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External publications

FRA publishes reports on hate crime from the perspective of victims

[/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. /]

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Europe

Equinet report from the 2012 Equality Summit

[/ 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. /]

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External publications

The Special Eurobarometer “Discrimination in the EU in 2012” has been launched

[/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. /]

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Europe

Equinet participates in the European Year 2012 Awards Ceremony

[/ 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./]

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Equality Bodies

Maltese equality body extends remit to cover employment, financial institutions and education

/ The promotion of equality on the basis of sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, racial or ethnic origin, and gender identity in employment, financial institutions and education is now an area covered by the Maltese [National Commission for the Promotion of Equality – NCPE. /]

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Member in the Spotlight

Eliza Savvidou on promoting equality in Cyprus, the economic crisis and the Cypriot Presidency of the EU

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.

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Europe

The radical lowering of the retirement age for Hungarian judges is age discrimination

[/ 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. /]

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External publications

New edition of the European Anti-Discrimination Law Review

[/ 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./]

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Members' Publications

Equality Commission for Northern Ireland publishes annual report

[/The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has published its Annual Report covering the period 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012. /]