On 4 October, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty addressed the Rapporteur Group on External Relations of the Committee of Ministers at the Council of Europe. He stressed the importance of cooperation between the two bodies at a time when human rights are under increasing pressure.
On 29 September, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty gave a keynote speech at Equinet’s Annual General Meeting. He emphasised the fact that strong and independent Equality Bodies are needed more than ever at present as the EU struggles in the face of a crisis of values.
The FRA Director, Michael O’Flaherty, met representatives of the French government, its national parliament, national independent institutions and civil society organisations in Paris from 19 to 20 September.