European Parliament adopted a resolution on the situation of fundamental rights in the EU 2004-2007

On 14 January 2009, the European Parliament adopted its report on the Situation of Fundamental Rights in the European Union in 2004-2007.  

The report notes the unsatisfactory situation concerning implementation of anti-discrimination policies in the EU (paragraph 34), welcomes the Commission proposal for a Council Equal Treatment Directive (paragraph 36) and stresses a balanced approach to affirmative action (paragraph 42). 

Specifically on disability, the European Parliament calls on the Member States to foster a strong involvement of social partners in anti-discrimination activities in the labour market (paragraph 81); urges the Commission to ensure adequate funding to Member States for implementation of the UN Disability Convention (paragraph 82) and attracts the attention of the EU Institutions to the various forms of discrimination affecting disadvantaged young people and children, including children with disabilities (paragraph 124).

The text of the resolution is available here.