The 2017 comparative analysis of non-discrimination in Europe

The second 2017 issue of the European Equality Law Review provides an overview of the latest legislative, policy, and case-law developments from 1 January to 30 June 2017 in the fields of non-discrimination and gender equality in 35 countries. 

 Brussels, April 2018
Move sets uniform high standards across Member States


The proposed law does not apply to the EU institutions, because  the Staff Regulations of officials and Conditions of Employment of other EU servants have already included rules on whistleblowing since 2004. These rules set out procedures for reporting any fraud, corruption or serious irregularity, and provide protection to whistleblowers. These rules were complemented in 2012 by Guidelines on Whistleblowing (link below).

Adoption of the 2018 Rights, Equality and Citizenship Work Programme

Some stories of staff (recruited after 2004) facing
(political?) discrimination by the EC:


A Hungarian colleague is discriminated against for the following reasons:
  • His prior personal experience was not duly taken into account (violation of Directive equal treatment in profession and disrespect of relating Court judgment);
  • Principle of “equal pay for equal work” is violated (his grade was AD5 and did the work that is usually done by a grade AD12). (Violation of EU fundamental rights).
A Greek colleague is discriminated against for the following reasons:
  • The working languages are not equally taken into account with regard to other colleagues;
  • The cost of living in Luxembourg is higher than in Brussels;
  • High travel costs to home countries;
  • Doctors in Luxembourg charge more for EU officials (which in some opinions is not only discrimination, but corruption).