The report summarises the findings of the Agency's on-going data collection through its RAXEN National Focal Points (NFPs) in each of the 27 Member States of the EU. The Annual Report gives an overview on the following themes and issues, also highlighting examples of good practice:
The Annual Report's main conclusions relate to the patchy implementation of the EU's anti-discrimination legislation and the vigour with which the legislation is applied. This relates to the existence and powers of equality bodies and the effectiveness in applying the legislation. There is a lack of awareness about the possibilities of legal redress that are open to victims of discrimination.
The report concludes with the Agency's Opinions on measures needed to combat racism and discrimination more effectively at EU level as well as at the level of Member States. The report stresses the central importance of equality bodies in making the Racial Equality Directive work, and the importance of sanctions in raising awareness about the legislation and its principles among the public.
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