The situation with human rights protection in the EU is far from being perfect, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in the report “On the situation with human rights in the European Union.” The report first analyzes general trends in the EU, and then proceeds to problems in separate countries. One can only welcome the unexpected courage of Russia’s Foreign Ministry in the criticism of Brussels.
“Steady rise of xenophobia, racism, aggressive nationalism, chauvinism and neo-Nazism remain one of the most serious problems,” the document said. The report is published on the official website of the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation: http://www.mid.ru/bdomp/ns-dgpch.nsf/03c344d01162d351442579510044415b/44257b100055de8444257c60004a6491
In France and the UK, one incident of anti-Semitism is reported every day, in Germany – three. In the Netherlands and Belgium, anti-immigrant sites were made, mainly of anti-Islamic orientation. Discrimination of Roma is commonplace in the EU Member States.”
Source (English language): http://english.pravda.ru/russia/politics/17-01-2014/126617-russia_european_union_criticism-0/