Wiltshire Celebration of Diversity Event - Wiltshire Lord Lieutenant Sarah Troughton meeting Ade Olaiya, chairman of, UKREN member, Wiltshire Race Equality Council
By Theo Gavrielides Founder & Director of Independent Academic Research Studies.
When it comes to immigrants it seems we are expected to believe all types of wickedness. The latest is that they are salivating over the chance to use the free NHS. Yet the best evidence suggests that's a long way from being true. They are more likely to want to pay for much needed drugs, and use them at home.
In the UK press
Bulgaria has been used as a scapegoat by British politicians, its ambassador to London claimed, describing portrayals of his countrymen as sometimes "offensive" and "bordering on defamatory".
Fifa's new anti-racism chief Jeffrey Webb believes tougher penalties like relegation and exclusion from major tournaments need to be introduced.
Astonishing new research shows Nazi camp network targeting Jews was 'twice as big as previously thought' Researchers have now catalogued more than 42,500 institutions used for persecution and death.
John Kerry set to criticise PM over 'particularly offensive' comments.
In the European press
Oversubscribed schools turning away children on religious grounds could fuel racism and widen social divisions, an integration group claim.
Politicians expressed revulsion after two days of violent, ethnically-charged protests gripped the capital, sparked by the controversial appointment of an ex-guerrilla as defence minister.
As Eurosceptics gain election victories in Britain and Italy, French far-right leader Marine Le Pan has called for a referendum on France’s membership of the European Union at the beginning of next year.
A Golden Dawn MP’s immunity was lifted so he could stand trial in connection with an attack on a student. An investigation has also been ordered after a documentary aired on Chanel 4 showed Golden Dawn members talking openly about beating immigrants.
News from EU institutions
ECRI publish conclusions on how their 2010 policy recommendations for the UKhave been implemented.
ECRI publish their monitoring report on Ireland. The report welcomes positive developments in Irelandsince it published its third report in 2007 but note that some issues continue to give rise to concern.
Publication by the European Commission providing a comprehensive overview of the evolution of the case-law of the Court of Justice of the European Union on the EU anti-discrimination directives (the Racial Equality Directive and the Employment Equality Directive).
News from other organisations
Martin Demirovski writes on how the “European Year of Citizens” should also apply to the millions of European Roma who do not enjoy the benefits of being treated as full EU citizens.
A Hungarian newspaper will lose advertising from five companies after publishing extreme anti-Roma statements. The withdrawal follows a campaign by 24 NGOs, who contacted 15 companies that advertise with Magyar Hírlap, a right-wing Hungarian daily newspaper.
Open Society European Policy Institute Briefing Paper sets out what the Charter of Fundamental Rights is; its relationship to human rights treaties; and how it can be used by individuals and organisations at national and EU level.
Report by PICUM on understanding the challenges children in an irregular migration situation face in accessing their fundamental rights to education, healthcare and housing in Europe.
Call for submissions
Black and Ethnic Minority Infrastructure in Scotland (BEMIS) is looking for voluntary sector organisations to support the pilot Graduate Equalities Internship programme.
This internship programme has been created through a partnership with SCVO, BEMIS, CEMVO, Inclusion Scotland and the Scottish Government. It will provide paid internship opportunities for young unemployed graduates from ethnic minorities and or young people with disabilities within third sector organisations.
Sussex European Institute & Sussex Centre for Migration ResearchFriday April 19th 2013ALL WELCOMEPlease register by sending an email to Deborah Minto with your name and affiliation: email@example.com