Council on Social Affairs: unclear outcome on controversial “Anti-Discrimination Directive”

The meeting of Social Affairs Ministers last week apparently has not succeeded in breaking the deadlock in the negotiations on the controversial “Anti-Discrimination Directive”. The Press release contains only a very brief statement that looks conspicuously similar to the statement issued before the meeting:

Council social affairs 11 Dec 2014One can draw the conclusion that all remains as it was before. The idea of making this a subject-matter for “enhanced co-operation” apparently has not flown. “Considerable suppoert” could indicate that some Member States are openly against (otherwise it would be “unanimous support”).