The EU’s Commissioner for for Fundamental Rights, Gender etc, Vera Jourová has issued a call to “action in defence of fundamental rights, democracy and the rule of law”. Speaking at the 10th anniversary ‘celebrations’ of the deviant EU Fundamental Rights Agency in Vienna, Ms Jourová outlined an agenda which really amounts to the Commission attacking freedom of expression and traditional values. Continue reading
Imagine a public authority said that measles or pneumonia were no diseases, and that those attained by these conditions should learn to live with them. Obviously, we would think that those making such statements must have gone mad.
But the fashionable LGBT-ideology that much of the EU’s political and administrative elite is adhering to is doing just this. Continue reading
In a meeting of the EU Council’s Working Party on Social Affairs this Monday, Member States discussed a document entitled “Response to the Commission’s List of actions to advance LGBTI equality – Draft Council Conclusions”.
Tasked with being the European Union’s human rights watchdog, the Vienna-based Fundamental Rights Agency is itself coming under scrutiny. Read the full story at POLITICO.
It is very strange that the European Commission, when pre-selecting its three (out of 45) preferred candidates for the post of Director of the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), apparently did not make any effort to check out the stances taken by those preferred candidates on some crucial issues. Or, if it did, the conclusion must be that the Commission is in fact supporting and endorsing them.
Which, for example, is the position the FRA’s new Director will take with regard to surrogacy? Continue reading
For critics of the controversial EU Fundamental Rights Agency, this is really good news: with the appointment of Michael O’Flaherty as its new Director, the Agency’s credibility as a supplier of objective expertise on fundamental rights is irredeemably undermined. Continue reading
LIBE Committee Members gave this morning their order of preferences for the selection of the new Director of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA):
Lousewies van der Laan : 32 votes
Michael O’Flaherty : 30 votes
Ilze Brands Kehris : 9 votes
While the run-up between van der Laan and O’Flaherty is narrow (and thus not pre-empting the outcome of the final decision) the third candidate, Mrs. Brands Kehris, definitely seems out of the game. In other words, the Committee has expressed a clear preference for persons who openly promote radical political agendas (pro-abortion, pro-sodomy, pro-euthanasia, pro-surrogacy, etc.), and against the more “neutral” apparatchik-style candidate (whom we, in an earlier post, have described as the least bad of three very bad candidates). Continue reading