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FRA exchanges views on fundamental rights at EU Council

The FRA Director was invited to the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council to exchange views on fundamental rights to mark the adoption of the Council’s Conclusions on the application of the EU’s Fundamental Rights Charter.

In his speech in front of the Justice Ministers in Luxembourg on 12 October, the Director focused on the implementation of the Charter and presented the Agency’s perspective on issues that are highlighted in the Council Conclusions. These included internal security, asylum and migration, the rights of the child, racism and xenophobia, the space for civil society and how to better promote fundamental rights. He encouraged Member States to draw on the Agency’s work recalling that when the Charter entered into force, the European Council called on the EU institutions to ‘make full use of’ FRA’s expertise in devising the EU’s actions in the area of freedom, security and justice.