The creation of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), which came into existence on March 1, 2007, replacing the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia, was a step towards more cohesion in the EU. It comes within the policy context adopted after the Constitution was rejected in France and Holland. This strategy consists of small steps towards more political cohesion in the EU to cover the gap left by the two referenda. At that time EU leaders decided to observe a tw...

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