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BEERG Newsletter 36 - EU: Racism on the rise in Europe

The European Union's Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) says that almost half of people of African descent in the EU face racism and discrimination in their daily life – a rise since 2016. Racist harassment and ethnic profiling are also common, especially for young people. FRA calls on EU countries to take urgent steps to tackle racial discrimination and harassment to ensure everybody is treated equally and with dignity.

The report highlights the challenges faced by black communities in accessing jobs and housing. Discrimination was particularly high in Germany, Austria, Finland, and Denmark. Housing discrimination is widespread, with private landlords refusing black tenants in several countries. 

You can access the study here. 

 

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