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10th Dec 2019

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53% of Europeans think LGTBI discrimination is widespread

More than half (53 percent) of Europeans say that discrimination based on sexual orientation is widespread in their country. And, according to a Eurobarometer survey, under 40 percent of respondents in Slovakia, Romania, and Bulgaria believe that LGTBI people should have the same rights as heterosexuals. "Discrimination, harassment, hate speech, and violence continue to be a daily reality for many LGBTI people in the EU," said commissioner Vera Jourová.

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EU must manage climate and industry together

For Romanian centre-right MEP Adina-Ioana Valean, the previous chair of environment committee and current chair of industry, research and energy (ITRE), climate and industrial policy-making must go hand-in-hand to bring sustainability and prosperity to Europe.

Opinion

Does Malta's Labour Party now belong in S&D?

The Maltese Labour Party is a curious creature. No minister, MEP, MP, president, or former president has yet criticised Joseph Muscat publicly and outright over the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Human rights abusers to face EU blacklists

Human rights abusers worldwide will, in future, face EU asset freezes and travel bans under new-model sanctions agreed by foreign ministers in Brussels.

Zahradil 'conflict of interest' probe may flounder

The European Parliament's internal body, designed to sanction MEPs for conflicts of interests, has failed to deliver any meaningful verdicts. Some are hoping a future proposal for a new independent ethics body will help hold MEPs accountable.

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