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Migration: Key fundamental rights concerns - Quarterly bulletin 2
May
2019

Migration: Key fundamental rights concerns - Quarterly bulletin 2

Paper
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights has been regularly collecting data on migration since September 2015. This report focuses on the fundamental rights situation of people arriving in Member States and EU candidate countries particularly affected by migration movements. It addresses fundamental rights concerns between 1 January and 31 March 2019.
Beyond the peak: challenges remain, but migration numbers drop
March
2019

Beyond the peak: challenges remain, but migration numbers drop

Paper
This report looks into the fundamental rights situation of asylum applicants and beneficiaries of international protection in the EU throughout 2018. It pulls together the main issues identified in FRA’s regular updates on fundamental rights related to asylum, migration and borders in selected EU Member States, which the agency has been publishing since September 2015.
Experiences and perceptions of antisemitism - Second survey on discrimination and hate crime against Jews in the EU - Summary
March
2019

Experiences and perceptions of antisemitism - Second survey on discrimination and hate crime against Jews in the EU - Summary

Summary
This summary outlines the main findings of FRA’s second survey on Jewish people’s experiences with hate crime, discrimination and antisemitism in the European Union – the biggest survey of Jewish people ever conducted worldwide.

Belgium, Question n° 154 ... à la secrétaire d'État à la Lutte contre la pauvreté, à l'Égalité des chances, aux Personnes handicapées, et à la Politique scientifique, chargée des Grandes Villes, adjointe au ministre des Finances

Stéphanie Thoron
Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for the fight against poverty, equal opportunity, persons with disabilities, and science policy (No. 154), 24 August 2015. In the context of the EU Commissioner for Social Affairs’ initiative for a European disabilty card, a question was asked to the Secretary of State to know what is being done with regard to that initiative. In support of the question, the deputee mentioned the obligation to adopt measures to facilitate the life of persons with disabilities under Article 26 of the Charter. The Charter is relevant here because a deputee is making an inquiry as to whether a practical obligation under the Charter is being respected.
CHAMBRE 2 e SESSION DE LA 54e LÉGISLATURE = KAMER 2e ZITTING VAN DE 54e ZITTINGS PERIODE

Belgium, Projet de Loir portant des dispositions diverses en matière sociale - Amendements -

Proposed amendment No. 39 to the bill pertaining to various social provisions. Article 2 of this bill sets a certain amount for the minimum wage for flexi-jobs. On the matter of that article, a parliamentary deputee invoked the Charter, in conjunction with Directive 2003/88/EC and more specifically the right of every worker to yearly paid leave to propose an amendment to the minimum wage amount. There is a clear impact of the Charter as the deputee directly invoked a very practical right provided for in the Charter to propose an amendment.
CHAMBRE 2 e SESSION DE LA 54e LÉGISLATURE = KAMER 2e ZITTING VAN DE 54e ZITTINGS PERIODE

Belgium, Question de M. Philippe Blanchart au vice-premier ministre et ministre des Affaires étrangères et européennes... sur "la position belge en matière de liberté d'expression" (No. 3863)

Philippe Blanchart
Parliamentary question to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (No. 3863), 8 July 2015. In the context of blasphemy, apostasy and defamation of religion versus the freedom of speech under the Charter, a question was asked if, within the framework of the Belgian presidency of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers, those issues were being raised and what was Belgium’s stance on the matter. The Minister of Foreign Affairs answered that this matter was not being explicitly raised in the framework of the Belgian presidency of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers. The Charter is relevant and has an impact in this context as it was used by a member of the Belgian Parliament to inquire whether Belgium was making efforts to promote the compliance of the Charter abroad.
CHAMBRE-2e SESSION DE LA 54e LÉGISLATURE = KAMER 2e ZITTING VAN DE 54e ZITTINGSPERIODE

Belgium, Question et réponse écrite - Conseil européen des 24 et 25 octobre 2013 et la censure sur internet.

Roel Deseyn, CD&V
Written question by a member of parliament to the Prime Minister about internet censorship.The member of parliament posed a question regarding the proposition of a regulation by European Commissioner Kroes COM(2013) 627, which provides that operators can block websites without intervention of the police or the court in order to prevent crimes. The member of parliament stated: ‘Internet censorship needs to be dealt with very carefully given the freedom of expression and information as provided in article 11 of the Charter of fundamental rights of the European Union.’
Question et réponse écrite = Schriftelijke vraag en antwoord

Belgium, Question et réponse écrite - La liberté de la presse dans le sud-est de l'Europe

Daphné Dumery, N-VA
Question by a member of parliament to the minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and European Affairs about freedom of the press in South East Europe. In his reply to the parliamentary question, the minister referred to the Charter when stating the following: ‘[u]ntil today the EU has, through interventions of its representatives and with the support of Belgium, repeated several times that the freedom of expression, guaranteed in article 11 of the Charter of fundamental rights of the European Union, is a pillar of democracy. (…)’
Question et réponse écrite = Schriftelijke vraag en antwoord
Experiences and perceptions of antisemitism - Second survey on discrimination and hate crime against Jews in the EU
December
2018

Experiences and perceptions of antisemitism - Second survey on discrimination and hate crime against Jews in the EU

Report
This report outlines the main findings of FRA’s second survey on Jewish people’s experiences with hate crime, discrimination and antisemitism in the European Union – the biggest survey of Jewish people ever conducted worldwide. Covering 12 EU Member States, the survey reached almost 16,500 individuals who identify as being Jewish. It follows up on the agency’s first survey, conducted in seven countries in 2012.
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