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FRA presents guidance from across the EU on combating hate crime

We are seeing hate crime against religious minorities and migrants around the EU on a daily basis. In response, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is today publishing a compendium of good practices from across the EU on how to combat hate crime. This is the culmination of work by the Working Party on combating hate crime, to be presented today at a meeting of the Working Party in cooperation with the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the EU.

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Initiative Welcome and CROSOL on Turkish President Erdogan's visit to Croatia: EU, you sold your soul to the devil!

Commenting on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Croatia, the civil society organisations "Welcome" and CROSOL (International Civic Solidarity Platform) on Wednesday called on Croatian authorities to "take off their masks" and stop ignoring human rights violations caused by the Turkish president's policies, whom they called a dictator, under the pretext of business investments.

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Initiative Welcome asks pope to encourage Croatian politicians to peaceful treatment of migrants

The Croatian civil society group "Dobrodosli" (Welcome) has sent a letter to Pope Francis ahead of his meeting with Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic on Thursday, thanking the pontiff for making the public more sensitive to the suffering of people fleeing war and violence and asking him to encourage Croatian political leaders to treat refugees peacefully.