Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

UK GOVT SWITCHES TO SUPPORT EU ANTI-RACISM CENTRE

  • Comment
An EU centre to monitor racism is to go ahead after the government switched to support the proposal, reported The G...
An EU centre to monitor racism is to go ahead after the government switched to support the proposal, reported The Guardian (26 April, p13).

The UK government initially refused to support the centre on the grounds that it would have too much influence on national policies on ethnic relations. However, it has done a u-turn to back the plan.

The centre, to be part of EU projects marking 1997 as the European Year Against Racism, will collect information on far-right and racist groups around Europe.

The anti-racism centre has been opposed by neo-fascist parties in several European countries, but has been supported strongly by left-wing EU parliament members.

EU foreign ministers will resume discussions of the scheme next week, and final approval for the project is expected before the end of June.
  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.