Fundamental rights: MEPs to raise concerns about austerity and migrant returns
MEPs raise concerns about the impact of austerity measures on fundamental rights in the EU, and question "hot return" procedures for migrants, in a non-binding draft resolution to be voted on Tuesday. They also call on the European Commission to establish a “scoreboard” to monitor democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights in EU member states.
The draft resolution also comments on the rights of children, LGBTI people, religious and ethnic minorities and homeless people, and addresses issues such as freedom of speech, media freedom, anti-terrorism measures, privacy violations, surveillance and hate speech.
The resolution on fundamental rights in the EU in 2013 - 2014, is Parliament's reply to the Commission's annual report on fundamental rights in the Union.
Procedure: Non-legislative resolution
Debate: Monday, 7 September
Vote: Tuesday, 8 September