die Presse: Antisemitismus, Islamfeindlichkeit: Die EU-Grundrechteagentur ortet in einer neuen Studie wachsende Hasskriminalität gegen Juden. Aber auch Muslime werden zunehmend Opfer extremistischer Attacken.
Irish fighter for worldwide human rights
Der Standard: Der Ire Michael O'Flaherty, passionierter Anwalt für Menschenrechte, wird neuer Direktor der EU Grundrechteagentur in Wien.
Brussels warns of the rising anti-Semitism and Islamophobia
El País: Europa se vuelve cada vez más diversa pero esa diversidad se acepta peor que hace unos años. Casi dos tercios de los ciudadanos comunitarios consideran que la discriminación por raza está generalizada y la mitad piensa lo mismo sobre el recelo basado en convicciones religiosas…Más concluyentes son los datos respecto al antisemitismo, abordado monográficamente en un estudio que la Agencia de Derechos Fundamentales de la UE publicó ayer. Uno de cada cuatro judíos entrevistados dice haber sufrido acoso en los últimos 12 meses. Y el 76% de los consultados cree que la situación se ha agravado en los últimos cinco años.
Anti-Semitic crimes have risen to a five-year high in Germany, according to a new report which finds it is recording more incidents than any country in Europe… EU officials warned against “singling out” Germany, with the official report by the bloc’s Agency for Fundamental Rights cautioning that data collection is patchy with some countries refusing to count anti-Semitic attacks at all, while others are more scrupulous…
Religious discrimination is widespread, say 50% of Europeans 50% от европейците смятат, че религиозната дискриминация е широко разпространена. Това става ясно от ново проучване на Евробарометър относно дискриминацията, съобщава Европейската комисия… Проучването на Агенцията на ЕС за основните права, публикувано вчера, посветено на дискриминацията и продиктуваните от омраза престъпления срещу евреи, показва нарастване на антисемитизма в Европа. 73% от анкетираните считат, че през последните пет години антисемитизмът в интернет се е увеличил…
Denmark criticised for operations on intersex children Mens homoseksuelle og transkønnede i vestlige lande i disse år oplever, at deres rettigheder langsomt forbedres, bliver raske børn født med kromosomsammensætninger og ydre eller indre kønsorganer, som ikke stemmer overens med det ’typiske’ han- eller hunkøn, udsat for kosmetiske operationer for at give dem et bestemt køn. Danmark er et af de 21 medlemslande i EU, der ifølge en rapport fra unionens Agentur for Grundlæggende Rettigheder (FRA) tillader, hvad agenturet anser for at være diskriminerende og kønsnormaliserende operationer og behandlinger på børn med såkaldte intersex-variationer uden børnenes samtykke.
The Equality Ombudsman: Spot checks at the border are not discriminatory ethnic profiling
Viranomaiset tehostavat valvontaa rajoilla kasvavan turvapaikanhakijoiden määrän takia. Sisäministeriöstä kerrottiin viikonloppuna, että tehostaminen merkitsee, että poliisi alkaa tarkastaa henkilöpapereita Suomen rajoilla. …Etnisen profiloinnin ja syrjivän etnisen profiloinnin toisistaan erottamiseksi on julkaistu esimerkiksi Euroopan unionin perusoikeusviraston (FRA) opas Syrjivä etninen profilointi, sen tausta ja ehkäiseminen….
The cost of healthcare for irregular migrants
Euranet plus: Interview with FRA Spokesperson Blanca Tapia: The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights has published a study analysing the economic consequences of providing medical care to irregular migrants. The main conclusion of the report is that providing timely healthcare will save money for EU taxpayers.
Opening treatment to irregular migrants would produce savings Nel pieno del dibattito di queste settimane, l'Agenzia europea per i diritti fondamentali pubblica un report fatto di numeri. Per dire che aprire le cure sanitarie generiche anche agli immigrati irregolari è una scelta non solo più umana ma anche più economica. I risparmi possono arrivare al 16% rispetto a curare ictus e infarti e al 69% rispetto al prendersi cura di bambini nati molto sottopeso.
Open Democracy: The Greek island of Lesbos is struggling with overwhelming numbers of refugees arriving daily on its shores. What can be done to solve this humanitarian crisis? … The EU’s own Fundamental Rights Agency has set out a range of options to allow safe access to protection. For instance, EU member states could process humanitarian visa applications in their embassies, or extend other visa categories to those fleeing…
The Prosecutors office proposes to exempt foreign hate crime victims from deportation
El Diario: La Fiscalía General del Estado propone en su memoria anual una modificación de la ley de extranjería para que regule la exención de la expulsión de víctimas de delitos de odio y discriminación que estén en situación irregular en España a cambio de que denuncien y colaboren en su investigación. …Explica que formula esta propuesta "ante la elevada cifra de delitos de odio que se cometen y no se denuncian, tal como ponen de manifiesto prestigiosos y reconocidos organismos internacionales como la Agencia de Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea"…
EU Directive prevents legal flight - Interview with FRA Journalistic editor Katya Andrusz Mehr als 25.000 Flüchtlinge wie Sarah sind in den letzten Tagen in München angekommen. Auf ihrer Flucht hatten sie kaum zu essen oder zu trinken, keine medizinische Versorgung. Ihre gesamten Ersparnisse gaben sie auf dem Weg für Schleuser aus. Sie alle hatten großes Glück, denn viele überleben die Strapazen der Reise nicht. Für Katya Andrusz von der „Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte“ ist die Lage verheerend: ... "Es sterben viel zu viele Kinder und schwangere Frauen. Sie kommen in Booten, sie kommen übers Land. Jetzt wird es langsam in Nordeuropa kälter. Sie kommen ohne Socken, manchmal ohne Schuhe, in T-Shirts. Sie kommen so, weil sie legal nicht einreisen können. Wenn sie beispielsweise in die EU fliegen dürften, dann müssten sie ihr Leben und das ihrer Kinder nicht gefährden."…
EU policy prevents legal entry Katya Andrusz von der „Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte“ spricht uber die Ausweitung von legalen Einreisemöglichkeiten in die EU, um Schlepperbanden zu bekämpfen und Menschenleben zu retten.
Migrants: offering preventative treatmemt costs less than emergency care
La Tribune: Pour les Etats membres, la fourniture de soins de santé réguliers aux migrants en situation irrégulière pourrait générer de 9% à 69% d'économies selon les pathologies, a calculé l'Agence des droits fondamentaux de l'Union européenne.
Biometric Update: The European Union Agency for Federal Rights (FRA) conducted a survey during the summer regarding the European Agency for Large-Scale IT Systems’ (eu-LISA) pilot project on the EU’s smart borders package. …The survey, which complements eu-LISA’s tests, is designed to gain perspective on third country nationals’ views on fundamental rights-related issues as it relates to the growing use of biometrics during border checks…
EU study shows how EU Member States can generate savings through offering medical care to irregular migrants
Lainformació Un informe de la Agencia de Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea (FRA, en sus siglas en inglés) ha demostrado que los Estados miembros podrían ahorrar en su gasto sanitario si ofrecieran atención integral a los inmigrantes en situación irregular o 'sin papeles', en lugar de limitarla a los servicios de Urgencias.
Deutsche Welle: According to the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), labor migrants from non-EU nations experience pretty much the same conditions across the continent. While the exploitation of workers in Germany mostly takes place in the building and meat processing industries as well as in the nursing sector because of dubious subcontractors, FRA says such violations are also much in evidence in the agriculture, forestry and fishing industries across Europe. But concrete figures documenting such exploitation are not available. "Those crimes occur in the dark, and there's obviously a high number of unreported cases," says the FRA's Katya Andrusz. "We've come to pay much attention to fair-trade labels, a 'Fair Work' label could also give us more transparency on the labor market," she stressed.
FRA Spokesperson Blanca Tapia discussed the findings of FRA's Violence Against Women Survey on the Radio Euskadi programme Boulevard, focusing in particular on partner/non partner physical & sexual violence, and on the differing levels of awareness among EU Member States. The interview, which was conducted in Spanish can be heard on the Radio Euskadi website. The interview occurred from 10.40am to 11am.
Civil unions, 7 couples entered in the register
Ad oggi sono sette le coppie iscritte nel Registro delle unioni civili il 29 aprile scorso, a partire dalla prima iscritta il 13 maggio. E’ il sindaco di Rimini Andrea Gnassi ad offrire il dato, commentando il dibattito in Senato sulla legge Cirinnà sulle unioni civili. “Pietoso e meschino”. Sono questi i due aggettivi con i quali il sindaco di Rimini Andrea Gnassi definisce il quadro politico relativo agli “emendamenti in cui l’unione civile viene offesa e sostituita da decine di definizioni dallo spirito goliardico”. Gnassi giudica “pesanti” le parole dei senatori, che “danno nell’occhio tanto da spingere l’Agenzia per i diritti fondamentali dell’Unione europea a definire l’Italia uno dei paesi dove maggiore è il tasso di discriminazione omofoba”.
EU Observer: The first EU-wide survey conducted by the EU Agency of Fundamental Rights in 2013 revealed that 61 percent of Lithuanian LGBT people who participated in the survey felt discriminated against or harassed in the last 12 months because of their sexual orientation. It was the highest percentage in the EU.
Study: child-friendly conditions would help reduce the trauma of children involved in court Möödunud nädalal valmis uuring, millest selgus, et kohtuprotsessides osalevaid lapsi koheldakse sageli võrdväärselt täiskasvanutega, sealjuures arvestamata laste õigust olla ära kuulatud või rääkida kaasa nende elu puudutavates otsustes. ERR Novaator uuris uuringu autoritelt, mida võiks Eesti ja Euroopa praktikas teisiti teha.
Migrants: Criminal exploitation of workers is '"endemic" in the EU
Le Nouvel Observateur: Travail forcé dans les champs ou les arrière-salles de restaurants, esclavage à domicile: l'exploitation criminelle de main d'oeuvre étrangère, qu'elle soit ou non européenne, est "endémique" dans l'UE, a dénoncé mardi l’Agence des droits fondamentaux de l’UE. L’agriculture, la construction, l’hôtellerie et la restauration, arrivent en tête des secteurs les plus touchés par ces pratiques criminelles, selon un rapport de l'agence (FRA). Il s'agit de la première étude extensive menée par l'Agence sur ce problème dans l'UE, avec notamment des recherches sur le terrain dans 21 des 28 Etats de l'UE.
New Europe: Today, the Fundamental Rights Agency published a new report focusing on criminal forms of migrant labour exploitation in the EU. This is the first of its kind. The findings show that criminal labour exploitation is extensive in labour intensive industries, such as agriculture, construction, hotel and catering, domestic work, and manufacturing, and perpetrators are at little risk of prosecution by authorities or litigation by victims. This situation undermines labour standards more broadly.
Novinite: Bulgarians often become victims of labor exploitation abroad, according to a report of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). FRA’s new report is the first of its kind to comprehensively explore all criminal forms of labor exploitation in the EU affecting workers moving within or into the EU. The findings show that criminal labor exploitation is extensive in a number of industries, particularly agriculture, construction, hotel and catering, domestic work, and manufacturing, and also that perpetrators are at little risk of prosecution or of having to compensate victims. According to the findings of the FRA, corruption is identified as one of the main legal and institutional risk factors for labor exploitation in Greece and Bulgaria.
Severe labour exploitation in Europe not uncommon
Die Welt: Brüssel - Hungerlohn, Pass einkassiert, von der Außenwelt abgeschnitten: Schwere Ausbeutung von Arbeitskräften ist nach einem EU-Bericht in einigen Wirtschaftszweigen weit verbreitet.Die EU-Grundrechteagentur (FRA) stützt sich bei dieser Einschätzung unter anderem auf rund 600 Gespräche mit Gewerkschaftern, Polizisten oder Mitarbeitern von Aufsichtsbehörden. «Ausländische Arbeitnehmer haben in der EU ein ernsthaftes Risiko, ein Opfer von Arbeitsausbeutung zu werden», sagte Blanca Tapia von der FRA.
Severe labour exploitation also in Europe
Der Standard: Schwere Ausbeutung von Arbeitnehmern ist auch in Europa keine Seltenheit. In Österreich sind davon besonders Arbeiter am Bau und in der Landwirtschaft betroffen, geht aus einem aktuellen Bericht der in Wien ansässigen EU-Grundrechteagentur (FRA) hervor. In diesen beiden Branchen ist auch europaweit die Herde der schwarzen Schafe unter den Arbeitgebern besonders groß.
The economic crisis increases labour exploitation of foreigners in Europe
El País: La explotación laboral a extranjeros dista de ser una excepción en Europa. La agricultura, la construcción, la hostelería y el trabajo doméstico son actividades en las que percibir salarios de miseria —hasta de un euro la hora—, trabajar 12 horas siete días a la semana o recibir coacciones está “particularmente extendido”. Es la principal conclusión de un estudio que la Agencia de Derechos Fundamentales, dependiente de la UE, lanza hoy para alertar de que la crisis está propiciando la llamada explotación laboral severa, perseguible en los tribunales.
1 Euro/hour salaries and 12 hour working days found across the EU Salarios de un euro por hora o menos y jornadas de 12 o más horas durante seis o incluso siete días a la semana, son algunas de las condiciones de explotación laboral que denuncia la Agencia de Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea en su nuevo informe. La investigación, centrada en los trabajadores que emigran a la UE o se desplazan dentro de ella, hace hincapié en la extensión y la impunidad de estas prácticas.
Luxembourg is no model student
Luxemburger Wort: Die EU-Grundrechteagentur (FRA) stellt Europa an den Pranger. In ihrem neusten Bericht heißt es, dass schwere Ausbeutung von Arbeitskräften keine Seltenheit ist. Vor allem imigrierte Arbeiter seien diesem Risiko am meisten ausgesetzt. Vielen von ihnen würde man die Pässe abnehmen und sie müssten trotz Hungerlohn weitgehendst auf freie Tage verzichten. Die ausländischen Arbeitnehmer würden zum Teil nur einen Euro pro Stunde oder weniger verdienen. Häufig hätten die Betroffenen auch keinen Vertrag.
Romanians and Bulgarians among the main victims of the exploitation of foreign labour in the European Union
Adevarul: Exploatarea forţei de muncă străine este „endemică” în Uniunea Europeană, a denunţat marţi Agenţia pentru Drepturile Fundamentale (FRA) din UE, în timp ce românii, bulgarii sau lituanienii se numără printre principalele victime, relatează Liberation, în pagina electronică. FRA precizează într-un raport că principalele sectoare afectate de aceste practici sunt agricultura, construcţiile, industria hotelieră şi restaurantele, arată Mediafax.
Irish Independent: Foreign-national child minders and house cleaners are the workers most "at risk of exploitation" in Ireland, a new EU report has found. A group representing migrants here has called for Ireland to take the finding "seriously" and said the country must work harder to "uphold the rights of all workers". The investigation, by the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), tracks exploitation of migrant workers in the European Union and has identified in which sectors exploitation is most prevalent. It is the first time research has been conducted which explores all criminal forms of labour exploitation of workers moving within, or into, the EU.
Deutsche Welle: Labor exploitation is a serious problem in the European Union, a fresh report by a prominent rights group has shown. Abuses across the bloc do not only affect migrants from outside the area, but also EU citizens. Employment abuses were widespread across the 28-member European Union, a report by the EU's Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) found Tuesday. It said labor exploitation occurred although the right to fair and just working conditions was enshrined in EU law. "Labor exploitation is a reality in the EU," FRA spokesperson Bianca Tapia said, adding that in some sectors of the economy it was becoming endemic.The FRA said one in five inspectors dealing with the issue came across severe cases of exploitation at least twice a week.
