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The struggle for LGBT rights in Lithuania, between religion and human rights

On June 16, 2015 media reports quoted Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius as saying that a civil partnership bill was being discussed with the leaders of the Lithuanian Roman Catholic Church. The discussion centered around whether or not the bill would apply to both heterosexual and …

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Fundamental rights in the EU: Where to next?

The nomination – for the first time – of a Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of fundamental rights gave rise to high expectations among citizens and human rights organisations in the European Union. It triggered hopes that the European Union would finally make …

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Commissioner Věra Jourová meets representatives of NGOs to discuss the Equal Treatment Directive

Věra Jourová, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality has met with representatives of several Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) including Amnesty International, Eurochild and the European Disability Forum. The topic of the discussions was the proposed Equal Treatment Directive, which aims to ensure a uniform …

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