Tag Archives: Discrimination

Racial Discrimination Rampant in the EU

The European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights shows that discrimination on the basis of ethnicity is a major problem for many minorities in the EU.

Employment is the main domain where minorities experience the greatest levels of discriminatory treatment.

The Roma, Sub-Saharan Africans and North Africans face very high levels of discrimination in their everyday lives.

Campaign against Gender Pay Gap

The European Commission has launched a campaign to tackle the gender pay gap. EC cites data that in the European Union women earn on average 17.4% less than men.

This is a really important problem, and frequently unaccounted for. It is useful to read the book “Integrating Gender” by Catherine Hoskyns, which deals specifically with the effect of EU anti-discriminatory policies.