Wiener Zeitung: Sie pflücken Obst und Gemüse, das auf unseren Tellern landet, sie bauen die Häuser, in denen wir wohnen, sie pflegen unsere Alten und putzen unsere Wohnungen. Bezahlt wird ihnen meist nur ein Hungerlohn, oft auch gar nichts. Weder in der Politik noch in der Bevölkerung gibt es ein großes Bewusstsein für die Ausbeutung dieser Arbeiter. Nun gibt es eine europaweite Studie, die als erste ihrer Art umfassend alle kriminellen Formen der Ausbeutung untersucht und beleuchtet. Die Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte (FRA) wird sie am Dienstag dem Europäischen Rat in Brüssel vorstellen. Die "Wiener Zeitung" hat exklusiv den Hauptautor Albin Dearing zum Gespräch getroffen.
EU Analysis: How workers are exploited in Europe
Der Spiegel: Ausländische Arbeitnehmer haben in der EU ein ernsthaftes Risiko, ein Opfer von Ausbeutung im Job zu werden. Das ergibt eine Analyse der EU-Grundrechteagentur. Der Bericht stützt sich unter anderem auf rund 600 Gespräche mit Gewerkschaftern, Polizisten oder Mitarbeitern von Aufsichtsbehörden. Jeder fünfte Befragte traf demnach mindestens zweimal pro Woche auf einen solchen Fall, heißt es in der Untersuchung. Zum Teil verdienten die Betroffenen nur einen Euro pro Stunde oder weniger, arbeiteten an sechs bis sieben Wochentagen und hätten keinen Vertrag.
Report: Ukrainian children used for harvesting in Poland
Wprost: Agencja Praw Podstawowych działająca w ramach UE alarmuje, że dzieci z Ukrainy są w Polsce wykorzystywane do prac polowych. Nieletni zatrudniani przez rolników na prace sezonowe pracują niejednokrotnie w strasznych warunkach - podaje RMF 24. Dzieci w dodatku boją się mówić o swoim losie, bo obawiają się wydalenia z kraju - powiedziała Katya Andrusz z Agencji Praw Podstawowych. Według autorów raportu nie ma jasnych procedur postępowania w takich przypadkach. nie wiadomo gdzie umieszczać dzieci niebędące pod opieką rodziców. - Nie ma odpowiednio przeszkolonych inspektorów - dodała Andrusz.
Times of Malta: Some employers in Malta are not paying their third-country workers for months, only to report them to the police to ensure their deportation and avoid paying them, according to an EU report released yesterday. Therefore, even when victims do file a report to the authorities, they might still not be treated as victims, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights pointed out.
Euronews, Video interview: “Each year hundreds of thousands of children across the EU are involved in legal proceedings. But are the member states’ judicial systems adapted to their specific needs?” The response is from Astrid Podsiadlowski of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights: “Actually not. That’s why we interviewed professionals and children. We asked judges, lawyers, prosecutors, social workers, psychologists who work with children who are either witnesses, or victims of crimes, or parties to proceedings. And what the professionals tell us is that there is a great variation of practices across member states, but also within member states.“It’s become very clear from the children who were interviewed that they do want to be heard and they do want to voice their opinions.
The Slovak Spectator: Domestic and gender-based violence is a violation of fundamental human rights - recognized by all member states of the Council of Europe, and by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union...A survey of the 28 EU member countries published by the European Fundamental Rights Agency last spring confirms the high incidence of such violence in European households. An estimated 13 million women in the EU had experienced physical violence in the course of the 12 months prior to the survey.
EU Reporter: It is no news that people with intellectual disabilities are discriminated against, that their rights are infringed upon, and that they are denied the same opportunities as any other person. Still, the scale of the problem is often minimized, and instances of neglect and abuse are brushed under the carpet. The reality is uncomfortable for many. As the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights points out, 21 European member states currently prevent some people with disabilities from voting or standing for elections. Children with intellectual disabilities are often forced into sub-par education, and their families are driven into poverty due to lack of support in caring for their children.
Times of Malta: People have a right to feel safe from bullying, harassment and discrimination. However, according to a 2012 survey conducted by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, this is not the reality for individuals who make up part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT) community.
The rights of intersex people are too often overlooked
Der Tagesspiegel: In den meisten EU-Ländern ist die rechtliche und medizinische Situation für Intersexuelle noch immer unbefriedigend. Das geht aus dem Paper „The Fundamental Rights Situation of Intersex People“ hervor, das die European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights soeben veröffentlicht hat. Intersexuelle würden vielfach in ihren Grundrechten verletzt.
Love like any other
Kurier: Wien gilt bis weit über die Landesgrenzen hinaus als "Regenbogenhauptstadt", liegt im europäischen Spitzenfeld was gleichgeschlechtliche Lebensentwürfe betrifft...Das restliche Österreich hinkt dabei wohl hinterher, wie eine Studie der Europäischen Agentur für Grundrechte zeigt: 48 Prozent aller Homosexuellen und Transgender-Personen in Österreich seien im vergangenen Jahr diskriminiert worden. Rund ein Viertel soll in den vergangenen fünf Jahren verbal oder körperlich angegriffen worden sein.
Euranet Plus: The hidden cost, the forgotten victims – Europe’s children. A live radio and web streamed debate from the European Parliament in Brussels discussed if Europe’s judicial systems are sufficiently adapted to the specific vulnerabilities and needs of children. During the debate, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) released the results of the report “Child-friendly justice – perspectives and experiences of professionals” and explained to the public the findings of the study. The bilingual debate was moderated by journalist Andrea Díez Sanromá of Castilla y Léon esRadio (in Spanish) and Brian Maguire of the Euranet Plus News Agency in Brussels (in English). Monica Gutiérrez participated in the Spanish debate, while Astrid Podsiadowski took part in the English debate.
FM4: "The right to life is the first thing that we have to ensure. The first thing that has to be done is to put an efficient search and rescue mechanism in place. There are also commercial vessels which can help to pick up people. The principle of non-refoulment, that no one should be returned to a country where he or she could face inhuman or degrading treatment, such as torture, applies universally..."
Euranet Plus: Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and distinguished experts, including FRA's Henri Nickels, debated the potential adoption of the anti-discrimination directive in Brussels on April 22, 2015. The panel considered what European Commissioner, Věra Jourová, and DG JUST, must do to progress towards final adoption of the Equal Treatment Directive.
Interior identifies children as a 'risk group' of hate crimes
El País: Las alarmas han saltado en Interior. El análisis del último informe sobre delitos de odio cometidos en España ha revelado que un 25% de las víctimas que los sufren es menor de edad. ...Casi un 90% de los casos contabilizados en Europa no se denuncian, según la Agencia de Derechos Fundamentales (FRA) de la Unión Europea.
EU Radio Nantes: "There is a lot in place, the legislative framework is very solid in the EU - there is the framework decision on combatting racism and xenophobia, which quite clearly bans all forms of antisemitism and other forms of racism, xenophobia and other forms of racial intolerance. There is also the Equality Directive, which has now been in place for 10 years, so this is really not something new. In October, the European Commission is organising the first ever annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights, which will be devoted to the topic of combatting antisemitism and anti-Muslim hatred in Europe, that is a measure of how seriously this issue is being taken at the EU and national level."
Muslim and protecting EU values
Neues Deutschland: Der Islam ist in Europa seit dem achten Jahrhundert präsent. Doch obwohl die Muslime längst Teil der europäischen Bevölkerung sind, sind sie einer ständigen Diskriminierung ausgesetzt. Jahr 2009 veröffentlichte die Europäische Agentur für Grundrechte einen Bericht, wonach einer von drei Muslimen angibt, in den vergangenen zwölf Monaten Diskriminierung erlebt zu haben...
Euractiv:There is still a long way to go for Roma integration in the EU, the European Commission said on the eve of International Roma Day Wednesday (8 April)...According to the Fundamental Rights Agency, one in three Roma is unemployed, one in five has no health insurance, and nine out of ten live below the poverty line. A high percentage of Roma children never complete their primary education, as they are frequently sent to schools for the mentally disabled, on the basis of their ethnicity.
Strategies for dealing with IS-Returnees
ORF Radio Interview: FRA Director Morten Kjaerum speaks following the "Fighting Jihadism Together conference in Vienna. “A father has told me he has brought his son back from fighting with IS,” says Morten Kjaerum, Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. Many young people have said they had wanted to leave, but didn’t know how or what would happen to them on return. The thought of the police, or going to jail frightens them. “They don’t know what to do, what will meet them.” “There is a large number of young people who have travelled to Syria or Iraq, only to find that it is Hell, not as romantic as presented on the internet by IS, and they want to get out.”
EU Observer: What if, this year, the European Union celebrated International Women’s Day on 8 March by taking bold action to stop violence against women? The EU can lead by example if it begins the process of ratifying the Istanbul Convention, the ground-breaking Council of Europe treaty to end violence against women...A major study by the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency in 2014 caused shock waves when it found that one in three women surveyed across the EU had experienced physical or sexual violence since the age of 15...
Irish Examiner: The European Central Bank needs to be challenged in the courts over its continued refusal to acknowledge social and employment rights in its role in enforcing austerity, according to Labour TD Michael McNamara. …The EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency in Vienna vets legislative proposals before they are negotiated by the council representing member states and the European Parliament — but it is not asked to look at the amendments, says Mr McNamara who worked with the OSCE in Vienna. The European Parliament must engage more with the Rights Agency, he concludes… FRA Director Morten Kjaerum was interviewed by Danish Radio Program Orientering on ethnic profiling in the EU. Mr Kjearum warned that the stigmatisation resulting from such profiling risks pushing already disenfranchised young people towards radicalisation, and noted the 12 fundamental rights considerations that should be taken into consideration regarding Passenger Name Data, in order to avoid the misuse of data which could lead to discriminatory ethnic profiling. Mr Kjaerum underlined the need for European and national policies aiming to combat radicalization to be designed with fundamental rights from the outset.
Parliament Magazine: The European parliament must take steps to specifically address both anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, and not fall into the trap of division...Research by the EU fundamental rights agency (FRA) shows worrying trends when it comes to Jews experiencing discrimination as well as a fear of verbal or physical attacks, particularly in France, Belgium and Hungary...Similarly, an FRA survey has provided evidence of discrimination and stigmatisation of Muslims. Since the Paris attacks, anti-Muslim sentiments and incidents are on the rise in Europe, and Muslim communities fear retaliation.
EU Observer: The outgoing head of the EU’s fundamental rights agency, Morten Kjaerum, has warned against the use ethnic profiling as authorities seek to tighten security in the wake of terror attacks in France and Denmark. Kjaerum, who finishes his job as FRA chief next month, fears such profiling could find its way into EU policies that are designed to fish out those suspected of terrorist links. “They feel a sense of unfairness and discrimination but maybe more importantly, they feel that those that are there to protect them, namely the police, are not,” he said.
The Economist:There is some evidence that everyday anti-Semitism has risen. Once a phenomenon of the nationalist right, it is now found more among Europe’s Muslims than elsewhere. The Kantor Centre at Tel Aviv University, which compiles international data, says that anti-Semitic attacks have become more frequent in Europe since the early 2000s. Yet both Kantor and the EU’s Agency for Fundamental Rights find that annual numbers have bounced up and down since 2003. They rise in years like 2009 when Israel and the Palestinians are at war. With Israel’s campaign in Gaza last summer, 2014 was a bumper year.
Is antisemitism increasing in Europe?
BBC Mundo: Un video de un periodista israelí que pasea por las calles de París con una kipá, el gorro judío, mientras recibe todo tipo de insultos, tuvo más de 100.000 visitas en solo 24 horas. ...Según una encuesta de la Agencia de la Unión Europea para los Derechos Fundamentales realizada en ocho países europeos, un 76% de judíos opinaba en 2012 que el antisemitismo había empeorado en su país de origen en los últimos cinco años...
El País English: The Madrid region has launched an awareness campaign to encourage gays and lesbians to report homophobic attacks. Cristina Cifuentes, the central government’s delegate in Madrid, joined with members of COGAM, which represents the capital’s homosexual community, on February 15 to announce the campaign. ...In 2010, the European Commission asked the European Agency for Fundamental Rights to collect data on discrimination and crime against gays, lesbians and transsexuals. The survey, released in May 2013, showed that 46 percent of Spanish respondents claimed to have been the victims of attacks or violent threats over the past year, one percentage point above the EU average.
Fundamental right expert concerned about anti-Semitism
Kurier: Nach den Terrorattacken in Paris und zuletzt in Kopenhagen gibt es einen Anstieg von Antisemitismus sowie Islamophobie in der EU, sagt Morten Kjaerum, Direktor der in Wien ansässigen EU-Agentur für Grundrechte. Israel ruft europäische Juden auf, nach Israel auszuwandern, viele europäische Politiker hingegen versichern jüdischen Gemeinden Unterstützung. Sie appellieren an Juden, in Europa zu bleiben.
Time Magazine: (16 Feb) Denmark will do everything it can to protect Jews, said its Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt to reporters Monday. But across town, the thousands of bouquets that had been laid at the gates of a synagogue where a gunman killed a Jewish man over the weekend were a painful reminder that they hadn’t been protected enough. Here and across Europe, the attack added to a growing fear among Jews that the continent was once again not safe for them. …Many Jews do not consider themselves safe in Europe. A 2013 survey of Jewish communities in eight European Union states (Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Sweden and the U.K.) carried out by the E.U.’s Fundamental Rights Agency found that over three-quarters of respondents believed anti-Semitism had increased in their country over the past five years…
EU Observer: The EU is good at promoting LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi- and trans-sexual) rights beyond its borders, but it should pay more attention to what is happening in its member states. …An EU-wide report by the Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) showed that 47 percent of respondents felt discriminated against or harassed due to their sexual orientation or gender identity…Students often experience bullying at school due to their perceived identity and 67 percent of them hide their sexual orientation or gender identity. The FRA report found that 91 percent of respondents had heard negative comments or seen negative conduct because a schoolmate was perceived to be LGBT…
German women frequently victims of violence
In Deutschland haben mehr Frauen physische oder sexuelle Gewalt erlebt als im Durchschnitt der EU-Länder. Das geht aus einer Studie der Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte hervor, die am Mittwoch vor dem Bundestagsfamilienausschuss vorgestellt wurde. Demnach haben in der Bundesrepublik 35 Prozent der Frauen im Alter von 15 bis 74 Jahren psychische oder sexuelle Gewalt erlebt, der EU-Durchschnitt beträgt 33 Prozent.
Anti-violence funding: Where is the 16 million from the government?
(Corriere della Sera) Secondo una delle più recenti ricerche sul tema, realizzata dall’Agenzia dell’Unione Europea per i diritti fondamentali, il 27 per cento delle donne italiane ha subìto un abuso fisico o sessuale dall’età di 15 anni.
BBC: France and Belgium are preoccupied with the jihadist threat after the bloodshed in Paris and Verviers this month - and in both countries Jews feel they are on the front line. …Most Jews surveyed by the EU's Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) regarded the following attitudes as anti-Semitic: "The Holocaust is a myth or has been exaggerated"; "Jews are responsible for the current economic crisis"; "Jews exploit Holocaust victimhood for their own purposes"; "Jews have too much power"; "Israelis behave like Nazis towards the Palestinians"; "Jews are not capable of integrating into society"… …The survey of European Jews by the EU's Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in 2013 found that 76% felt anti-Semitism had got worse in recent years. In the UK fewer than half considered anti-Semitism to be a big problem in their country, while in France the figure was 85%…
PNR, Big Brother in the air
Pour lutter contre le terrorisme, les gouvernements européens et la Commission veulent faciliter l’accès aux données des passagers conservées par les compagnies aériennes. Un projet bloqué au Parlement européen et qui pose la question de la violation de la vie privée au nom de la lutte contre le terrorisme. ... Un enjeu essentiel que résume Mario Oetheimer, qui suit ce dossier de près pour l’agence des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne: «Un règlement comme le PNR est une ingérence très importante dans les droits fondamentaux. La question qui se pose est très simple: a-t-on besoin d’une collecte de données aussi importante pour lutter contre le terrorisme?»
