Statement of Martin Schulz on the Equality Demands

"I welcome the 7 ENAR Equality Demands for the New European Parliament. The fight against racism must be intensified. I do not want to live in a European Union where discrimination against any group or individual is accepted. I agree in spirit to these demands, even though I can´t agree to everything to the letter. I believe that the issues raised are vital and require urgent political action. I believe we need strong European and national policies to integrate people from all regions in the world in our society. If I am elected Commission President I will commit to an ambitious equality agenda."

With the support of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union, the Open Society Foundations, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the Sigrid Rausing Trust