Malta’s initiative supported by 18 EU countries against discrimination and abuse of LGBTI persons
Following a Malta initiative, 19 European Union countries signed a joint informal document against the discrimination and abuse of LGBTI persons, which is expected to be presented to the European Commission next year.
In Brussels, Minister Helena Dalli said that with the initiative Malta and other signatories are declaring their determination against violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, while emphasizing that each person should enjoy the same rights.
Minister Dalli said: “this agency will fill the regulatory void…an agency which will be of benefit to our workers, to employers. We have provided our support for this agency since the beginning”.
The document calls for more monitoring of how EU directives on equality are implemented by member states and proposes a European strategy for LGBTI persons to be implemented by all EU countries.