FM4: Interview begins at 20:48: “Young LGBT people still do not feel safe at school. Across Europe, from Spain to Norway, over 80% report having been bullied (at school)… Many LGBT people, including 42% of respondents in Austria, would not hold hands with their partner in public… (Another) problem is that over 80% do not report incidents of homophobic hate crimes to the police.”
Victims of crim lack sufficient protection En la primera evaluación integral de los servicios de apoyo a las víctimas en toda la Unión Europea, publicada por la Agencia Europea de los Derechos Fundamentales (FRA), se señala que a pesar de las mejoras realizadas en este campo, todavía queda trabajo por hacer en muchos Estados miembros, que deben adoptar la nueva Directiva.
Victims of violence and stalking will be protected throughout the EU
Il Sole 24 Ore: Per le vittime di violenza e stalking, reati in continuo aumento, è in arrivo una maggiore protezione a livello Ue che riguarda , in particolare, la possibilità di spostarsi in sicurezza all'interno degli Stati . D'ora in avanti i cittadini europei che hanno subito abusi potranno viaggiare in altri Stati membri con una più ampia tutela dal loro aggressore. Secondo l'Agenzia dell'Unione Europea per i diritti fondamentali (FRA) c'è ancora molto da fare per assicurare alle vittime l'accesso ai servizi di sostegno mirati e la consulenza per i traumi subiti. Ancora gravosa è la burocrazia che ostacola l'accesso al libero patrocinio ed è necessaria, secondo la relazione della Fra, una migliore informazione dei diritti e dei servizi disponibili per le persone.
Islamophobic sentiment spreading across Europe
El País: No existen informaciones comparables en toda la Unión Europea sobre el número de agravios a este colectivo —desde denegar un empleo por vestir el velo hasta incendiar un lugar de culto—. La Agencia de Derechos Fundamentales de la UE ha empezado a recopilar datos para ofrecer una visión completa el año próximo, con entrevistas a 25.000 personas en los Veintiocho para preguntarles por sus experiencias. De momento, una portavoz explica que Austria, Francia, Holanda, Polonia y Suecia han acreditado un aumento de incidentes en el último año.
New Europe: As of this Sunday, victims of violence - notably those who have suffered domestic violence or stalking – will be able to guarantee themselves better protection in any EU Member State. The new rules mean that restraining, protection and barring orders issued in one Member State are now quickly and easily recognisable across the EU through simple certification. …The need for support and protection of victims is backed up by a report published today by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), which concludes that more targeted victim support services are needed in the EU. Despite improvements, challenges remain for victim support services in many Member States…
Mychildren should not be criminal
TV 2: FRA Spokesperson Blanca Tapia quoted in Danish news article on the subject of Roma discrimination in the EU: Samtidig konkluderer Amnesty International, at der mange steder i Europa er tale om udbredt racisme og apartheidlignende tilstande i forhold til befolkningsgruppen – en vurdering, EU’s Agentur for Grundlæggende Rettigheder (FRA) er enig i: - Romaerne er både den mest diskriminerede samfundsgruppe i Europa – og samtidig den største minoritet i Europa, siger Blanca Tapia, der er talsperson for FRA.
Al Jazeera: The deceased baby of a Roma family at the center of a high-profile racism row in France was finally laid to rest Monday as officials launched an anti-discrimination investigation into a city's initial refusal to bury the infant. Only 15 percent of young Roma adults in EU member states have completed high school or vocational education, compared with more than 70 percent of the general population, according to European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. Across Europe about 10 to 12 million Roma people live in nomadic settlements in households often lacking an indoor kitchen, a toilet, electricity, a shower or a bath, according to the European Union.
Can the EU protect human rights?
Amnesty Press: Under rubriken ”Tar EU mänskliga rättigheter på allvar?” anordnades den 8 december en konferens av Fonden för mänskliga rättigheter och institutet Sieps med utrikesminister Margot Wallström som en av deltagarna. FRA expert Jonas Grimheden has a participant in this event.
The year when rape became part of the public debate
Süddeutsche Zeitung: Selten wurde über sexuelle Gewalt an Unis so intensiv diskutiert wie 2014. Seit Januar tauchten immer wieder neue Vorwürfe und Skandale in den Medien auf. Eine Chronologie. Im März wird eine Großstudie der EU-Grundrechte-Agentur (FRA) zu Gewalt gegen Frauen in Europa veröffentlicht. Das Ergebnis der Studie: 33 Prozent der Frauen in der ganzen EU gaben an, schon einmal körperliche oder sexuelle Gewalt erfahren zu habe. In Deutschland waren es 35 Prozent der Befragten. Die meisten Vorfälle ereignen sich demnach zu Hause und am Arbeitsplatz.
Europolitics: This week we celebrate International Migrants Day [18 December] and International Human Solidarity Day [20 December]. However, there exists a growing trend among EU member states that undermines this display of international unity: the criminalisation of those who express solidarity with migrants in need...In March this year, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) highlighted how solidarity with undocumented migrants is criminalised and penalised in many EU member states and emphasised the urgent need for fundamental rights safeguards to protect non-profit humanitarian assistance in the region...
Parliament Magazine: There are an estimated 7 to 12 million people of African descent and black Europeans in Europe and they are particularly affected by racism and discrimination across the European Union. To date, however, they are one of the most invisible ‘visible’ minorities on the European political agenda. …Millions of black Europeans lack equal access to education, employment, housing, as well as goods and services. A 2009 survey by the EU fundamental rights agency shows that 41 per cent of sub-Saharan African respondents had been discriminated against on the basis of their ethnicity at least once in the previous 12 months...
Victims of Violence need to start from scratch again
Süddeutsche Zeitung: Wer im Frauenhaus Zuflucht sucht, hat Schlimmes hinter sich und eine weite Strecke vor sich. Eine im März 2014 veröffentlichte EU-Studie hat es an den Tag gebracht: 62 Millionen Frauen in der Europäischen Union sind Opfer von Gewalt. Deutschland schneidet in der groß angelegten Untersuchung der Europäischen Agentur für Grundrechte nicht gut ab. Der Anteil der über 15-jährigen Frauen, die physische oder sexuelle Gewalt erlebt haben, liegt mit 35 Prozent knapp über dem EU-Durchschnitt (33 Prozent).
Euranet Plus video: Many French Jews are convinced that anti-Semitism has become socially acceptable; and French Jews are not alone in thinking this. "According to the recent European Union Fundamental Rights Agency's survey of EU countries in which 90% of Europe's Jews live, approximately 1 in 4 of those surveyed reported having been the victim of an antisemitic attack or harassment in the previous year." - Samantha Powers, US Ambassador to the United Nations.
FRA Transgender Report - Much work remains to be done, according to SoHo Am Dienstag ist der Bericht der Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte zum Thema “Was heißt es, heute in der EU Transgender zu sein?” erschienen, und er zeigt “ein erschütterndes Bild”, erklären Peter Traschkowitsch, Bundes- und Wiener Landesvorsitzender der Sozialdemokratischen Lesben-, Schwulen-, Bisexuellen-, Trans*- und Intersexuellen-Organisation (SoHo), sowie seine Stellvertreterin und Transgenderbeauftragte Angelika Frasl, heute gegenüber dem SPÖ-Pressedienst. ¿Qué significa ser transexual en la Unión Europea actual? En el 62 por ciento de los casos implica haber sufrido acoso, en el 54 por ciento ser víctima de la discriminación, en el 15 por ciento haber sido objeto de amenazas o ataques violentos, y en el 8 por ciento haber padecido violencia física o sexual. Es la realidad que refleja la encuesta sobre marginación que acaba de publicar la Agencia de los derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea (FRA, por sus siglas en inglés).
EU trans, the most discriminated LGBT group Due transessuali su cinque sono stati vittima di ripetuti episodi di violenza nel 2013 e le discriminazioni in ambito educativo, sanitario, lavorativo sono maggiori rispetto a gay, lesbiche e bisessuali, ma si denuncia di più. Il sondaggio condotto dall’Agenzia dei diritti fondamentali dell’Unione Europea (Fra) sull’Essere transessuale all’interno dell’Ue, ha evidenziato che nel 2013, più della metà di tutti gli intervistati trans (54%) si sono sentiti personalmente discriminati o molestati perché percepiti transessuali, contro il 47% della componente Lgb.
Transgender, Italy among the first in the EU at discriminatory attitudes Analisi dell'Agenzia europea Fra. L’Italia, insieme con l’Ungheria, è il paese dove le persone transgender si sentono più discriminate. Il nostro è anche il secondo paese per quanto riguarda l'utilizzo, da parte di politici, di una retorica e di un linguaggio offensivo contro i transessuali.
Times of Malta: Transgender people in Malta are among the least satisfied with their life when compared to other Europeans, according to a survey carried out by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights. The average rating for life satisfaction on a scale of one to 10 for transgender respondents was 6.9, with Belgium holding a high of 9.3 and Latvia a mere 4.6. Malta registered a 5.5 – third from bottom.
Euronews: Transgender people in the European Union (EU) face serious violence and discrimination, and EU institutions, as well as member states, should develop policies to protect them, according to a report published on Tuesday. The report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) said that trans people are frequently discriminated against in key aspects of life such as employment, education and healthcare services. … The report uses data from a 2012 survey on the status of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the EU, and analyses the "lived reality" of over 6,000 self-declared trans respondents….
A third of transgender people report have suffered violence or discrimination A transzneműek egyharmada erőszakos cselekmények áldozatává válik, vagy megkülönböztető bánásmódot tapasztal munkahelyén - olvasható az Európai Unió Alapjogi Ügynöksége kedden Bécsben bemutatott jelentésében.
Video: FRA expert Sami Nevala speaks at Estonian Event focussing on Violence Against Women
Naine: Tallinna loomaaias peeti täna naistevastase vägivalla teemat lahkavat konverentsi «Ava silmad». Postimees tegi üritusest otseülekande, mille salvestus on nüüd vaadatav.
Radio interview with FRA expert Monica Gutierrez
Euranet Plus: Celebrating 5 Years of the EU Charter for Fundamental Rights, Monica Gutierrez spoke to Euranet Plus about an upcoming FRA publication on the experiences of children in legal procedures in the EU.
EU Observer: On 1 December 2014, the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union turns five years old. It is already advanced for its age and is mixing well with its older peers in international, EU and national legal systems. The Charter became legally binding across the EU when the Treaty of Lisbon entered into force in 2009 - but its life started much earlier. Violence against women is a clear and dangerous obstacle to gender equality. And yet, according to an EU-wide survey from March 2014 by the European Union (EU) Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), a staggering 13 million women in Europe experienced physical violence over 12 months; one in three experienced some form of violence; and 500,000 lived with the consequences of FGM in Europe.
At Roissy, children at risk?
L'Express: L'Agence européenne des droits fondamentaux (FRA) sous-entend que la police renvoie à l'étranger des voyageurs mineurs en situation irrégulière sans en référer à la justice. La police aux frontières de Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle renvoie-t-elle à l'étranger des enfants voyageant seuls et en situation irrégulière, sans prévenir la justice de leur arrivée à l'aéroport? L'accusation figure à mots couverts dans un rapport publié le 10 novembre par l'Agence européenne des droits fondamentaux (FRA).
News talk: The conference has heard from both national and international experts - including the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA). Joanna Goodey from the FRA says that while the level of gender violence in Ireland is on par with the rest of Europe, there are grounds for concern. "They are worrying levels of violence - if you compare the 28 member states of the EU, what we find is that women in Ireland are reporting violence more than in other member states to the police and other services."
Asking for asylum? Inadequate EU airports. At Fiumicino only two rooms without windows
Il Sole 24 Ore: Guardie di frontiera ostili, nessuna informazione per l'assistenza legale, domande d'asilo rifiutate, nottate in aeroporto in strutture per l'accoglienza temporanea fatiscenti o inesistenti. Queste alcune delle condizioni che si trovano a fronteggiare i richiedenti asilo e le vittime per tratta alle frontiere secondo il rapporto dell'Agenzia europea per i diritti fondamentali (Fra). La ricerca è stata condotta presso cinque aeroporti: Fiumicino in Italia, Manchester in Inghilterra, Charles De Gaulle in Francia, Francoforte in Germania e Schipol nei Paesi Bassi.
El Faro Digital: Millones de personas entran cada año en la Unión Europea (UE) por tierra. La mayoría de ellos lo hacen por puntos oficiales de cruce como el Tarajal en coche privado o en autobús. La Agencia de los Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea (FRA) ha puesto la lupa sobre la labor que realizan los guardias de fronteras y sobre cómo los controles fronterizos pueden afectar a los derechos fundamentales de los pasajeros. «Η Ευρωπαϊκή Ενωση έθεσε το μεταναστευτικό στην κορυφή των προτεραιοτήτων της» δήλωσε ο νέος ευρωπαίος επίτροπος αρμόδιος για τις εσωτερικών υποθέσεις και την μετανάστευση, Δημήτρης Αβραμόπουλος, σε συνέδριο το οποίο πραγματοποιείται στην ιταλική πρωτεύουσα. Το συνέδριο το οποίο βρίσκεται σε εξέλιξη στην Ρώμη αφορά «τα θεμελιώδη δικαιώματα και την μετανάστευση προς την Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση». Οργανώνεται από τον Οργανισμό Θεμελιωδών Δικαιωμάτων της Ε.Ε. (Fra) σε συνεργασία με την ιταλική προεδρία στην Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση.
Ceuta La Agencia de los Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea (FRA) ha divulgado un informe basados en su paso por seis de los principales pasos fronterizos terrestres, entre ellos el del Tarajal, que “muestra la situación de los derechos humanos en las fronteras terrestres de la UE, puntos de entrada a la Unión Europea tanto para solicitantes de asilo como para víctimas de la trata de personas para la explotación laboral, la explotación sexual o la extracción de órganos”.
European Commissioner promises plan to combat human trafficking networks O novo comissário para as migrações prometeu hoje, numa conferência em Itália, que a União Europeia (UE) terá, em breve, um plano abrangente de combate às redes de tráfico. "Muito tem sido feito, mas mais precisa de ser alcançado", admitiu Dimitris Avramopoulos, comissário europeu para a Migração, os Assuntos Internos e a Cidadania, na sessão de abertura da conferência dedicada ao tema das migrações internacional organizada pela Agência para os Direitos Fundamentais da UE, que decorre hoje e na terça-feira, em Roma, capital italiana. Ο κ. Αβραμόπουλος πρόσθεσε ότι «η Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή κατανοεί ότι οι δυσκολίες που προκύπτουν δεν μπορούν να αντιμετωπισθούν μόνον σε εθνικό επίπεδο». «Χρειάζεται μια Ευρωπαϊκή, μια ολοκληρωμένη προσέγγιση» υπογράμμισε ο νέος ευρωπαίος επίτροπος. Ο υπουργός Εσωτερικών Αντζελίνο Αλφάνο, και ο Ευρωπαίος Επίτροπος Μετανάστευσης, Εσωτερικών Υποθέσεων και Ιθαγένειας, Δημήτρης Αβραμόπουλος, είχαν την Τρίτη στο Υπουργείο Εσωτερικών της Ιταλίας μια μακρά και εγκάρδια συνάντηση για τα θέματα της μετανάστευσης και της ασφάλειας. O novo comissário para as migrações prometeu hoje, numa conferência em Itália, que a União Europeia (UE) terá, em breve, um plano abrangente de combate às redes de tráfico. Naquela que foi uma das primeiras intervenções do grego Dimitris Avramopoulos como comissário europeu para a Migração, os Assuntos Internos e a Cidadania, ficou a garantia de que a nova Comissão Europeia tem uma "forte vontade política" de dificultar a vida às redes criminosas que exploram as pessoas que, em desespero, deixam os seus países de origem, em viagens arriscadas. "Muito tem sido feito, mas mais precisa de ser alcançado", admitiu Avramopoulos, na sessão de abertura da conferência dedicada ao tema das migrações internacional organizada pela Agência para os Direitos Fundamentais da UE, que decorre hoje e na terça-feira, em Roma, capital italiana.
