Monday

16th Jan 2017

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EU commissioner to join Dutch pride festival

EU justice commissioner Vera Jourova is to take part in a gay rights parade in Amsterdam Saturday, the European Commission confirmed Friday. The commission has for the first time sponsored a carnival float to take part in the "Europride" event. Jourova said in a statement "politicians need to be more vocal to protect the rights of more vulnerable groups". She is to meet US gay-rights diplomat Randy Berry in Amsterdam.

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