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24/07/2015

Polish Senate discusses with FRA fundamental rights challenges and achievements in the EU

On 21 July, FRA presented the agency and its 2014 Annual Report of fundamental rights challenges and achievements to the Polish Senate in Warsaw. Speaking at the joint session of three parliamentary committees, the European Affairs Committee, Family, Social Policy and Senior Citizens’ Affairs Committee as well as Committee on Human Rights, Rule of Law and Petitions, the interim FRA Director, Constantinos Manolopoulos, focused on the issues of migration, victims’ rights and child rights.
22/07/2015

EU CRPD Framework site launched

The official website of the EU Framework for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is now live.

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22/07/2015 to 31/07/2015

Raising fundamental rights awareness in Vienna

Over the next two weeks FRA will meet with representatives from different organisations in Vienna to explore ways of raising awareness about fundamental rights and FRA’s Fundamental Rights Forum 2016 that will take place in June next year.
06/09/2015 to 09/09/2015

European conference on domestic violence

FRA will give a keynote speech and present the Agency’s survey on violence against women at the European Conference on Domestic Violence, which takes place from 6 to 9 September in Belfast.
19/11/2015 to 20/11/2015

Connecting to strengthen fundamental rights

On 19-20 November, FRA will bring together some of its key national stakeholders for a meeting in Vienna entitled ‘Connecting to strengthen fundamental rights’.

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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.