A decision in principle is hoped for this year to make racist and xenophobic activities punishable in the future in all European Union states, said EU Commissioner for Internal Affairs, Franco Frattini, at a press conference last week.
Frattini and Austrian Justice Minister Karin Gastinger said the EU hoped soon to be able to agree on a unified procedure. A framework resolution was aimed for under the coming Finnish EU Council presidency in the second half of this year.
Gastinger said a bala...
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