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Tackling discrimination

The EU acts on behalf of EU citizens to prevent them being discriminated against on grounds of racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation and sex.

EU fight against discrimination

The European Commission takes action to:

In addition to the two Directives (Racial Equality Directive and Employment Framework Directive), the European Commission adopted in July 2008 a Communication which presents a comprehensive approach to stepping up action against discrimination and to promoting equal opportunities and a Commission Decision creating a non-discrimination governmental experts group.

The European Commission supports equal treatment of the Roma, the EU largest ethnic minority. See recent Roma policy developments.