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Europe

The EC’s five-year gender equality strategy

The EC have adopted their new five year strategy to promote equality between women and men.

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Equality Bodies

Discrimination & Poverty: Public hearing in Denmark

The Danish Institute for Human Rights will organise a public hearing on the connection between discrimination and poverty on 26 October in Copenhagen.

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Equality Bodies

Anonymous application procedures – first scheme to be launched in Germany

The German FADA will launch a pilot scheme on anonymous application procedures in partnership with five enterprises and the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.

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Equality Bodies

Maltese project ‘Strengthening Equality beyond Legislation-VS/2009/0405

The Maltese NCPE is currently working on a EU project which aims to implement further legislation on non-discrimination through awareness raising, training, and research.

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Equality Bodies

First ‘mercredi de la HALDE’ – expert roundtable discussion

On 22nd September 2010, the HALDE launches the first ‘Mercredi de la HALDE’ in a series of expert roundtable discussions. Topic: gender discrimination in the employment and pension plans.

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Europe

Viviane Reding – Statement on French Explusion of Roma

Viviane Reding’s statement on the latest developments on the Roma situation.

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Equality Bodies

Varvarovsky elected new Czech Ombudsman

Former Constitutional Court judge Pavel Varvarosvky was elected as the new Czech Defender of Rights on the 8th September 2010.

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Europe

European Parliament demands the suspension of all Roma expulsions

On 9th September 2010, the European Parliament adopted a resolution demanding the halt of the repatriations of Roma from France to Romania and Bulgaria.

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Member in the Spotlight

The Spanish Race and Ethnic Equality Council in the spotlight

[/One year ago the Spanish Race and Ethnic Equality Council was created. Chaired by José Manuel Fresno (pictured left), senior expert on equality and Roma policies, this new equality body is ascribed to the Ministry of Equality. The Council currently has 28 members from a variety of organizations dealing with race & ethnic non-discrimination policies (national, regional and local public administrations; trade unions; enterprises associations; NGOs)./]