Slovak Government abandons the National Action Plan on LGBTI Equality


The Slovak government has decided to abandon its plan to adopt a National Action Plan on LGBTI Equality stating it should be a matter for the next government 

LGBTI activists in Slovakia and ILGA-Europe are particularly concerned since the Slovak government went to great lengths to prepare for such a step.

In 2015 the Slovak government invited representatives of the Council of Europe and other European countries to discuss best practices with a view to introduce the plan this year.

Katrin Hugendubel, Advocacy Director of ILGA-Europe, said of the decision:

“Slovakia has very poor track record on LGBTI equality and currently is placed 22nd among 27 EU countries on our Rainbow Europe map.

“National Action Plan on LGBTI Equality would be a serious commitment and a meaningful step on a side of the Slovak government to remedy this situation.

“We are seriously concerned with such U-turn and call on the Slovak government to deliver on its promise without delay or passing responsibility to the next government.”

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