FRA in the news

Palizas al grito de “¡arriba España, maricones!”

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.

Strategien gegen die Überwachung durch Geheimdienste

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.“

Más de la mitad de las europeas evitan lugares y situaciones por temor al acoso físico y sexual

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 mujeres responden sobre la violencia de género

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

Portuguesas estão informadas sobre violência mas denunciam pouco

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 tem leis para combater violência contra mulheres, falta “mudar mentalidades”

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”.

It's time to take action against Islamophobia in Europe

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…

L'antisémitisme en hausse en Europe: où sont les défenseurs des droits de l'homme?

Anti-Semitism on the rise in Europe, where are the defenders of human rights?
Huffington Post.fr: 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.

Should rape crimes be time-barred?

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…

Projekt Hoffnung : Schüler der Rudolf-Steiner-Schule in München sanieren in Rumänien ein ganzes Dorf und bekämpfen die Vorurteile gegenüber Roma

Project Hope : Students of the Rudolf Steiner School in Munich in Romania renovate an entire village and fight the prejudice against Roma
Sueddeutsche.de: 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.

The Difficult Work Of Measuring Anti-Semitism In Europe

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.

Der Schutz der Grundrechte hält die Gesellschaft zusammen

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.

Omofobia, la mappa dell'odio in Europa. E l'Italia è il Paese che discrimina di più

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.

C’è un segreto in Danimarca

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…

El Cermi alerta al director de la FRA sobre las amenazas a los derechos de las personas con discapacidad en España

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…

La pobreza infantil ha aumentado con la crisis, denuncia Agencia de la UE

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…

LEl cermi alerta al director de la fra sobre las amenazas a los derechos de las personas con discapacidad en espana

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…

Of guns and ballot boxes

United Kingdom
07/06/2014
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…

La Agencia de los Derechos Fundamentales de la UE pide más protección para gays, mujeres, judíos y migrantes

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…

«Medo» impede cidadãos da UE de denunciarem violação de direitos

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»…

Cyberbullying ‘common threat’ for children, says EU rights agency

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.

Malta under fire over migrant repatriation

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…

Un 26% de los judíos europeos dice haber sufrido acoso por su religión

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.

New Study: Anti-semitism on the rise in Europe

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…

Diritti umani: Kjaerum; violenza donne - Mare Nostrum Interview with Morten Kjaerum, FRA Director

EurActiv.it: Euractiv.it 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…

Illegale Zuwanderung nimmt dramatisch zu

Format.at: 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…

UNHCR, FRA, bishops concerned about deaths in the Mediterranean

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”…

Transgender and young gay people at greater risk of violence

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…

Latest migrant tragedy puts European response under the spotlight

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…

Gewalt gegen Transsexuelle

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"…

Jovens gays sofrem mais discriminação que adultos

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…

EU –Studie: Transsexuelle Menschen häufig Opfer von Gewalt

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"…

Direttore dell'Agenzia dell'Unione europea per i diritti fondamentali: Immigrazione, Kjaerum (Ue): bene Italia su Mare Nostrum

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"…

Transgenderisten in Europa nog steeds blootgesteld aan geweld

Nieuwsblad.be: 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…

Voting by the disabled

Malta
13/05/2014
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’…

Transgender-Personen werden oft bedroht

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." ...

¿Quién decide quién soy yo?

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…

Greece Ranks Low On Women Abuse Survey

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…

Are you interested in your rights? Then you should be interested in the European Parliament

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".

Europa hängt von uns Europäern ab

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…

Preventing unwelcome behaviour

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…

European Jewish Congress: Amid rising anti-Semitism, Jewish life in Europe unsustainable

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”…

España registró hasta 1.172 delitos de odio en 2013

ABC.es: 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»…

European Union Confronts Its Roma Problem

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…

Looking into Ana Bella’s mirror

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...

Agresiones sexuales, el costado silencioso de la violencia machista

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…

Roma claim discrimination in housing, job markets

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...