Jornal i: A responsável política italiana criticou ainda “a leitura da imigração como uma ameaça à segurança, infelizmente a ganhar mais adeptos” na União Europeia. …A presidente da Câmara dos Deputados italiana, que acolhe o primeiro dia de uma conferência internacional dedicada ao tema das migrações, organizada pela Agência para os Direitos Fundamentais (FRA, na sigla em inglês) da União Europeia, lamentou, por isso, que os Estados-membros não tenham apoiado o esforço do Governo de Roma para manter a Operação Mare Nostrum em funcionamento….
Corriere della Sera: "Adesso che l'operazione volge al termine come si fa a non vedere che i morti aumenteranno?". Laura Boldrini, presidente della Camera, esprime durante la conferenza 2014 sui diritti fondamentali "forte preoccupazione" per la fine di Mare Nostrum e l'inizio di un'operazione, Triton, che non è "sostitutiva né per mezzi né per risorse".
Il Messaggero: Il presidente della Camera, Laura Boldrini, guarda con timore alla fine della misssione Mare Nostrum. "Non posso che esprimere forte preoccupazione per la situazione che si potrebbe creare con la chiusura dell'operazione Mare Nostrum ed in assenza di un'operazione che la sostituisca davvero. Triton, come hanno spiegato bene i vertici dell'Agenzia Frontex, non e' un'operazione sostitutiva ne' per mezzi ne' per risorse. …A sottolinearlo e' la presidente della Camera, Laura Boldrini, aprendo i lavori della Conferenza dell'Agenzia dell'Unione europea per i Diritti fondamentali 'Fundamental Rights and Migration to the EU'… The end of Italy's migrant rescue operation Mare Nostrum has created a troubling gap in services to those fleeing their home countries via the Mediterranean, Lower House Speaker Laura Boldrini said Monday. Now that the operation has ended, how can one ignore the fact that deaths are increasing?" Boldrini asked during an address at a conference of the European Union's Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).
Diretta Torna a parlare del dramma dei migranti, la presidente della Camera, Laura Boldrini, e lo fa nel corso della Fundamental rights 2014, a Montecitorio, argomentando: “Dall’inizio dell’anno, nel Mediterraneo sono morte circa tremila persone e questo nonostante l’operazione di soccorso Mare nostrum. Tremila persone morte suona come una guerra. Mi chiedo allora se non sia giunto il momento per l’Europa, per i 28 Paesi dell’Unione, di pensare a fornire alternative concrete alla traversata in mare, sottraendo anche risorse ai trafficanti”.
Refugees: Safety for human rights
Die Presse: Überall dort, wo die EU an ihre Außenwelt grenzt, sind Verzweiflung und Hoffnung ganz nah beieinander. 50 Millionen Menschen sind weltweit auf der Flucht vor Krieg, Hunger, Gewalt – und vielen von ihnen erscheint Europa als der attraktivste Ort für ein besseres Leben. Doch bei der Kontrolle und Registrierung an den Grenzstellen werden die Menschenrechte von Drittstaatsangehörigen immer wieder missachtet, wie zwei neue Berichte (Untersuchung von sechs Haupt-Grenzübergangsstellen und an fünf Flughäfen) der EU-Agentur für Grundrechte (FRA) zeigen.
Termometro Politico: Triton è un’operazione di dimensioni troppo ridotte per assorbire in toto le funzioni di Mare Nostrum. È l’allarme lanciato dalla presidente della Camera, Laura Boldrini, in un passaggio del suo intervento alla conferenza dell’Agenzia della Ue per i Diritti fondamentali, basata quest’anno sull’importanza dei diritti fondamentali nelle politiche dell’Unione europea in materia di migrazioni.
EUnews IT: Il commissario per Migrazione e Affari interni interviene alla “Conferenza per diritti fondamentali” a Roma, annunciando un piano globale per “sradicare il fenomeno del traffico illegale di migranti, salvaguardandone allo stesso tempo i diritti”. Alfano: “Segnale positivo dall’Europa”. Oggi alle ore 14, presso la Nuova Aula del Palazzo dei Gruppi Parlamentari, si svolgera' la Conferenza dell'Agenzia dell'Unione europea per i Diritti fondamentali dal titolo "Fundamental Rights and Migration to the EU". Aprira' i lavori un indirizzo di saluto della Presidente della Camera, Laura Boldrini. Conclusioni del Ministro dell'Interno, Angelino Alfano. L'appuntamento sara' trasmesso in diretta webtv.
Almost half of European homosexuals are discriminated
El Correo: Discriminación, agresiones, amenazas…es el día a día de casi la mitad de los homosexuales y transexuales europeos, que en uno de cada cuatro casos, acaba en palizas. No es raro antes los datos de un estudio para la Agencia de Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea, saber que casi siete de cada diez eviten darse la mano en público. Andrey Ivanov, head of the Roma and migrant integration program of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), an EU-sponsored think tank, said Roma are “facing marginalization everywhere.” He called Gambino’s proposal “ridiculous.” “Any form of racial segregation is illegal,” he said. Interview of Joanna Goodey, Head of the Freedoms and Justice Department, explains the importance of the data provided in the violence against women survey, as key element necessary to establish policies and actions that can effectively combat this human rights violation.
Malta today: Nationalist MEP Roberta Metsola, while mentioning the need for the EU to offer legal migratory routes and safe return policies, railed against 'networks of evil' of human traffickers that targeted migrants. "Yes there is need for urgent action, but it is essential that every single action respects fundamental rights of people... We need to go after traffickers but fundamental rights must always be respected."
FRA recommends Spain to open the Comprehensive Law to all violence against women
Europa Press: Así lo ha explicado en una entrevista con Europa Press Joana Goodey, jefa de Libertades y Justicia de la FRA y responsable del primer macro estudio sobre violencia de género que se ha realizado en la Unión Europea, una recopilación estadística impulsada por la Presidencia Española que ha cifrado en 62 millones el número de ciudadanas que alguna vez han sufrido violencia física o sexual. El objetivo es repetir este análisis cada cinco años para ver la evolución.
Europa Journal: The added value of EU Agencies Drei Direktoren haben wir zum Gespräch gebeten: Christa Sedlatschek, Chefin der EU-Agentur für Arbeitsmedizin, Bernhard Url, Direktor für Lebensmittelsicherheit, und Wolfgang Götz, Chef der Europäischen Beobachtungsstelle für Drogen und Drogensucht. Mit ihnen spricht Agathe Zupan über TTIP, Ebola und Chrystal Meth.
Gender violence is a human rights abuse
El País: La existencia de la Agencia de los Derechos Fundamentales de la UE, que tengo el privilegio de dirigir, es también una prueba de la creciente importancia de los derechos humanos. La Agencia va a ser distinguida hoy con el premio anual del Observatorio español contra la violencia doméstica y de género, lo que demuestra que las autoridades españolas se toman también en serio el problema de la violencia contra la mujer.
7 out of 10 women who have reached senior positions in Europe have experienced sexual harassment
El Mundo TV: Con motivo de la entrega del premio que el Observatorio de Violencia Doméstica y de Género entrega este martes al estudio "Violencia contra las mujeres" de la Agencia Europea de Derechos Humanos (FRA), invitamos al plató de El Mundo a su portavoz, Blanca Tapia, para que nos desvele por qué es tan valioso este informe que ya ha tenido su primer impacto.
Home is the most dangerous place for women Naisiin kohdistuvan väkivalta on Suomessa hyvin yleistä, eurooppalaisittain olemme monen surullisen tilaston kärkisijoilla. Sen osoitti Euroopan unionin perusoikeusviraston eli FRA : n vuoden 2014 maaliskuussa julkaisema tutkimus.
New Europe: …A survey by the EU's Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) and France's Collective Against Islamophobia (CCIF) found that more and more European Jews and Muslims were facing racist abuse…
Euranet Plus: Two FRA experts took part in a “Citizens’ Corner” live debate on the “rights of victims” at the European Parliament in Brussels on October 7, 2014. The debate was jointly produced by Euranet Plus and Castilla y Leon es Radio, Spain, member of the Euranet Plus network.
Beaten up while shouting “Arriba España, maricones”!
El País: Ellos denunciaron, pero son la excepción. Las agresiones homófobas, según los colectivos gais, van a más, pero solo una minoría las denuncia. La Comisión Europea pidió en 2010 a la Agencia Europea de Derechos Fundamentales que recabara datos sobre discriminación y delitos motivados por prejuicios contra gais, lesbianas y transexuales. El informe, una macroencuesta entre 93.079 personas de toda la UE más Croacia, se presentó en mayo de 2013.
Domestic violence: increased number of criminal charges
Heute: Eine im März veröffentlichte Studie der EU-Grundrechteagentur in Wien zeigt, dass sogar jede dritte Frau in Europa hat schon einmal Gewalt erlebt hat. "Gewalt gegen Frauen wirkt sich tagtäglich auf die gesamte Gesellschaft aus", sagt Agentur-Direktor Morten Kjaerum.
More than half of European avoid places and situations for fear of physical and sexual harassment
20 Minutos: Más de la mitad de las mujeres de la UE —un 53%, en concreto— procura evitar ciertos lugares o situaciones, al menos en ocasiones, por temor a ser víctimas de agresiones físicas o sexuales, algo que no ocurre con los hombres.(...) Esta es una de las principales conclusiones de la mayor encuesta sobre violencia de género realizada en Europa por la Agencia de Derechos Fundamentales de la UE...
42,000 women respond to gender-based violence
El País: ...Este martes, día 23 de septiembre, el director de programas de la Agencia de Derechos Fundamentales de la UE, Albin Dearing, analizará en el Aula Magna (19 horas) los resultados de la macroencuesta elaborada por este organismo para estudiar el problema de la violencia de género en toda Europa (se puede consultar íntegra en el blog del Vicerrectorado de Cultura e Igualdad
Strategies against surveillance by intelligence agencies
Future Zone: …Mario Oetheimer, Jurist und Leiter des Bereichs „Information Society, Privacy and Data Protection“ der Europäischen Grundrechte Agentur (FRA,) (…) „Wir müssen das Gesetz ändern und Datenschutzbehörden mehr Macht geben und sie mit den notwendigen Hilfsmitteln ausstatten. Das ist zwar nur eines der Dinge, denn wir müssen auf allen Ebenen ansetzen, aber es ist nicht vernachlässigbar.“
The Portuguese are informed about violence but only a few denounce it
Sapo Mulher: As mulheres portuguesas estão “bem informadas” sobre a violência de género, mas é preciso assegurar que denunciam os abusos e que têm acesso aos serviços adequados, defendeu uma perita internacional que hoje será ouvida no parlamento. Em entrevista à Lusa, Joanna Goodey, que está em Lisboa para discutir os resultados de um estudo da Agência para os Direitos Fundamentais (FRA, na sigla em inglês), explicou que Portugal “está em linha com a média da União Europeia” no que respeita à sensibilização para o problema.
Portugal has laws to combat violence against women, but lack "changing mindsets"
Diario Digital: A Subcomissão de Igualdade ouviu a perita Joanna Goodey, da Agência dos Direitos Fundamentais (FRA, na sigla em inglês), que explicou os resultados do mais recente estudo sobre violência de género realizado na União Europeia (UE), divulgado em março. Aos deputados portugueses, a perita britânica aconselhou a adoção de “uma resposta holística, que envolva todos os setores da sociedade e se debruce sobre todos os tipos de violência”.
EurActiv: …There is no comprehensive Europe-wide data collected on Islamophobia, and no political will of EU Member States to combat this worrying phenomenon. The Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union issued a report on discrimination against Muslims in 2009 and reported that on average, 1 in 3 Muslim respondents stated that they had experienced discrimination in the past 12 months…
High equality could lead to more violence against women
Nettavisen: Norwegian daily Nettavisen interviews a national researcher on the accuracy and comparability of new survey and compares it to the VAW positively.
Anti-Semitism on the rise in Europe, where are the defenders of human rights?
Huffington S'occupant de racisme et d'antisémitisme, la FRA a révélé dans son rapport de 2009 une hausse de l'antisémitisme en rapport au conflit arabo-israélien, mais a évité d'en enquêter les raisons tant politiques que religieuses, et de formuler des conseils politiques efficaces pour faire face à ce phénomène.
The Malta Independent Online :…Earlier this year, a survey conducted by the European Agency for Fundamental Rights showed that violence against women is an extensive and widely under-reported human rights abuse across the EU, with 33% of respondents having experienced physical and/or sexual violence since the age of 15; 22% having experienced physical and/or sexual violence by a partner; and 67% admitting not having reported the most serious incident of partner violence to the police or any other organisation… A separate survey, by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, revealed that Ireland has the poorest reporting rate, with 70pc of Irish women saying they don't contact authorities after serious abuse. It also found that one in three Irish women have experienced psychological violence from a partner.
Project Hope : Students of the Rudolf Steiner School in Munich in Romania renovate an entire village and fight the prejudice against Roma Die Roma sind mit zehn bis zwölf Millionen Angehörigen die größte Minderheit in Europa - und Opfer von Diskriminierung, sozialer Ausgrenzung und Armut. Jeder dritte ist arbeitslos, 20 Prozent haben keine Krankenversicherung und 90 Prozent leben unterhalb der nationalen Armutsgrenze, wie die EU-Agentur für Grundrechte 2011 in einer Studie festhielt.
BBC News: The European Union Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) publishes a report every year summarising data on anti-Semitic incidents supplied by governments and NGOs. The problem is that only around half the EU states collect this data, and the quality varies hugely.
FiveThirtyEight: Only five of the 28 EU countries, including the U.K., have comprehensive data on racist crimes and hate crimes against Jews, Muslims and Roma people, according to a December analysis by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, or FRA. “FRA has reiterated the necessity for EU member states to improve their data-collection methods,” Katya Andrusz, a spokeswoman for FRA, said in an email.
The protection of fundamental rights holds society together
Wiener Zeitung: Die Geschichte Europas kennt viele Phasen, in denen der Zusammenhalt von Gesellschaften unter schweren Druck kam. Gerade in Zeiten des gesellschaftlichen Wandels droht die Erosion des sozialen Zusammenhalts. Die Politik muss daher jene Elemente stärken, die diesen Zusammenhalt sowie Stabilität garantieren.
While speaking to Director of the FRA Morten Kjaerum, he revealed his personal opinions on the current human rights atmosphere in the EU as well as the efforts being made by the FRA.
L'Espresso: Un sondaggio dell'Unione Europea condanna senza appello il nostro Paese, relegato in fondo a tutte le classifiche quando si parla di libertà sessuale a scuola, sul posto di lavoro o al momento di accedere ai servizi. Anche a causa di una classe politica tra le più arretrate in materia. I nostri grafici per indagare il problema nei suoi vari aspetti.
EU Reporter's Peter von Kohl speaks with EU Agency for Fundamental Rights Director Morten Kjaerum about human rights issues in Europe.
