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FRA presents evidence of discrimination to Social Questions Working Party

On invitation of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, FRA presented evidence on discrimination to the Social Questions Working Party of the Council in Brussels on 7 October.

It drew from its minority and discrimination survey, its LGBT survey and other research on discrimination experiences on grounds of religion or belief, age, disability and sexual orientation.

The meeting served to prepare the next EPSCO Council of 24 October where Ministers responsible for equality and non discrimination will discuss the proposed equal treatment directive and try to break the deadlock of this legal initiative after 11 years of negotiations in the Council of the EU.