Hungary blocks the European agreement about LGBT rights

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The Dutch government, that is now holding the EU Presidency, had tabled a draft agreement at the Council of the European Union this week, which called on the European Commission to fight homophobic and transphobic discrimination, promote measures to advance LGBT equality, and step up efforts to collect data on the treatment of LGBTI people. Most countries welcome the agreement, but there were those who blocked it – among them was Hungary. “Hungary is not in the position to agree with the list of actions to advance LGBTI equality.” – claims the spokeperson of the government. The rest of EU members, in part UK, answered that it is important for the EU to overcome homophobia and discrimination, and Hungary is blocking the process in this area. But at the same time, the EU cannot put the members under pressure making them accept the acts which are against their laws and principles.

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