Corriere della sera: Volete sapere quale Paese europeo ha il primato di denunce per violenza di genere contro le donne? Preparatevi a una sorpresa: la Danimarca. Lo ha scoperto l’Agenzia per i diritti fondamentali dell’Unione Europea, assegnando alle donne danesi uno stupefacente 52 per cento a fronte di una media del 33 nell’insieme della UE. Il dato è grave, ma richiede una serie di spiegazioni. ...Una brutta statistica, dunque, ma una straordinaria consapevolezza politica e sociale. Certo, nel Paese dove il 17 per cento delle donne sono dirigenti d’impresa contro la media europea del 9 per cento, sarebbe meglio prevenire il problema piuttosto che essere maestri nel curarlo…
Diario siglo XXI: El Comité Español de Representantes de Personas con Discapacidad (Cermi) ha alertado al director de la Agencia Europea de Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea (FRA), Morten Kjaerum, de las “graves amenazas” que pesan sobre los derechos de las personas con discapacidad y sus familias en España, “exacerbadas en estos momentos de crisis”. ... En esta reunión, el Cermi, entidad miembro de la Plataforma de Derechos Fundamentales de la FRA, planteó al representante europeo algunas de las cuestiones “más relevantes” en materia de derechos fundamentales y discapacidad…
Euroefe: El incremento de la pobreza infantil es una de las consecuencias más graves de las medidas aprobadas durante la crisis, que además ha provocado la merma de algunos derechos fundamentales, dijo hoy el director de la Agencia para los Derechos Fundamentales (FRA) de la Unión Europea (UE), Morten Kjaerum. ..."Hemos visto situaciones desesperadas en muchos Estados miembros", dijo Kjaerum, quien aplaudió la iniciativa llevada a cabo en algunas partes de España para abrir comedores escolares en verano y ofrecer comida a niños en riesgo de pobreza…
El Economista: El Comité Español de Representantes de Personas con Discapacidad (Cermi) ha alertado al director de la Agencia Europea de Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea (FRA), Morten Kjaerum, de las “graves amenazas” que pesan sobre los derechos de las personas con discapacidad y sus familias en España, exacerbadas en estos momentos de crisis”. ... Así lo trasladó durante un encuentro que mantuvo el director de la FRA, de visita oficial a España, con la sociedad civil y los movimientos sociales, entre los que se encuentra el Cermi en representación de la discapacidad organizada…
The Economist: FOR many Jews, it was a weekend of double horror in Brussels. On May 24th a gunman entered the Jewish Museum in the Sablon and opened fire with a Kalashnikov, killing four people. The next day, the first results of the European elections flashed up on a giant screen showing that far-right parties, including avowed neo-Nazis, had scored big electoral victories. ... To many European Jews, the idea is preposterous. Yet thoughts of leaving are not far below the surface. Returning to the Promised Land is at the heart of Jewish tradition and modern Zionism. A survey last year by the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency showed that nearly a third of Jews had considered leaving in the previous five years because they did not feel safe. Three-quarters felt that anti-Semitism was worsening, with the situation in Hungary and France especially bad…
Malta Today: Cyberbullying has become “a common threat to children’s well‑being”, the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) has reported in its 2013 annual report. FRA said the severe effects of bullying on the internet, can lead to self‑harm and other psychological affliction for children unable to fight anonymous bullying and ganging-up on the web.
Times of Malta: Malta lacks any sort of training or specific guidelines for the effective monitoring of the process through which irregular migrants are repatriated, according to the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights. ... According to FRA, Malta should apply European guidelines and monitoring tools, including by the CPT, which is increasingly focusing on forced returns…
Te Interesa: Uno de cada cuatro gays ha sido atacado; el 22% de las mujeres es maltratada por su pareja y el 21% de los europeos ha experimentado un incidente antisemita. ... La Agencia de los Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea (FRA, en sus siglas en inglés) ha publicado este viernes su informe anual en el que sugiere prácticas para garantizar mejor la protección de los derechos de las personas de la UE…
Diário Digital: O «sentimento generalizado de medo» tem impedido os cidadãos da União Europeia de denunciarem as violações de direitos fundamentais de que são vítimas, denuncia o mais recente relatório de uma agência comunitária. ... No relatório anual relativo a 2013 e divulgado hoje, a Agência para os Direitos Fundamentais da União Europeia (FRA, na sigla em inglês) destaca «a necessidade de a União Europeia e os Estados-membros reafirmarem e fortalecerem o seu compromisso com a proteção e promoção dos direitos fundamentais»…
EL PAÍS: El 26% de los judíos europeos dice haber sufrido algún tipo de acoso, verbal o físico, en los últimos 12 meses, según una encuesta sobre antisemitismo que la Agencia Europea para los Derechos Fundamentales (FRA), un organismo de la UE, presentará este viernes a los ministros de Justicia e Interior de los 28 reunidos en Luxemburgo.
The Blaze: A recent survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has confirmed what many European Jews have been reporting for years– anti-Semitism is on the rise. ...The eight European countries surveyed– Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Sweden and the United Kingdom– are home to 90% of the world’s Jewish population…
EuropeanVoice: If you are interested in your rights, you should be interested in the European Parliament elections, says the director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights.
Strengthen the right to privacy through security
Berlingske: Datasikkerhed. Der kan gøres rigtig meget for at forbedre datasikkerheden. Behovet for handling er åbenbart for enhver for at genetablere troen på, at retten til privatliv er en social norm, der bliver respekteret. ha intervistato il direttore dell'Agenzia europea per i diritti fondamentali (FRA), Morten Kjaerum, affrontando due problemi che interessano l’Ue e l’Italia: la violenza contro le donne e i flussi di migranti nel Mediterraneo. ... L’indagine del FRA ha infatti portato alla luce i molteplici aspetti della violenza di genere: violenza domestica, violenza sul posto di lavoro, stalking, ecc. Nel documento ci sono molti dati da approfondire e considerare per la definizione di strategie e politiche nazionali che possano fare la differenza… Seit Anfang 2014 wurden 42.000 Flüchtlinge aufgegriffen. Das ist eine Verdreifachung gegenüber dem gleichen Zeitraum 2013 Grundrechteagentur FRA fordert "langfristige und umfassende Lösung". ... Das erklärte Morten Kjaerum, Vorsitzender der FRA, in einer Aussendung. "Kein Land kann das Problem alleine lösen", betonte Kjaerum nach einem Besuch in Rom. Italien hatte am Dienstag Unterstützung bei der Bekämpfung illegaler Migration von der EU-Kommission gefordert…
Times of Malta: Being able to vote people into power to represent us is a human right that not everyone can exercise. There are whole countries whose citizens unfortunately are still disenfranchised. And in other countries, elections are held which are not considered to be free and fair. ...This comes out clearly in a report published by the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) on ‘The right to political participation of persons with disabilities’…
Times of Malta: The UNHCR, the Fundamental Rights Agency and the bishops of Malta and Gozo in separate statements this afternoon expressed their regret over the latest migrants tragedy in the Mediterranean. ...The FRA director Morten Kjaerum said that "no one country can solve the issue alone. Europe needs to act together to find long-term comprehensive solutions that will address all aspects of migration from cause to effect”…
EUobserver: Key findings by the Vienna-based European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) say young people are more likely to be victims of homophobic violence and attacks when compared to their older peers. FRA’s director Morten Kjaerum is set to reveal further details on the issue to EU ministers later on Tuesday (13) at a forum in Malta ahead of the international day against homophobia and transphobia. ...FRA’s spokesperson Blanca Tapia told this website the latest report set for release says younger people in the gay and transgender community feel the most comfortable in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden…
Vatican Radio: The latest tragedy involving migrants off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa highlights yet again the perils they face in their bid for a better life in Europe. Naval and coast guard vessels recovered 14 bodies and rescued around 200 people after a migrant boat sank on Monday in the sea between Libya and the southern island. ...Speaking to Lydia O’Kane the Director of the European Agency for Fundemental Rights, Morten Kjaerum says there is still a way to go to formulate a joint European response on issue of migration…
Wiener Zeitung: Noch vergangene Woche, bevor die Drag-Queen Conchita Wurst für Österreich den 1. Platz beim Euro Vision Song Contest errungen hat, hätte die aktuelle EU-Studie rund um Akzeptanz und Diskriminierung gegenüber Transsexuellen keine hohen Wellen geschlagen. Am Dienstag präsentierte die EU-Grundrechteagentur (European Union Agency For Fundamental Rights, FRA) ihre beunruhigenden Studienergebnisse. ... FRA-Direktor Morten Kjaerum sprach von "verstörenden Mustern von Gewalt und Diskriminierung" bei den Untersuchungsergebnissen. Das Ergebnis des Eurovision Song Contests zeige aber "ein Ausmaß von Respekt und Toleranz gegenüber der LGBT-Gemeinschaft, von dem wir hoffen, dass es in ganz Europa weiter wachsen wird"…
TVI 24: Os jovens que se identificam como lésbicas, gays, bissexuais e transgéneros sofrem ainda maior risco de discriminação e hostilidade do que os adultos, alerta a agência da União Europeia para os Direitos Fundamentais (FRA). ... Os jovens LGBT são mais suscetíveis de serem alvo de ameaças ou violência, acrescenta. «Identificámos perturbadores padrões de violência e discriminação contra as pessoas LGBT, especialmente em relação aos mais jovens e aos que se identificam como transgéneros», precisa o diretor da FRA, Morten Kjaerum, em comunicado da própria agência…
ORF: Die EU-Grundrechteagentur hat am Dienstag Studienergebnisse veröffentlicht, die eine hohe Intoleranz gegenüber jugendlichen Transsexuellen zeigen. 67 Prozent der Befragten wollen ihre sexuelle Orientierung in der Schule geheim halten, lautet ein Detailergebnis der im Jahr 2013 angefertigten Studie. ...Der Direktor der Grundrechteagentur, Morten Kjaerum, sprach von "beunruhigenden" Untersuchungsergebnissen. Das Ergebnis des Eurovision Song Contests, der am Samstag von der österreichschen Drag Queen Conchita Wurst gewonnen worden war, zeige aber "ein Ausmaß von Respekt und Toleranz gegenüber der LGBT-Gemeinschaft, von dem wir hoffen, dass es in ganz Europa weiter wachsen wird"…
ITALIAchiamaITALIA: Preoccupazione e dolore per l'ennesima tragedia del mare di ieri in cui hanno perso la vita tanti migranti ma anche apprezzamento e stima nei confronti delle autorità italiane per quanto stanno facendo con l'operazione Mare Nostrum. ...Kjaerum si è augurato inoltre che anche in Itaila si dia vita a un'istituzione nazionale per i diritti umani, che potrebbe essere particolarmente utile ad esempio per capire meglio la condizione di rom, sinti e camminanti, anche se, in Italia come in Europa, sarebbe indispensabile "una strategia complessiva sui diritti umani"… Mensen, die van klassieke geslachtsrollen afwijken, worden bijzonder vaak het slachtoffer van geweld. Dat blijkt uit een onderzoek van het Europees Agentschap voor Fundamentele Rechten (FRA). Maar er zijn ook positieve signalen. ...Toch ziet het Europees Agentschap ook lichtpunten. ‘Het Eurovisie Songfestival heeft aangetoond, dat er een zekere mate van respect en tolerantie tegenover homoseksuelen, biseksuele en transgenderisten bestaat’, zegt FRA-directeur Morten Kjaerum. Hij hoopt dat die ontwikkeling zich nog verder doorzet…
ORF - OE1 - Mittagsjournal: ... "Wie groß die Diskriminierung von Schwulen, Lesben und Transgender-Personen ist, hat zuletzt eine Umfrage der europäischen Grundrechte-Agentur mit Sitz in Wien gezeigt: Ein Viertel ist in den vergangenen fünf Jahren bedroht oder tätlich angegriffen worden." ...
El País: Para entrar en el colegio, acceder a la universidad, sacar un abono transporte, un carnet de biblioteca, solicitar un trabajo, abrir una cuenta en el banco, viajar, en todos los países necesitas presentar tu documentación. ... En un estudio de la Agencia de Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea sobre personas lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y personas transgénero en Europa, el 29% de los encuestados trangénero dijeron que fueron objeto de discriminación en el lugar de trabajo o en la búsqueda de puestos de trabajo en el año anterior a la encuesta…
Greek Europe Reporter: Greece has one of the lowest rates of abused women, according to the figures published by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). ... Although numbers are pretty high, Greece is still in the lowest bracket of the report. It is not clear though, whether this lies in the fact that women suffer less violence or because they are afraid to report it, due to the following social embarrassment and the lack of effective legislation on the matter…
El País: Una macroencuesta publicada recientemente por la Agencia de los Derechos Fundamentales de la UE muestra que un 52% de las mujeres danesas considera haber sufrido alguna forma de violencia física y/o sexual, frente a una media europea del 33%.
eKathimerini: "It is almost a cliché to say that Europeans are worried about the economy and that 'soft' topics like human rights are of no interest to them," writes FRA’s Director Morten Kjaerum. "Nothing could be further from the truth. […] 56% of Europeans say the protection of human rights should be a matter of priority for the Parliament. […] We see a greater risk of human rights abuses across the board as unemployment has risen and with it poverty, uncertainty, and intolerance. […] It is precisely in times of crisis that a broadly based, well- resourced approach to safeguarding human rights is so vital. […] Because the Europe we end up with is up to the Europeans".
Der Standard: Sie sind an Ihren Rechten interessiert? Dann sollten Sie sich für das Europäische Parlament interessieren. Dort wird über Menschenrechte, Datenschutz und vieles mehr im Sinne von 500 Millionen Europäern entschieden. Hinsehen lohnt sich. ...Eine vor kurzem veröffentlichte Untersuchung der Grundrechteagentur zeigt, wie groß der Handlungsbedarf ist: Die Studie kam zu dem Schluss, dass ein Drittel der Frauen in der EU schon einmal körperlichem oder sexuellem Missbrauch ausgesetzt war, zum Beispiel als Opfer häuslicher Gewalt, und infolgedessen an Depressionen, Ängsten und anderen psychischen Problemen leidet. Rund ein Fünftel aller jungen Frauen wurden online oder über andere neue Medien sexuell belästigt…
The Malta Independent: Sexual harassment is a violation of human rights and a prohibited form of violence against women in many countries. ...A study published by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) confirmed that sexual harassment is a pervasive and common experience for many women in the EU…
The Jerusalem Post: President Moshe Kantor presents results of study on worldwide anti-Semitism in 2013; over the past year 554 “registered violent anti-Semitic acts” were recorded. ...Citing a November study by the European Union’s Agency for Fundamental Rights that showed that almost a third of Jews in several European countries are mulling emigration, Kantor asserted that “Jews do not feel safe or secure in certain communities in Europe”… El año pasado se identificaron en España 1.172 incidentes catalogables como delitos de odio contra personas principalmente por motivo de su raza, origen o etnia, su condición u orientación sexual y por razón de su situación de discapacidad, según los datos aportados este jueves por el secretario de Estado de Seguridad, Francisco Martínez, en el Senado ...Martínez, ha recordado que según la Agencia Europea de Derechos Fundamentales (FRA), entre el 60 y el 90% de las víctimas de estas conductas no llegan a denunciarlas, «principalmente porque creen que no va a cambiar nada, que si lo hacen va a tener consecuencias negativas o que de nada sirve denunciar»…
The Wall Street Journal: Three bulldozers, backed by teams of police, arrived at dawn to demolish 20 houses belonging to this town's Roma, or Gypsies, leaving them to pick through debris for their belongings and brave several days of storms. ...The EU is working to overcome centuries of discrimination that have kept the Roma disproportionately uneducated, jobless and poor, culminating in World War II when the Nazis sought to exterminate them. One-third of Roma are unemployed, 20% have no health insurance and 80% live below the poverty line, according to the EU Fundamental Rights Agency…
El País: A one-time victim of domestic abuse has created a foundation to help women in the same situation. ...2010, complaints have dropped nearly three percent a year. The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights reports that 22 percent of Spanish women say they...