Bericht über Diskriminierung: Amnesty prangert Hass auf Roma in Europa an

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...

Asilo, frontiere ed immigrazione: pubblicato il manuale sul regime giuridico applicabile, in materia, nel diritto dell’Unione europea

Diritto.it: 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…

Strategien gegen den Hass

Germany
27/03/2014
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«.

In Europe, Anti-Semitism Looks Like Other Hate Crimes

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

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" ...

Un 22% de las europeas ha sufrido violencia machista y la mayoría calla

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."

Menos violencia machista que en el norte de la Unión Europea

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." ...

La violencia sexista azota a una de cada tres europeas

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'." ...

EU-Studie: 62 Millionen Frauen erlebten Gewalt

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." ...

Violenza sulle donne in Europa

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" ...

Violenza fisica, sessuale o psicologica: la subisce in Europa il 33% delle donne over 15, il 27% in Italia

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."...

Een op de twintig vrouwen in Europa is verkracht

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." ...

In Ue 62 mnl donne vittime di violenza

ANSA.it: "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." ...

Europa tiene una de las legislaciones más avanzadas del mundo

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”....

Europa tiene una de las legislaciones más avanzadas del mundo

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…

Homophobie gibt es auch in Europa

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...

Pour une feuille de route européenne contre l'homophobie

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. ...de route européenne contre l'homophobie En mai 2013, l'Agence européenne des Droits Fondamentaux soulignait la peur, l'isolement, le harcèlement...

Anonymous means NO identifying element left behind – EU handbook

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...

Véronique de Keyser, députée européenne socialiste, membre de l’intergroupe LGBT au Parlement européen

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...

L'état du dossier

Belgium
31/01/2014
RTBF.be: 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 no saben dónde acudir tras una violación de sus datos personales

ABC.es: 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...

La UE denuncia el persistente antisemitismo en Europa en el Día de Holocausto

ABC.es: 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...

Holocaust Memorial Day: Hate crimes against Jews are still a reality in Europe

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...

Human rights: Is the EU failing one of its main missions?

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." ...

EU-Urteil: Lesben und Schwule stehen wie Verheirateten Vergünstigungen zu

dieStandard.at: 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…

Chefs müssen Homosexuellen die gleichen Vorteile gewähren

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...

Le racisme se banalise en Europe

EurActiv.fr: 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 EU has retired its ‘working definition’ of anti-Semitism – it’s about time

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…

"Отворено общество": 75% чуват омразата по ТВ, следват интернет и градски транспорт (ГРАФИКИ)

24chasa.bg: 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...

Les Européens sont-ils plus racistes? Ils ont en tout cas débridé leur parole

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.

French Jewish leader: ‘Jews do not feel comfortable in France and across Europe’

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...

Juden machen sich zunehmend Sorgen

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)." ...

Assisting hate crime victims

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.

Assisting hate crime victims

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." ...

Malmstrom: hate crimes endanger European values

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.

Zunehmende Ängste europäischer Juden

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." ...

Ways to assist hate crime victims will be looked for in Vilnius

The Lithuania Tribune: The international conference ‘Combating Hate Crime in the EU’ will take place on 12-13 November in Vilnius, www.eu2013.lt has informed. ...data 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…

Hoe staat het 75 jaar na Kristallnacht met de jodenhaat in Duitsland?

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." ...

Антисемитизмът се увеличава в Европа

News.bg - "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." ...

Jews See Anti-Semitism Growing In Europe

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." ...

Was Europas Juden fürchten

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." ...

Juden fühlen sich in Europa zunehmend bedroht

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. " ...

38% of Jews in Europe avoid displaying symbols identifying them as Jews in public, EU body survey shows

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." ...

Antisemitismo, il 21% degli ebrei vittima di insulti e minacce in Europa

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." ...

Antisemitism hasn't gone away. We must find a way to talk about it

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."...

Antisemitismus: Fast jeder zweite ungarische Jude überlegte Auswanderung

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." ...

