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No progress to report as far as national measures of implementation of the EU Directive in Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal and Slovenia is concerned, nor in the status of ratification of the Treaty elsewhere in Europe.
On 14 May, EBU will meet with the Federation of European Publishers to discuss cooperation for the practical implementation of the Treaty.
After the European Parliament earlier this year, the EU Council approved in turn the text on 9 April, resulting in its formal adoption.. We issued a press release.
Respectively on 20 March and 10 April, in meetings with EDF, Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission and lead candidate for the Party of European Socialists, and Manfred Weber, lead candidate for the European People’s Party made significant commitments.
In connection with our demand for statistics, the Commission interestingly pointed out that Eurostat bases its work on national statistics bodies, and that it cannot produce the type of EU-level statistics we want as long as the Member States don’t agree on a common approach to disability; and that the DPOs’ support is needed to press at national level for an approach based not on an assessment of health/degree of disability, but rather on what the needs are for inclusion, in line with the UNCRPD.