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Over the last twenty years, European directives have facilitated the creation of equality bodies. The majority of these institutions are still not very familiar to European citizens, but there are some exceptions in south-eastern countries.
Equality bodies are national institutions that tackle discrimination in society. Building on Equinet data, OBCT has developed an Index to assess the effectiveness of these institutions.
According to a new survey by the Eurobarometer, most Hungarians are extremely dismissive of LBGTI people, and the rate has greatly increased over the last few years. This attitude is consistent across most issues connected with LGBTI rights, and it is in line with Fidesz's policy.
Some 10 percent of Austrian citizens agree with manifest anti semitic statements or question the existence of the Holocaust.
The controversial eviction of a camping near Rome has once again brought attention to the Roma presence in Italy, which remains small in proportion to many European countries but is nevertheless the target of intense discrimination.
Attacks on Jews, notably in France and in Germany, have risen in the latest years.