Una encuesta transnacional revela que el antisemitismo sigue vivo en Europa

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." ...

El antisemitismo pervive y coge fuerza en el Viejo Continente

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." ...

L’antisémitisme toujours d’actualité en Belgique selon une enquête Fundamental Rights Agency

Le Soir - "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." ...

Survey: 29% of European Jews considered emigrating due to anti-Semitism

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." ...

Lampedusa, Italy and the EU

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?

Gufs fra historien

International
26/10/2013
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.

Deep divisions over Europe’s Roma

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.

Hur ska EU hantera länder som kränker mänskliga rättigheter?

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.

Naufrages en Méditerranée: comment sauver plus de vies?

Slate.fr: 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 desnuda a Europa

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." ...

De druknede flygtninge er EU's ansvar

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"...

Spazio Europa “Immigrazione Problema Europeo”

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.

ÖGfE-Policy Brief von Gabriel Toggenburg Europa und seine Rechtsstaatshygiene

EurActiv.de : 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...

Fuga către Europa, capcană mortală

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" ...

Agencia para derechos fundamentales pide revisar políticas migratorias de UE - Terra España

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." ...

Tragedia de la Lampedusa: Agenţia FRA face apel la revizuirea politicilor migratorii în cadrul UE

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." ...

Nach Lampedusa-Tragödie: EU streitet über Flüchtlingsverteilung

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 Fluechtlingspolitik

Austria
04/10/2013
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.

Wien als Vorreiter bei Homo-Rechten

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.

Stadt Wien will Homophobie bekämpfen

City of Vienna wants to fight against homophobia
ORF.at: 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.

Slovakia Pride march

Austria
27/09/2013
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.

Justice aficionado

EU
26/09/2013
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 must change homophobic crime laws

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.

Time to blow away the hot air

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.

Opinion - The rule of law mechanism should be without anti-Eastern bias

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.

Kampf um Rechte: Litauens Schwule haben Angst

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.

Afdelingsdirektør: »På mit arbejde vil jeg jo være kendt for min faglighed - ikke min seksualitet«

Department Director - In my work, I will be known for my professionalism – not my sexuality
Politiken reports about difficulties of a coming out at the work place . Internal job changes solved the problem. According to a recent FRA study, one tenth of LGBT people in Denmark have experienced discrimination at work in the last year.

Speicherung von Fluggastdaten vor dem Aus

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.

Morten Kjaerum: Roma and the majority population can both benefit when you involve them

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.

Fundamental Rights Agency scrutinises four countries

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.

Les Européens, toujours islamophobes

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.

Συζήτηση στις Βρυξέλλες για την άνοδο του εξτρεμισμού

Discussion in Brussels on the rise of extremism
Article in Kathimerini about how 22 MEPs put the issue of extremism in Greece on the table, asking the Commission if it or the Fundamental Rights Agency intend to start monitoring the extremist activities in a systematic way and develop a plan to combat this phenomenon.

Tehnologija posega v človekove pravice

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.

El Pais: No hacer la vista gorda ante los delitos por odio

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.

Sveriges Utbildningsradio: Children without papers: the right to attend school

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.

Dnevnik: Zanima nas le ščitenje človekovih pravic, ne, kaj si o tem mislijo politični veljaki

Our interest is in the protection of human rights and not in the opinion of political leaders
In an interview with the Slovenian newspaper Dnevnik, the Director of FRA talks about the situation of Roma in Europe, asylum, migration, minorites in Slovenia, the Management Board of FRA, FRA’s work and its independent role vis-a vis the Member States and the political leaders.

Die Standard: "Fahrplan zur Gleichbehandlung"

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.

International Business Times: "German Roma holocaust victims memorialized, but discrimination persists"

A recent report from the European Agency for Fundamental Rights found that Roma people everywhere face poor living standards compared to their neighbours. Across Europe, about 90 percent of all Roma live below national poverty lines highlights IB Times on an article on Roma discrimination.
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