BUG observes new legal and political initiatives of the EU anti-discrimination protection.
You can find information here on COM (2008) 426, the draft directive implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of religion, disability age, or sexual orientation beyond employment, the so-called Fifth Equal Treatment Directive.
BUG has analysed which additions would have to be made to the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG), if the Ffith Equal Treatment Directive wer to be implemented. There are only a few. Furthermore, BUG has depicted this in a table.
At the beginning of 2015, the draft was discussed again in the European Council. The current negotiating text can be found here. The Council has also created a progress report that you can access here.
You can find details here (available only in German):
In this analysis by Alexander Klose for the DGB federal board, the need for improvements to the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG) is clarified.
Minor interpellation of the Green parliamentary group on 23/12/2009
and the response of the federal government on 12/1/2010
Minor interpellation of the Green parliamentary group on 25/2/2010
and the response of the federal government on 12/3/2010
First reading in the Bundestag on 22/4/2010
Election benchmarks on the 5th Equal Treatment directive
BUG has submitted election benchmarks on the Fifth Equal Treatment Directive to the federal political parties. The answers received so far can be found here (German).
Here you can access a press review concerning the 5th Equal Treatment Directive prepared by the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency.