Report on racism and xenophobia in the Member States of the EU
The report covers developments on racism, xenophobia and related issues in the EU Member States during the year 2006. It presents information and data in five thematic areas: legal issues, employment, education, housing, and racist violence and crime. Unequal treatment continues in employment, housing and education, according to data collected by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). Figures for racist crime in 2005 and 2006 are up in a number of EU countries. While there are more signs that the EU’s anti-discrimination legislation is having a positive impact, victims of... discrimination still lack knowledge of the new rules. These are some of the main findings emerging from FRA’s “Report on Racism and Xenophobia in the Member States of the EU”, presented at the European Parliament on 27 August 2007.