Parliamentary question - O-000011/2023Parliamentary question

Combating discrimination in the EU – the long-awaited horizontal anti-discrimination directive

Question for oral answer  O-000011/2023
to the Commission
Rule 136
Juan Fernando López Aguilar
on behalf of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Procedure : 2023/2582(RSP)
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Texts tabled :
O-000011/2023 (B9-0014/2023)
Texts adopted :

It has been 14 years since the European Parliament adopted its position on the horizontal anti-discrimination directive on 2 April 2009. Since then and despite repeated calls from Parliament, the proposal remains blocked in the Council. The adoption of the horizontal anti-discrimination directive would offer a comprehensive framework for combating discrimination at EU level and would remove loopholes in the existing framework in order to ensure equal protection from a horizontal approach and for everyone. In the current context of the increasing backlash against fundamental rights, it is urgent that the EU comply with its obligation to combat discrimination. Against this background:

Submitted: 2.3.2023

Lapses: 3.6.2023

Last updated: 6 March 2023
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