El Diario: A Sara la violaron cuando tenía 19 años. Sucedió en un parque, hace más de dos décadas. "Eran las diez de la noche. Me pillaron dos tíos. ... Según el macroinforme realizado por la Agencia de los Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea y presentado recientemente, el más amplio y detallado que existe, al menos un 6% de las mujeres residentes en España de entre 18 y 74 años ha vivido algún suceso de violencia sexual después de los 15 años, esto es, alrededor de un millón…
The Malta Independent: One in three women has suffered a beating or some form of abuse worldwide, according to Amnesty International. ...hassle of taking their aggressor up to court. A study by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) carried out among women from...
Finland is a relatively violent country for women
Helsingin Sanomat: EU-maita vertailevan tutkimuksen mukaan Suomi on naisille melko väkivaltainen asuinpaikka. Suomalaisnaisista 30 prosenttia kertoo joutuneensa parisuhdeväkivallan uhriksi, selviää Euroopan unionin perusoikeusviraston tutkimuksesta.
Helsinki Times: Approximately 68 per cent of the Roma people in Finland say that they have experienced discrimination over the last year, indicates a report published on Thursday by the Ombudsman for Minorities. Finland. The EU-MIDIS survey, undertaken earlier by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, found that 47 per cent of Somalis and...
Yle Uutiset: Around half of all Finnish Roma say they have experienced discrimination in the housing market, according to a fresh report from Minorities Ombudsman Eva Biaudet. The report also found that Roma respondents said they faced discrimination in the search for work. ...survey of Russian- and Somali-speakers conducted in 2009 by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. That study found that 22 percent of...
Spiegel: Ausgrenzung, Schikanen, Gewalt: Amnesty International hat die Situation der Roma in Europa untersucht. Das Fazit ist erschütternd - statt Diskriminierung zu bekämpfen, schüren Politiker den Hass. ...verhaftet, heißt es weiter. Bereits 2008 hatte eine Studie der Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte gezeigt, dass 54 Prozent der griechischen... Accesso al territorio ed alle procedure, status e documentazione associata, questioni sostanziali in materia di determinazione del diritto di asilo e barriere all’allontanamento, garanzie procedurali e supporto legale in materia di asilo e di rimpatrio, trattenimento e restrizione alla libera circolazione, rimpatri forzati e modalità di allontanamento. ...queste alcune delle tematiche affrontate dal manuale sul diritto europeo in materia di asilo, frontiere ed immigrazione, a cura dell’Agenzia dell’Unione europea per i diritti fondamentali e la Corte europea dei diritti dell’uomo…
Too much violence against women in the EU
Deutsche Welle: Plus de 3 femmes sur 10 ont été victimes de violences physiques ou sexuelles depuis l'âge de 15 ans, au sein de l'Union européenne. C'est ce que révèle une vaste enquête de l'agence européenne des droits fondamentaux.
Strategies against hatred
Jüdische Allgemeine: Eine Gruppe hochkarätiger nationaler und internationaler Experten, Politiker, Akademiker, Sicherheitspersonal und Polizeibeamte hat vergangene Woche in einem Sonderausschuss des Londoner Parlaments über Antisemitismus diskutiert. Grundlage der Gespräche war eine im November veröffentlichte Studie der Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte (FRA) über »Erfahrungen europäischer Juden von Diskriminierung und Hasskriminalität«.
Tablet Magazine: "When the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, known as the FRA, started looking into the issue of anti-Semitism in Europe in 2008, only four out of 28 E.U. member states collected data on the issue. A new study was carried out in eight member states amongst nearly 6,000 self-identified Jewish respondents; the aim was to not only to collect data on abuse and perceptions but also to capture their experiences. " ...
Alarmed by anti-Semitism, French Jews consider flight
Deutsche Welle: More French Jews immigrated to Israel last year than US Jews, and Israel expects ever more of the French to make the move in coming years. One of their prime motivations to settle in the Jewish state: anti-Semitism. ..."published in November of Jews in eight EU countries by the European Agency of Fundamental Rights showed that 70 percent of French Jews worried about" ...
Andres Anvelt: Violence hidden in plain sight
Article by Estonian Social Democrat and former head of police, Andres Anvelt, on domestic violence, quoting the FRA VAW study extensively.
The Guardian: ... "Morten Kjaerum, director of FRA, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, which was responsible for the survey, said: "Violence against women, and specifically gender-based violence that disproportionately affects women, is an extensive human rights abuse that the EU cannot afford to overlook.""...
The Guardian: ... "Morten Kjaerum, director of FRA, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, which was responsible for the survey, said: "Violence against women, and specifically gender-based violence that disproportionately affects women, is an extensive human rights abuse that the EU cannot afford to overlook.""...
Die Presse: ..."Die Zahl der Betroffenen ist höher, als Italien Einwohner hat: 62 Millionen EU-Bürgerinnen waren seit ihrem 15. Lebensjahr schon einmal Opfer sexueller oder physischer Gewalt. So lautet das Ergebnis einer europaweiten Erhebung der Grundrechte-Agentur FRA im Auftrag des EU-Parlaments, bei der insgesamt 42.000 Frauen im Alter zwischen 18 und 74 Jahren befragt wurden." ...
Corriere della Sera - IO Donna: "Una ricerca dell'Agenzia dell'Unione Europea per i diritti fondamentali, presentata ieri al Parlamento di Bruxelles che quest'anno dedica l'8 marzo alla prevenzione della violenza di genere. A sorpresa, record di abusi nei paesi ad alto tasso occupazionale" ...
Il Sole 24 ore: ..."L'agenzia dei diritti fondamentali dell'Unione Europea (Fra) presenta oggi al consiglio europeo di Bruxelles la più grande indagine a livello mondiale sulla violenza subita dalle donne in età adulta e durante l'infanzia: per la prima volta si sono utilizzati gli stessi metodi d'intervista, le stesse domande e gli stessi oggetti di indagine in tutti gli stati membri."...
Postimees: "Euroopa Liidu Põhiõiguste Ameti (FRA) uues aruandes avaldatud maailma kõigi aegade ulatuslikuma naistevastast vägivalda uurinud küsitluse tulemused osutavad ulatuslikule naiste väärkohtlemisele kodus, tööl, avalikes kohtades ja internetis." ...
Lettera 43: ..."A testimoniarlo è la ricerca dell'Agenzia dell'Ue per i diritti fondamentali (Fra), la più grande condotta finora a livello mondiale, e presentata mercoledì 5 marzo al Consiglio europeo a Bruxelles." ...
El Pais: ... "Una de cada tres mujeres europeas ha experimentado violencia física y/o sexual, según desveló ayer la Agencia de los Derechos Fundamentales de la UE (FRA, en sus siglas en inglés) durante la presentación del trabajo. Se trata, si se extrapolan los datos, de 62 millones de mujeres. Y algo más de una de cada cinco (22%) respondió a los entrevistadores que había sufrido esa violencia física y/o sexual por parte de una pareja o expareja."
die Standard: "Die EU-Grundrechtsagentur hat die weltweit bisher umfassendste Erhebung über Gendergewalt durchgeführt. Diese zeichnet ein düsteres Bild - und liefert manch überraschende Erkenntnis. Österreich steht im EU-Vergleich relativ gut da."...
El Mundo: ... "La violencia de género contra las mujeres es una de las lacras más extendidas en las sociedades europeas, de la que ni siquiera se conoce su extensión real, ya que en la mayoría de los casos queda silenciada por el miedo o las amenazas. Lo ha constatado la Agencia de los Derechos Fundamentales de la UE (FRA), que ha realizado la mayor encuesta del mundo sobre este tema entre los Estados miembros." ... ..."Una de cada cinco españolas de más de 15 años -el 22 %- ha sufrido violencia física o sexual, y de las víctimas, menos de una quinta parte denunció a la Policía la agresión más grave, según un estudio presentado hoy por laAgencia de Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea (FRA)." ...
elPeriódico: ... "Aquí están los datos. La Agencia de Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea (FRA, en sus siglas en inglés) interpela a la sociedad con el mayor informe sobre la violencia contra las mujeres hecho en los 28 países miembros de la UE, realizado a partir de 42.000 encuestas y cuyo título resume el estado de la cuestión: 'Cada día y en todas partes'." ...
Neues Deutschland: "Ein Drittel aller Frauen in der Europäischen Union hat körperliche oder sexuelle Gewalt erlebt. Das geht aus einem Bericht der in Wien ansässigen EU-Agentur für Grundrechte (FRA) hervor."...
Volkskrant: ..." Een op de 20 vrouwen in Europa is verkracht. Het zou dan gaan om 9 miljoen slachtoffers. Een derde van alle Europese vrouwen is vanaf de leeftijd van 15 jaar wel eens het slachtoffer geweest van lichamelijk of seksueel geweld. Dat blijkt uit een grootschalig Europees onderzoek naar geweld tegen vrouwen, dat werd uitgevoerd door het EU-agentschap voor grondrechten." ...
De "Eén derde van de Europese vrouwen was al het slachtoffer van fysiek of seksueel geweld. Dat blijkt uit een grootschalig onderzoek van het Europees Bureau voor de grondrechten, waarvoor 42.000 vrouwen tussen 18 en 74 jaar, afkomstig uit alle lidstaten, ondervraagd werden." ... "Nell'Ue sono 62 mln le donne che hanno subito violenza fisica o sessuale dall'età di 15 anni. Lo stima l'Agenzia Ue per i Diritti fondamentali (Fra) sulla base dei risultati del più grande sondaggio multistato mai eseguito, che sarà presentato domani al Consiglio europeo." ...
el Periodico: ....“El 60% de los inmigrantes y de minorías no saben o dicen no estar seguros de que existan leyes que prohíben la discriminación por razón de origen étnico o racial”, declara Blanca Tapia, portavoz de la Agencia Europea de Derechos Fundamentales. Incluso cuando se conoce el derecho, normalmente lo que falta es saber a dónde acudir en caso de que sea violado. “Tan solo el 10% de los casos de discriminación por orientación sexual son denunciados”, revela Tapia. La razón principal es que “las víctimas creen que el hecho de denunciar no va a cambiar nada las cosas”....
Elperiodico: Es ciudadano de la Unión Europea toda persona que tiene la nacionalidad de un Estado miembro de la UE. Esa condición le garantiza una serie de derechos, muy útiles en el día a día, y le ofrece diversos canales para que su voz se oiga en Europa. ...“El 60% de los inmigrantes y de minorías no saben o dicen no estar seguros de que existan leyes que prohíben la discriminación por razón de origen étnico o racial”, declara Blanca Tapia, portavoz de la Agencia Europea de Derechos Fundamentales…
DerStandard: Podiumsdiskussion über Situation von Homosexuellen in der EU - Heinisch-Hosek für Aufklärung an Schulen und gegen Entwicklungshilfe für Länder mit Todesstrafe ...Anfeindungen und Diskriminierungen zu kämpfen haben. Eine Studie der Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte (FRA) liefert dazu eindrucksvolle...
Le Huffington Post: En mai 2013, l'Agence européenne des Droits Fondamentaux soulignait la peur, l'isolement, le harcèlement et les discriminations sur la base de l'orientation sexuelle dont sont aujourd'hui victimes les personnes LGTBI (Lesbien, gay, bi, trans, intersexe) en Europe, le tout, souvent en toute impunité. route européenne contre l'homophobie En mai 2013, l'Agence européenne des Droits Fondamentaux soulignait la peur, l'isolement, le harcèlement...
Radio France Internationale: Le Parlement européen s’est prononcé ce mardi 4 février 2014 pour la mise en œuvre d’une feuille de route pour protéger les droits fondamentaux des personnes LGBTI, lesbiennes, gays, bisexuelles, transgenres et intersexuées. ...un compromis. Selon une étude publiée l année dernière par l’ Agence européenne des droits fondamentaux, 47 % des personnes LGBTI ont subi des...
The Register: A new handbook on European data protection laws contains a different test from the one used by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for determining whether data is personal or anonymised for the purposes of data protection law. ...The new handbook has been issued jointly by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, the Council of Europe and the Registry of the... Une enquête récente de l'Agence européenne des droits fondamentaux montre que les homosexuels et transsexuels sont victimes de discriminations et agressions à travers l'Europe. ... L'état du dossier Une enquête récente de l'Agence européenne des droits fondamentaux montre que les homosexuels et transsexuels sont victimes... Los europeos se sienten "inseguros" y "vulnerables" si descubren que sus datos personales se han usado de forma inapropiada y no saben adónde acudir para denunciarlo, según un informe publicado hoy por la Agencia Europea de Derechos Fundamentales (FRA). ...datos", explicó Reding. Por su parte, el director de la FRA, Morten Kjaerum, denunció la "facilidad" con que hoy en día se pueden "recopilar...
New Europe: On the occasion of Holocaust Memorial Day, the day on which the concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated, anti-racist organisations note that political parties promoting racist and xenophobic discourses which target a variety of ethnic and religious minority groups are ...on repeated occasions. In addition, recent research by the European Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) shows that there are significant levels of...
New Europe: The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights released its report "Access to data protection remedies in EU Member States. ...FRA releases data protection violation report | The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights released its report "Access to data...
Aftonbladet: Willy Silberstein: Jag bjuder nu in drottningen och statsministern att delta i kampen ...stort gör mig besviken och oroad. Nyligen redovisade European Union Agency of Fundamental Rights en stor undersökning bland judar i en rad länder. Secondo un rapporto dell'agenzia dell'Unione Europea, l'Italia è al primo posto per insulti, offese e istigazioni razziali sul web. ...E questo è un dato confermato da un rapporto dell' Agenzia dell' Ue per i diritti fondamentali. L' antisemitismo, scrive il rapporto… La Agencia de Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea (FRA) lamentó hoy, por el Día de Conmemoración del Holocausto, el persistente antisemitismo en el Viejo Continente 69 años después de la liberación del campo de exterminio nazi de Auschwitz. ...aceptada", denunció en un comunicado el director del FRA, el danés Morten Kjaerum. "Si queremos avanzar, el prejuicio antijudío debe ser abordado con...
Global Post - ... "Across the EU, social polarization, extremist rhetoric and ethnic tensions have increased both within and between member states, according to Blanca Tapia, spokeswoman for the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). “Hate crime is a daily reality in the European Union,” Tapia said in an email. “No states are perfect.” Rights watchdogs also warn that despite the headlines, rising extremism and discrimination and violence against minority groups can’t be ascribed only to new member states in Central Europe." ... Entscheidung des EuGH: Ansprüche im Arbeitsleben dürfen nicht nur Heterosexuellen zustehen - Schwuler Angestellter erhielt keine Geldprämie. ...Die Situation von Homosexuellen ist in Europa je nach Land sehr unterschiedlich. Das belegt auch eine Studie der EU-Grundrechte-Agentur vom Mai zur Lage von Schwulen, Lesben, Bisexuellen und Transgender…
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: Wer eine eingetragene homosexuelle Lebenspartnerschaft geschlossen hat, muss von seinem Arbeitgeber die gleichen Vergünstigungen bekommen, wie ein Verheirateter. Das hat heute ein EU-Gericht entschieden. ...nach Land sehr unterschiedlich. Das belegt auch eine Studie der EU-Grundrechte-Agentur vom Mai zur Lage von Schwulen, Lesben, Bisexuellen und...
