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European Parliament Committee Chair underlines FRA’s key role in EU fundamental rights landscape

The Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), MEP Claude Moraes, highlighted the vital role the Agency’s work plays in respecting, promoting and protecting fundamental rights during his visit to FRA on 22 November.

He expressed his appreciation for the quality and usefulness of FRA work which is widely respected and used by the LIBE Committee across the many legislative areas it is working on. He spoke of how the Agency’s comparative studies, Opinions, surveys as well as general support and expertise are a great support to the European Parliament which rely on the robust evidence the Agency provides to help it shape EU policies.

The visit to the Agency was an opportunity to exchange views on fundamental rights with the Director and Agency staff. It also gave him a chance to have focused thematic discussions on such topics as migration and asylum, security and fundamental rights, integration, as well as equality and non-discrimination.

MEP Moraes will feed the outcomes of the discussions into the LIBE Committee’s work.