EU equal treatment law: We’ve been waiting too long!

On the occasion of the EU level equality summit on 6 November 2014, AGE Platform Europe joined the call of 6 other equality and anti-discrimination organisations to unblock the EU directive on equal treatment, which had been proposed by the European Commission in 2008 but which is still stuck six years later following resistance within the Council of the EU.

This directive would ensure that young and older people, persons with disabilities, religious minorities and lesbian, gay and bisexual people are protected from discrimination in several fields of life such as goods and services, education, housing and health across the EU. So far, EU law only protects these groups against discrimination in employment and occupation, but not in other areas.

Read the joint press statement here

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