Wednesday, 10 November 2004

European Commission response on equal treatment

The results from the Commission's consultation on the Green
paper on Anti-Discrimination and Equal Treatment are now published and can
be found on the Commission website. There were approximately 1500 replies to
the consultation. Two responses of particular interest are: To the question:
Do you agree that efforts to tackle sex discrimination in the EU should be
linked more closely to efforts to tackle discrimination on grounds of racial
or ethnic origin, religion or belief, age, disability and sexual
orientation? 81.6% agreed. The response to the question: Do you agree that
it remains necessary to tackle specifically sex discrimination and the
promotion of gender mainstreaming? 84.8% agreed.