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FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report presented to the Council

FRA’s Director presented the key findings of its Fundamental Rights Report 2019 at the Council of the EU’s Working Party on Fundamental Rights, Citizens’ Rights and Free Movement of Persons (FREMP) on 24 June.

He focused on issues of concerns in 2018 such as the discrimination and harassment of Jews, Muslims and Roma, migrants deaths in the Mediterranean sea and personal data risks. He also noted positive developments in 2018.

These include the European Pillar of Social Rights, the General Data Protection Regulation, increased attention towards the EU’s Fundamental Rights Charter and the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the exchange of good practices among Member States.

At the meeting, the European Commission presented its annual Report on the application of the Charter. In past years justice ministers have used the data and analysis of both reports in the Council Conclusions on the application of the Charter.

These conclusions are usually adopted at the Justice and Home Affairs Council in October.