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Friday, 02 December 2011 18:39

Croatia Must Protect LGBT To Join European Union

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Croatia will have to protect its LGBT community if it wants to join the European Union in 2013.

One of the obligation to be part of the European Union is to protect from discriminations its LGBT citizens but in Croatia, people attending the Gay Pride of Split were victims of violence and the European Parliament said that it is "deeply concerned by the violence against participants in the LGBT pride march in Split on 11 June 2011 and the inability of the Croatian authorities to protect the participants."

Ulrike Lunacek, Co-President of Intergroup, European Parliament’s LGBT rights group, said: "The European Parliament has consistently called for the protection of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Europe, including in the Western Balkans. The work of some local and national authorities in Croatia is slowly leading to a better situation for everyone, but more is needed to ensure LGBT people can live free from fear and discrimination in South-Eastern Europe."

The Parliament thus voted for a resolution to urge Croatia to "quickly adopt and implement an action plan against homophobia."

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