Tag Archives: fundamental rights

16.7.2014, fra.europa.eu – FRA Director highlights need to strengthen fundamental rights across the EU

Despite the numerous fundamental rights achievements that the EU has made over the years, many people across Europe continue to suffer. Greater access to justice for victims and a stronger institutional framework for fundamental rights are two areas of particular note that the FRA Director, Morten Kjaerum, highlighted when addressing the Council Working Party on Fundamental Rights, Citizens’ Rights and ... Read More »

11.7.2014, fra.europa.eu – FRA publishes highlights of key developments in fundamental rights in 2013

The EU and its Member States took further important steps in the protection and promotion of fundamental rights last year, as FRA’s just-released summary of its Annual report highlights. This year’s Annual report summary – Highlights 2013 – puts the spotlight on key legal and policy developments in the field of fundamental rights in 2013. These include new international commitments, ... Read More »

6.6.2014, fra.europa.eu – How to strengthen Europe’s fundamental rights protection: FRA suggests ways forward

As EU ministers meet to discuss the future of the EU’s policies on freedom, security and justice, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) outlines practical suggestions in its Annual report about how to ensure people in the EU can have their rights better protected. It also maps out the fundamental rights challenges and achievements that took place over the ... Read More »

14.1.2014. – The Guardian: As the European elections approach, it’s time to stop the politics of cowardice

In the current climate, a suggestion for a more equal, democratic EU is branded a ‘Marxist manifesto for a European superstate’. European democracy will only be built by citizens throughout the continent engaging in productive debates about our common future. When that real conversation happens, more people will realise that advancing on many of the things we care most about ... Read More »