24.1.2014. – novinite.com: Bulgarian MEP, Experts Unanimously Condemn Xenophobia Endemic

24.1.2014. – novinite.com: Bulgarian MEP, Experts Unanimously Condemn Xenophobia Endemic

The Representation of the European Parliament in Bulgaria organized a conference “Europe in the 21st Century: Democracy against Racism, Xenophobia, and the Language of Hate”.

The event held on January 24th, was initiated by the Bulgarian Member of the European Parliament, Metin Kazak. Mr. Kazak is a member of the predominantly ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE).

Around 50% of the victims of hate crime and hate speech do not report it to the police. Major reasons for this are the lack of adequate reactions from the authorities, as well as biased interpretations of events from the media.”

The MEP stressed that this is not an exclusively Bulgarian phenomenon, but a European one.

Source (English language): http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=157544

 

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