[/The FRA published two reports underlining that hate crime is a daily reality in the EU today. The reports highlight the need for the EU and Member States to make hate crimes more visible and hold perpetrators to account in order to better combat such crime. Both FRA reports look at hate crime from the perspective of victims’ rights. /]
[/ The 2012 Equality Summit was held on 22-23 November in Cyprus, gathering more than 300 participants (government, NGOs, social partners, academics, independent experts, etc.) from EU Member States and acceding countries. /]
[/The European Commission released a new Eurobarometer on discrimination in the EU, looking into attitudes and perceptions of Europeans towards discrimination based on different grounds. /]
[/ The European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Mr. László Andor, announced the winners of the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations Awards at a ceremony attended by all the major stakeholders and actors that supported and contributed to the EY2012 – including Equinet./]
The Office of the Commissioner for Administration and Human Rights is one of the oldest Equinet members (it joined the network in 2007) and has the role of Ombudsman and National Equality Body in the Republic of Cyprus.
Ms. Eliza Savvidou, the head of the Office, discussed with us the challenges faced by her institution in times of austerity, the opportunities provided by Equinet, and the commitment of Cypriot society to equal treatment.
[/ The Court of Justice of the European Union decides that the radical lowering of the retirement age for Hungarian judges is discrimination on grounds of age. /]
[/ The fifteenth issue of the bi-annual European Anti-Discrimination Law Review, available in English is now published. The Law Review provides an overview of the latest developments in European anti-discrimination law./]
[/The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has published its Annual Report covering the period 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012. /]