Huge gap between anti-discrimination legislation and Greek reality
The number of reports of discrimination to the Greek Ombudsman is dramatically low.
Under-reporting especially concerns cases of discrimination based on racial origin and sexual orientation.Unwillingness to strengthen procedures for fighting discrimination against Roma people.
Equal treatment seems to be the preserve of wealthy Europeans only.
Elli Zotou, October 17, 2022
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