EurActiv: NGOs and human rights institutions have denounced the increase of racist violence across Europe, the rise of which is being attributed partly to the economic crisis and the use of internet. other expert institutions. The latest assessment by the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) shows that racist crimes have decreased... Selon plusieurs ONG et institutions, les actes et propos racistes sont en augmentation dans l'Union européenne. Parmi les causes, la crise économique mais aussi Internet qui véhicule des propos anonymes. ...D'autres institutions font le même constat. Ainsi, le dernier rapport de l'Agence des droits fondamentaux de l'Union européenne (FRA) examine 16 Etats européens, et conclut que le nombre de crimes racistes n'a baissé que dans 6 d'entre eux...
The Independent: The announcement was not heralded, headlined nor trumpeted. But a European Union agency this week officially dropped its “working definition” of anti-Semitism, adopted in 2005. The EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) now says it is neither able nor authorised to define the term. ...“Those who fight anti-Semitism have lost an important weapon,” said Shimon Samuels of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. He told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that the agency’s “disowning of its own definition is astounding” and “damages its credibility.” I beg to differ. What damages credibility is seeking to equate criticism of bad behaviour by a powerful political entity to the daubing of swastikas and desecration of graves. Hats off to the FRA for standing up for the fundamental rights known as free speech and freedom of the press – and for setting me free too…
The Times of Israel: The European Union’s agency for combating racism dropped its definition for anti-Semitism and now is unable to define the term, an agency spokeswoman said. ...“We are not aware of any official definition [of anti-Semitism],” Blanca Tapia of the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency told JTA on Tuesday… 3 Основната медия на речта на омразата е телевизията, а основни "говорители" с реч на омразата са политиците. ...и съгласувани действия в цяла Европа", заяви Джон Келок от Агенцията на Европейския съюз за основните права. Конференцията "Речта на омразата...
Le Soir: D’après l’enquête 2012 de l’Union européenne sur les minorités et les discriminations (EU-MIDIS), les Roms sont les principales victimes des crimes à caractère raciste en République tchèque, en Grèce, en Hongrie, en Pologne et en Slovaquie. La Finlande et le Danemark ont les Somaliens pour premières cibles, tandis que l’Italie, l’Irlande et Malte s’attaquent majoritairement aux Africains.
European Jewish Press: The head of CRIF, the umbrella group of Jewish organizations in France, Roger Cukierman, said that anti-Semitism "affects Jewish families very seriously and is the main reason there are so few Jewish children in public schools". ...European Parliament which addressed the results of a recent survey by EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) in 8 EU countries showing extreme levels... Helsingissä asuvien somalien mukaan kanssakäyminen valtaväestön kanssa on tavanomaisesti kunnioittavaa, mutta rajoittunutta. ...valtalehdistössä. Vuonna 2009 tehdyssä EU-MIDIS:n, Euroopan unionin perusoikeusviraston vähemmistöjä ja syrjintää koskevassa tutkimuksessa ilmeni, että kaikista...
New Europe: Europe’s Jews continue to live in fear of verbal or physical abuse in public and on the internet, according to the findings a new survey conducted by the European Union’s Agency for Fundamental Rights. ...according to the findings a new survey conducted by the European Union s Agency for Fundamental Rights. Europe s Jews continue to live in fear of...
ARD Tagesschau - "75 Jahre nach der Reichspogromnacht machen Juden in Europa sich wieder zunehmend Sorgen um ihre Sicherheit. Eine deutliche Mehrheit von ihnen sieht wachsende antisemitische Tendenzen. Dies ist das Ergebnis Online-Umfrage der EU-Agentur für Grundrechte (FRA)." ...
According to the data collected by FRA, violence or other hate crimes motivated by racism, xenophobia, religious intolerance or bias against a person because of his disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or another feature, are spreading in the whole EU. However, a substantial number of hate crime victims either do not report it to competent authorities or are not provided with the necessary assistance.
New Europe: ... "On 12 – 13 November, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) organizes the conference, “Combating Hate Crime in the EU.” According to the data collected by FRA, violence or other hate crimes motivated by racism, xenophobia, religious intolerance or bias against a person because of his disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or another feature, are spreading in the whole EU. However, a substantial number of hate crime victims either do not report it to competent authorities or are not provided with the necessary assistance." ...
New Europe: Each time a hate crime is committed European values are endangered said Cecilia Malmstrom EU Commissioner for Home Affairs on Tuesday. Malmstrom was speaking at a conference organised by the Fundamental Rights Agency. She added that we are seeing a shift in attitudes towards minorities. ..."One in ten of all respondents to the Fundamental Rights Agency’s survey on anti-Semitism said that they had been subjected to offensive or threatening comments online. And almost 10% of harassment against LGBTI people takes place over the internet. Hate crimes against women are even more common online, with almost in in five of young women experiencing abuse in this way each year," the Commissioner added.
Neue Zürcher Zeitung - "Unmittelbar vor dem 75. Jahrestag der antijüdischen Pogrome («Reichskristallnacht») am 9. November 1938 hat die in Wien domizilierte Europäische Grundrechte-Agentur FRA (European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights) eine Erhebung über die Wahrnehmung des Antisemitismus seitens europäischer Juden präsentiert." ...
The Lithuania Tribune: The international conference ‘Combating Hate Crime in the EU’ will take place on 12-13 November in Vilnius, has informed. collected by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) show that violence or other criminal acts motivated by racism, xenophobia, religious intolerance or bias against a person because of his disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or another feature…
The Baltic Times - ..."Research from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Human Rights (FRA) shows that antisemitism is still widespread in Europe, particularly online abuse." ... Kokių veiksmų reikia imtis, kad nuo neapykantos nusikaltimų nukentėjusiems asmenims būtų suteikta reikiama parama ir pagalba? ... ...ministras J. Bernatonis, ES pagrindinių teisių agentūros direktorius Morten Kjaerum, ES vidaus reikalų komisarė Cecilia Malmstrőm. Tarptautinę...
Svenska Dagbladet - "Samtidigt som vi i helgen minns Kristallnatten och nazisternas övergrepp mot Europas judar presenterar EU:s byrå för grundläggande rättigheter en rapport om antisemitism i Sverige och Europa." ...
Népszabadság - "Alapjogi Ügynökség: Morten Kjaerum igazgató szerint a kormánynak komolyan kell vennie a helyzetet. Aggasztónak minősítette a zsidók körében tapasztalható félelmet Morten Kjaerum, az Európai Unió Alapjogi Ügynöksége (FRA) lapunknak nyilatkozó igazgatója." ... (Interview with Morten Kjaerum, FRA Director)
SvD Nyheter - "Samtidigt som vi i helgen minns Kristallnatten och nazisternas övergrepp mot Europas judar presenterar EU:s byrå för grundläggande rättigheter en rapport om antisemitism i Sverige och Europa." ...
La Libre Belgique - "L'Agence européenne des droits fondamentaux (FRA) publie vendredi les résultats d'une enquête réalisée auprès des populations juives de huit pays de l'Union européenne sur les expériences et les perceptions de l'antisémitisme, à l'occasion du 75e anniversaire de la Nuit de Cristal." ...
NRC Handelsblad - ..."Uit een onderzoek van het EU-Agentschap voor Mensenrechten in Wenen onder bijna 6000 Joden in acht EU-landen bleek deze week dat twee op de drie Europese Joden antisemitisme “een belangrijk probleem” in hun land vindt en dat 76 procent van hen zegt méér antisemitisme te ervaren dan vijf jaar geleden. Bijna 30 procent overweegt emigratie." ...
De Morgen - "De Kristallnacht mag dan al 75 jaar achter ons liggen, antisemitisme blijft weldegelijk een probleem. Dat blijkt uit een onderzoek van het Europees Bureau voor de Grondrechten. " ...
El País - "En vísperas de cumplirse el 75º aniversario del comienzo de la persecución de la comunidad judía en Alemania y que está grabada en la memoria colectiva como la noche de los cristales rotos, una encuesta realizada por la Agencia Europea de Derechos Fundamentales en ocho países europeos revela que el antisemitismo en el continente sigue vigente y que el odio hacia los judíos sigue creciendo." ...
Flanders News - ..."Although Kristallnacht was 75 years ago, a study by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights has revealed that anti-Semitism remains a problem within our society." ...
El Mundo - ..."Según un estudio presentado ayer en Viena por la Agencia para los Derechos Fundamentales, tres cuartas partes de los 6.000 judíos encuestados en ocho países diferentes perciben que el antisemitismo se manifiesta más abiertamente en los últimos cinco años. El 66% considera el antisemitismo como un problema al que se enfrenta en su día a a día y un 72% lamenta toparse con "discriminación a los judíos" en sus ámbitos profesionales." ...
The Sofia Globe - ..."Online anti-Semitism notably had worsened, according to the survey, done by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). Based in Vienna, FRA is an EU agency which provides the EU institutions and member states with independent, evidence-based advice on fundamental rights." ...
Jerusalem Post - "In the survey among 5,847 Jews from nine European Union member states, 29 percent of all respondents said that they considered emigrating in recent years because they did “not feel safe” living in their countries as Jews, according to Morten Kjaerum, the director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights which conducted the research among Jews from Sweden, France, Belgium, Britain, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Romania and Latvia." ... - "Мнозина евреи в Европа казват, че антисемитизмът се увеличава, в частност в интернет пространството, според изследване на Агенцията на Европейския съюз за основните права (АЕСОП), предаде БиБиСи." ...
L’Express - "En France, plus qu'ailleurs, les Juifs ont peur. Et désormais, c'est l'Europe qui l'affirme. En effet, une étude inédite de l'Agence européenne des droits fondamentaux (FRA), qui va faire du bruit, indique que dans l'Hexagone, les Juifs sont pessimistes sur leur avenir" ...
Le Monde - ..."Deux personnes interrogées sur trois perçoivent l'antisémitisme comme un véritable problème, et ce sentiment est le plus fort en Hongrie (91 %), en France (88 %) et en Belgique (88 %), selon le rapport établi par l'Agence des droits fondamentaux (FRA) de l'UE."...
Time: ... "In the survey by the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), 66 percent said they thought that anti-Semitism was a problem, and 76 percent believed it has gotten worse in the last five years. The survey was taken in 2012 in Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Sweden and the United Kingdom, home to a combined 90 percent of Europe’s Jewish population." ...
BBC article about the findings of the Jewish people’s experiences of antisemitic harassment, discrimination and hate crime in the EU survey.
Süddeutsche Zeitung - ..."Hass und Gewalt gegenüber Juden sind ein altes Problem - und gleichzeitig ein sehr aktuelles. Das zeigt eine Studie der EU-Agentur für Grundrechte (FRA), die deren Direktor am heutigen Freitag in Wien vorgestellt hat." ...
Zeit: ... "Eine deutliche Mehrheit der in der EU lebenden Juden ist mit zunehmendem Antisemitismus konfrontiert. In einer nicht repräsentativen Onlineumfrage der EU-Agentur für Grundrechte (FRA) gaben 76 Prozent der Befragten an, dass Antisemitismus innerhalb der vergangenen fünf Jahre in ihrem Land zugenommen habe. Zwei Drittel der Befragten (66 Prozent) sehen Antisemitismus als ein Problem innerhalb der acht untersuchten Mitgliedstaaten. Neben Deutschland sind dies Belgien, Frankreich, Italien, Lettland, Schweden, Ungarn und Großbritannien. " ...
European Jewish Press - "The results of the survey presented Friday in Vienna by European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) Director Morten Kjaerum on Jewish people’s experiences and perceptions of hate crime, discrimination and anti-Semitism in Europe, the first of its kind, show that 66 % of the respondents feel that anti-Semitism has increased over the past five years, particularly as concerns anti-Semitic comments and hate speech online." ...
Il Fatto Diritti - ..."L’Agenzia europea per i diritti fondamentali ha scelto la vigilia del 75° anniversario della Notte dei cristalli per presentare i risultati dell’ultima ricerca sulla diffusione dell’antisemitismo nell’Unione europea. Trascorsi tre quarti di secolo dal 9 novembre 1938 che con pogrom e attacchi a migliaia di negozi, abitazioni e sinagoghe segnò l’inizio della fase più violenta della persecuzione nazista contro gli ebrei, l’antisemitismo è ancora un fenomeno radicato nel continente." ...
NewEurope - "The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) released on 8 November the first-ever survey on the experiences and perception of the Jewish community living in Europe today about hate speech, exclusion, discrimination and anti-Semitism." ...
Article on the findings of the findings of the FRA survey of Jewish people’s experiences and perceptions of hate crime, discrimination and antisemitism in the EU in the Guardian.
EU Observer - "Some two-thirds of Jews living in France fear a verbal or physical assault in the next 12 months, according to a new EU survey." ..." The findings, by the EU's Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) in Vienna, came out on Friday (8 November) in its first ever attempt to collect comparable data on anti-Semitism in Europe." ...
The Guardian: Comment on the potential impact of the findings of the FRA survey of Jewish people’s experiences and perceptions of hate crime, discrimination and antisemitism in the EU. ... "This is the value of the Fundamental Rights Agency survey. It reminds us that antisemitism affects Jews. Responding to antisemitism is much more complex and difficult than it once was. But the starting point has to be with Jews, just as any response to racism has to start with concern for its victims."...
Il Fatto Quotidiano - "Studio dell'Agenzia europea per i diritti fondamentali che ha intervistato 6mila ebrei. "È particolarmente desolante vedere che Internet, un mezzo che dovrebbe essere di comunicazione e dialogo, è usato come strumento di vessazioni antisemite” spiega il direttore dell'agenzia Morten Kjaerum" ...
Der Standard: 76 Prozent der EU-weit befragten Juden finden, die Situation habe sich in den vergangenen Jahren verschlimmert - Diskriminierung im Internet nimmt zu. ... "Zu diesem Schluss kommt die Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte (FRA). Sie veröffentlichte am Freitag die ersten vergleichbaren Zahlen über die Erfahrungen der jüdischen Bevölkerung mit antisemitischer Belästigung innerhalb der EU." ...
Kurier: Eine Studie zeigt, dass Juden in der EU immer noch Angriffen ausgesetzt sind - und diese oft nicht anzeigen. ... "Die Ergebnisse der Befragung wurde am Freitag von der Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte (FRA) in Wien präsentiert. " ...
De Standaard - "De Kristallnacht is zaterdagavond 75 jaar geleden, maar antisemitisme blijft wel degelijk een probleem. Dat blijkt uit een onderzoek van het Europees Bureau voor de Grondrechten. "...
Il Mondo - "L'Agenzia dell'Unione europea per i diritti fondamentali (Fra) pubblica un rapporto sull'antisemitismo in Europa, nel quale presenta i risultati di un sondaggio che è stato condotto nelle comunità ebraiche di otto paesi europei, tra i quali anche l'Italia." ...
Open Democracy: After the recent tragedy in Lampedusa, a number of politicians and commentators have claimed that what Italy needs to face the current refugees crisis is more support from the European Union. Politics aside, what does this claim really imply?
EU Inside: The anti-systemic protests in Bulgaria continue. Although they melted in terms of a number of physical participants in them, they got a new impetus with the rebellion of students in several Bulgarian universities.
Haugesunds Avis: I Sverige unngår 50 prosent av den jødiske minoriteten å gå med symboler som viser deres identitet, og 80 prosent har selv opplevd en økende antisemittisme de siste årene.
ORF TV: Ioannis Dimitrakopoulos speaks about the problems with Roma assistance programmes in the EU (1:45-1:55).
