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Discrimination - 12.07.2007

EU consultation: "Discrimination - Does it matter?"
The European Commission has launched an online consultation on combating discrimination in the Member States and at EU level (from July 4 to October 15).
The public consultation aims to help the Commission.plan new measures to tackle discrimination on the basis of gender, religion, belief, disability, age or sexual orientation in areas beyond the job market. It comes as the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All - which aims to raise people's awareness of their rights to equal treatment and promote a broad debate on the benefits of diversity to society - enters full swing.
We want to make sure that protection against discrimination is focused where it is most needed and that the right balance is struck between everyone involved - be they individuals, employers, public authorities or associations, said Vladimír Špidla, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities.
The consultation is running from July 4 to October 15.
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