Equal treatment of persons irrespective of religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation
November 11, 2014
The horizontal anti-discrimination directive would forbid discrimination based on religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation in access to goods and services, education, and access to social benefits. The proposal, issued by the Commission almost six years ago, needs unanimity in the Council but for a long time Germany and some other States have opposed it. Now it seems to be the moment to go ahead and reach an agreement since the Italian Presidency considers it as a priority and it also has the support of Mr. Juncker. LIBE Committee discussed the major obstacles in the meeting of the 5th of November at the presence of representatives of the Council and the Commission.
In 2008 the Commission presented a proposal for a directive which addresses discrimination outside the workplace on the grounds of religion or belief, disability, age and sexual orientation. This is the first attempt to tackle discrimination in […]