The European Parliament is the only directly elected European Union (EU) body and one of the largest democratic assemblies in the world. It represents the people of the EU. The European Parliament co-adopts EU laws together with representatives of the Member States.
The progression of far-right parties and parties propagating xenophobic and racist ideas in the 22-25 May 2014 Elections – with 79 MEPs from these parties elected – threatens the core European values of human rights and equality. There are real risks that the scapegoating of ethnic, racial and religious minorities, as well as migrants, could result in a weaker European Union and less accountability on States’ human rights obligations.
Entire statement is available on English language on the following address: http://www.erionet.eu/doc-joint-statement_02072014