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On 6 December 2013, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the EU adopted conclusions on the evaluation of FRA.
The Justice and Home Affairs Council adopted conclusions on combating hate crime in the EU at its meeting on 6 December 2013.
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On the occasion of the International Day of Human Rights, the Vienna City Council is organising an event for the nomination of Vienna as a Human Rights City, following an initiative of Mr Manfred Nowak, Vice Chair of the FRA Management Board.
To mark Human Rights Day on 10 December, there will be a dialogue among representatives from the European Union, the business world, the United Nations and civil society to examine key challenges in implementing human rights in business operations and corporate social responsibility.
12/12/2013 to 13/12/2013
The FRA Management and Executive Boards will meet from 12 to 13 December.
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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 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…