Euronews: How does a deeply divided European Union manage the migration of the Roma as some member states move to send them home? In this edition of the Network, at the European Parliament in Brussels, we speak to Lívia Járóka, Hungarian Vice-Chair of the parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, and a member of the European Peoples Party group. Also taking part from Vienna is Morten Kjaerum, Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and in Bucharest we hear from Barbora Cernusakova, researcher for Central Europe for Amnesty International. Österreich muss mehr Flüchtlinge aufnehmen, , fordert der Chef der EU-Agentur für Grundrechte. Er war zu Gast bei der Jahresversammlung des Oö. Netzwerks gegen Rassismus und Rechtsextremismus in Schloss Puchberg.
Sverigesradio: Det senaste årets hårda kritik mot Ungerns nya grundlag har väckt frågan om ett EU-land ska kunna kränka mänskliga rättigheter utan att unionen ingriper. EU:s justitiekommissionär Viviane Reding kämpar hårt för att EU ska kunna gå hårdare fram än i dag, men motståndet mot det är kompakt. Hör en intervju med Vivian Reding. Samtal med Studio Ett:s EU-reporter Susanne Palme och Jonas Grimheden, avdelningschef på EU:s byrå för grundläggande rättigheter i Wien.
Profil: Wenn die Betroffenheit Europas nach der Katastrophe von Lampedusa echt wäre, müsste es für Afrikaner eine faire Chance auf Einwanderung geben. Es sieht nicht danach aus. ... "gefährliche Reise auf sich zu nehmen , schreibt die in Wien ansässige Grundrechte-Agentur der EU in einem aktuellen Bericht, der sich mit der"...
Dagbladet Arbejderen: EU-landene opbyggede for en del år siden et "Fort Europa" til at holde alle immigranter ude, uden at bekymre sig om at vurdere, hvorvidt de kunne have et konventionssikret beskyttelsesbehov eller ej. ..."Flygtningehjælp og nuværende chef for EU's Agentur for Grundlæggende Rettigheder, Morten Kjærum, sige cirka sådan her: "Man kunne have fået styr"... Les récents naufrages meurtriers montrent les limites des procédures de sauvetage des bateaux de migrants, où s'imbriquent institutions européennes, pays membres, navires militaires et commerciaux et technologies de pointe. ..." L’Agence européenne des droits fondamentaux, dans un récent rapport, rappelait une évidence: «Un système efficient de sauvetage en mer Méditerranée est essentiel pour sauver des vies.» Comprendre: ce système, aujourd’hui, n’est pas efficient." ...
Lampedusa exposes Europe
El Pais: La tragedia de los naufragios evidencia la ineficacia de la UE frente a la inmigración. ... “Aunque apenas hay causas contra ellos, hemos descubierto, entrevistando a pescadores del Mediterráneo, que tienen miedo de ayudar porque temen ser penalizados”, apunta Adriano Silvestri, de la Agencia de los Derechos Fundamentales." ...
Rai GrParlamento: Ospiti : Roberta Angellillo, vice pres. Parlamento EU ppe-pdl; Francesco Speroni, Lega Nord Europa della liberta' e della democrazia; on. Andrea Cozzolino; Ambasciatore Stefano Sannino; Adriano Silvestri (23:04-28:50), capo settore asilo, migrazioni e frontiere; Padre Patrick Daly, segretario generale COMECE; Marco Zatterin, giornalista de' "La Stampa"; Andrea Zanoni, Adle eurodeputato relatore; Giacomo mazzone, Dirett. Relazioni Istituzionali EBU. : Es geht um den Schutz der Demokratie und darum, aktionistische und Wertedebatten bei entsprechenden Anlässen durch eine faktenorientierte und permanente Diskurskultur allen Mitgliedsstaaten gegenüber zu ersetzen. ..."und auf der Reform und der Stärkung des Mandats der Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte und auf der Struktur eines intensiveren Dialogs...
Jyllands Posten - Messerschmidt - JP Blogs: Nej, det er hverken en frådende mullah i Riyadh eller en gammeltestamentlig prædikant i Alabama, som står for udbruddet, men en revysang med Jørgen Ryg og Preben Kaas. ..."En EU-polyp, der hedder Agenturet for Grundlæggende Rettigheder med danskeren Morten Kjærum som formand, advarer i en erklæring om, at selv om".. .
Telegraf Online: DREPTUL DE A MIGRA Recenta tragedie de la Lampedusa, în sudul Italiei, în care 250 de oameni şi-au pierdut viaţa, iar alţi 150 sunt daţi dispăruţi, a determinat Agenţia pentru Drepturile Fundamentale (FRA), cu sediul la Viena, să facă un apel la revizuirea politicilor migratorii în vigoare în ..." frontierelor şi cerinţele şi drepturile migranţilor , a subliniat danezul Morten Kjaerum, directorul agenţiei europene. Migranţii nu trebuie să" ...
Terra Noticias: La Agencia para los Derechos Fundamentales (FRA), con sede en Viena, llamó el martes a "revisar las políticas migratorias vigentes en los países miembros de la Unión Europea" (UE), después de "la reciente tragedia" en Lampedusa. ..."las necesidades y los derechos de los emigrantes", opinó el danés Morten Kjaerum, director de la agencia europea, citado en un comunicado." ...
Agentia Nationala De Presa Agerpres : Agenţia pentru drepturile fundamentale (FRA), cu sediul la Viena, a făcut apel marţi la ''revizuirea politicilor migratorii în vigoare în cadrul ţărilor membre ale Uniunii Europene'' (UE), ca urmare ''a recentei tragedii de la Lampedusa'' (sudul Italiei), relatează AFP. ..."frontierelor şi cerinţele şi drepturile migranţilor'', a subliniat danezul Morten Kjaerum, directorul agenţiei europene, citat într-un comunicat." ...
Der Standard: Berlin und Wien gegen Abrücken von Dublin-II-Verordnung - EU-Kommission schlägt Frontex-Operation vor - Europaabgeordnete fordern Verteilungsschlüssel ..."Wir müssen jetzt handeln, um ein Gleichgewicht zu finden zwischen unseren Grenzkontrollrechten und den Bedürfnissen und Rechten der Migranten", betonte FRA-Direktor Morten Kjaerum in einer Aussendung. Konkret forderte er, dass Fischer künftig nicht mehr bestraft werden sollen, wenn sie in Seenot geratene Migranten retten." ...
EU refugee policy
FRA expert Aydan Iyiguengoer is interviewed for Austrian television ORF 1 on the subject of EU refugee policy. She points to the need for the EU to revisit current measures to combat irregular migration.
Malta Today: MEP Metsola said that it is troubling that the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has stated that one in four people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or intersex (LGBTI) have been threatened or physically attacked in the past five years.
Vienna leads in LGBT Rights
Der Standard states that compared to other EU countries, Austria’s LGBT population is only doing moderately well. However, some cities, like Vienna, are doing much more than the rest of the country, according to FRA Director Morten Kjaerum.
City of Vienna wants to fight against homophobia FRA Director Morten Kjaerum told guests at a conference on antidiscrimination that recent statistics on homophobic violence were dramatic. Many victims of hate crimes don’t report the incident due to low expectations of help or out of fear of being discriminated again.
Vienna leads in LGBT Rights
Der Standard: Compared to other EU countries, Austria’s LGBT population is only doing moderately well. However, some cities, like Vienna, are doing much more than the rest of the country, according to FRA Director Morten Kjaerum.
Radio Slovakia International: On 21 September Slovakia hosted the fourth official Pride March, supporting the rights of the LGBTI community. Katarina Richterova decided to look at the topic more closely and spoke to Dennis van der Veur of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency.
European Voice: Morten Kjaerum, director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, compliments López Aguilar on his “important role” in tackling “issues of most common concern to those who are most vulnerable in the EU.”
EU Observer: A recent violent attack against a transgender person in a club in Sicily shows that transphobic and homophobic violence can happen anywhere. It is estimated that 80% of these crimes go unreported. But an EU wide survey published earlier this year by FRA gives some insight into the scale of the problem.
In his state of the union address this year European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso mentioned the rule of law as one of the fundamental European values that is growingly under threat. The Commission can address this by turning to the national judicial and European networks with which it works closely to help it in its work, and it can ask for support from FRA, but the agency currently has only been given a rather limited mandate by the EU legislator.
Hate speech kills: Who is responsible?
Gazeta Wyborcza: While speaking at a conference on hate speech in public debate, Morten Kjaerum pointed to a FRA study which shows that on average, 44% of EU citizens observe homophobic statements made by politicians in their countries. In Poland, this figure is 83%.
New Europe: According to a new report by Amnesty International, hate crime based on sexual orientation or gender identity continues to blight Europe. In addition, according to recent report by FRA, in the past five years one-in-four LGTBI people have been attacked or threatened with violence in Europe, while around 70% say that they cannot discuss their sexuality for fear of prejudice.
Fighting for their rights - Lithuania’s gays are afraid
Salzburger Nachrichten: During Lithuania’s EU Council Presidency, two gay activists want to show that homosexual love is not a perversion. According to a study by FRA, 76% of homosexuals in Lithuania feel heavily discriminated against because of their sexual orientation – that is the highest proportion in Europe.
Article by FRA Director Morten Kjaerum in the European Voice on how online harassment and bullying inflict terrible damage on levels of social solidarity and trust.
Spiegel Online International reports on residents of an immigrant neighbourhood in Hamburg that recently took to the streets in protest of what they say is prejudicial policing by local authorities. According to a FRA study, German citizens with foreign backgrounds are subjected to security checks at a significantly higher rate than others.
Article in EUObserver on a recent European Parliament report on Hungary proposes the creation of an early warning mechanism called the “Alarm Agenda,” the establishment of a so-called “Copenhagen Commission” that would monitor human rights compliance inside the Union, and strengthen the role of FRA.
Why do we wait for fundamental rights
Taraf: Article on comments made by Turkish Member of Parliament, Aykan Erdemir about the country's membership of FRA as an observer.
Country disputes threaten those in need of rescue at sea
Helsingin Sanomat: FRA Director Morten Kjaerum and Adriano Silvestri, the main author of the EU’s southern sea borders report, are cited about the rights of rescued migrants to be safeguarded and to receive assistance.
EU Observer: A report published by FRA found that Finland, France, and Sweden registered an increase in attacks against Muslims between 2010 and 2011.
EUbusiness: Children in the European Union are increasingly falling victim to the economic crisis, warned FRA, citing the case of Greece where school-children were suffering from hunger. Against a backdrop of rising unemployment and increased deprivation, "child poverty in the EU is an issue of growing concern," said FRA in its 2012 annual report.
The Hindu reports that the EU is calling for action to counter discrimination and violence against homosexuals after the FRA survey revealed many LGBT people are living in fear in the EU.
Most of the homosexuals are concealing their sexual orientation
Die Zeit online reports that according to the FRA LGBT study a majority of LGBT people are concealing their sexual orientation / identity.
Retention of PNR data from abroad
The European Parliament has rejected the proposal of the European Commission on the use of air travel Passenger Name Record (PNR) data. Critics, such as the European Data Protection Supervisor and the European Agency for Fundamental Rights, have seen a risk to the protection of passenger’s data.
The Government wants to double the maximum ceiling of fines for racial discrimination
A law amendment proposed by the Portuguese government on racial discrimination draws on Fundamental Rights Agency’s findings on victims of discrimination and non-reporting, reports Portuguese daily newspaper Público.
Morten Kjaerum: Roma and the majority population can both benefit when you involve them
FRA Director speaks to Euractiv during his recent visit to Slovakia. He explains what the Fundamental Rights Agency does and how it can help Slovak authorities deal with the human rights challenges they are faced with by calling on FRA data and expertise.
Adriano Silvestri, the main author of the EU’s southern sea borders report, underlines the principle of non-refoulement and calls for better training of border guards and organisations. FRA’s expert also stresses the importance of cooperation with third countries the amount of risks that migrants take in their effort to reach Europe and the need of a better use of Eurosur system, reports Europolitics.
Europeans, still islamophobes
FRA Director refers to the wealth that minorities may bring to societies, not only in terms of diversity, but also of economic growth. He further comments that discrimination could also be a consequence of the economic crisis, the latter of which, however, should not become an excuse of not fighting against racism and prejudice, reports La Libre.
Member States should balance privacy rights and access to documents says FRA’s expert on data protection Mario Oetheimer to EU Observer. Such a national balance should be clearly reflected in the EU regulation.
New Europe reports from the PICUM Conference in Brussels where, FRA expert, Maria Amor Martin Estebanez highlighted the agency’s research on the migrant children’s access to education, healthcare and housing. reports that in a recent FRA study, as many as one in four Roma (in the Czech Republic, Greece and Poland), Somalis (in Finland and Denmark), and Africans (in Malta and Ireland), said they had experienced hate-motivated violence or serious harassment in the previous 12 months.
Technology interferes with human rights
Slovenian daily Dnevnik writes about the fundamental rights risks of the planned EU border surveillance system EUROSUR. Adriano Silvestri, head of FRA’s research into asylum, migration and borders, discusses the potential advantages and disadvantages of the system with the newspaper.
Europe’s long path to equality
Article in Zeit online reports that while France is amending its laws to allow homosexual couples to marry, research by FRA and other organisations shows that prejudice and discrimination are still widespread in many EU countries.
"National authorities have to act"
The Fundamental Rights Agency can support national authorities in taking action against antisemitism and racism, FRA Director Morten Kjaerum tells Austrian newspaper Kurier.
Opinion article in the English version of Kathimerini about hate crime and its impact on victims, their families and society at large. The article emphasises the need to record, investigate and prosecute such offences, and describes the role of international organisations such as FRA and the OSCE in combatting bias-motivated crimes.
Do not turn a blind eye to hate crimes
Opinion article in Spanish daily newspaper El Pais about hate crime and its impact on victims, their families and society at large. The article emphasises the need to record, investigate and prosecute such offences, and describes the role of international organisations such as FRA and the OSCE in combatting bias-motivated crimes.
Children without papers: the right to attend school
This series of documentaries show the life of a fragmented Eritrean refugee family living in hiding in Sweden. The possibility of continuous schooling has been virtually non-existent for the sons of the family, which through the long flight lost many years of training. FRA Director Morten Kjaerum and FRA expert on the rights of irregular migrants Ann-Charlotte Nygard provide expertise knowledge on the situation of undocumented children in the EU and their right to education to better protect human rights.
In an interview in the “Times of Malta”, the FRA Director speaks about justice and human rights particularly focusing on the need for a judicial reform, which will mean adapting law courts to the digital age.
Report on the debate held on 13 December 2012 at the European Parliament. The discussion focused on the proposal by the European Commission to accord FRA more powers to scrutinise the performance of EU countries in judicial co-operation.
Roadmap on Equal Treatment
The European Parliament has published a study that includes a potential equality EU Roadmap for LGBT people. The European Parliament is now awaiting the results of the survey of the Fundamental Rights Agency on the situation of LGBT people in the European Union and Croatia, which will be available in the first half of 2013.
The Visit of the Director of Fundamental Rights Agency
The FRA Director and the Slovenian Human Rights Ombudsman agreed on the need of a national human rights institution especially during the current period of crisis, when the rights of vulnerable groups (such as children rights) are most in danger.
Threatened democracy and human rights in the EU in the future?
Seminar on EU developments for limited press freedom in some countries, discrimination against minorities and the growth of estrema political parties as transmitted by Swedish television program SVT Forums. Includes speech given by FRA Director, Morten Kjaerum at 141 mins.
"EU-Agentur nimmt Stellung" ("The EU Fundamental Rights Agency takes position). Published in the printed version of Kurier, 17 September 2012, page 11. In reaction to Kurier’s article “Buch nimmt Strache ins Visier”, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency presents its role and its work on the area of Anti-Semitism.
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