31.1.2014. – ERIO: ERIO’s recommendations to the Greek EU Presidency

31.1.2014. – ERIO: ERIO’s recommendations to the Greek EU Presidency

From January until June 2014,  Greece  takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union,  completing  the  term  of  the  trio  Ireland-Lithuania-Greece.  The  Greek  Presidency  takes place  at  a  time  where  the  EU  is  facing  a  worrying  rise  in  racism,  xenophobia,  right-wing extremist and fascist parties within a context of an economic crisis. Some important progress has been made towards Roma inclusion with the adoption of the Council Recommendation proposed by  the  European  Commission.  Although,  Roma  still  face  discrimination  and  their  rights  are systematically violated.  2014 is a key moment for defining the future course for developing the area of freedom, security and justice in the EU. As such, the Greek Presidency should ensure that human rights and equality remain the founding values of the Union.

Source (English language): http://www.erionet.eu/doc-recommendations_greek_presidency_2014

 

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