2016 report on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

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Series Details COM (2017) 239
Publication Date 18/05/2017
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Report published by the European Commission in May 2017 on the application of the European Union's Charter of Fundamental Rights in 2016.

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The report outlines the initiatives taken in 2016 by the European Union (EU) to strengthen fundamental rights. It also looks at how these rights were applied across a range of EU policies and in the Member States in 2016.

The report argues that fundamental rights and the founding values of the European Union (EU) were put to test in 2016. This was due to the consequences of an unprecedented arrival of refugees at its external borders, a set of economic imbalances and a series of terrorist attacks. These situations led to questioning on whether the institutions were still able to protect citizens from those challenges. In this context, nationalism, populism and intolerance found a fertile ground to prosper and to advocate exclusion and isolationism as the only way to overcome them.

The application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights was subject to discuss by the Council of the European Union in October 2017.

Source Link http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=COM:2017:239:FIN
Related Links
EUR-Lex: SWD(2017)162: Application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in 2016 http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=SWD:2017:162:FIN
European Commission: Press Release, 18/05/2017: European Commission reports on the application of the Charter of fundamental rights in the EU in 2016 http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-1336_en.htm
Council of the European Union: Conclusions on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in 2016, 12 October 2017 http://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-12913-2017-INIT/en/pdf

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