Hungary: Blocks European agreement on LGBT rights

A European agreement to prevent discrimination against LGBT people has been blocked by Hungary.  The Dutch government, which currently holds the EU Presidency, had tabled the draft agreement at the Council of the European Union, which called on the European Commission to tackle homophobic and transphobic discrimination, promote measures to advance LGBTI equality, and step up efforts to collect data on the treatment of LGBTI citizens.

The agreement had been well received by the majority of member countries – with Latvia, Lithuania and Poland lifting their initial objections. However, the agreement was vetoed by the representatives for Hungary who blocked the agreement – the same day it also blocked a proposed deal with Turkey on the migration crisis.  Read more via PinkNews