LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

ILGA-Europe statement on the election of Tonio Borg as the new EU Commissioner for Health

Today the European Parliament endorsed Tonio Borg as the next EU Commissioner for Health.

During the hearing at the European Parliament on 13 November 2012 and in his letter to the Members of the European Parliament on 18 November 2012, Tonio Borg made a number of commitments relevant for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people, including a clear commitment to proactively combat discrimination based on sexual orientation within his area of competences and to advocate for depathologisation of trans people.

ILGA-Europe will closely monitor Tonio Borg’s work as EU Commissioner. We also hope to engage constructively with him and his services over the term of his mandate and to work with him towards delivering on the commitments he made before the European Parliament.