Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš has joined the joint statement by the European leaders, which recalls that the EU is founded on the fundamental values laid down in Article 2 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, namely freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and human rights, including minority rights, and values that respect human dignity.
Dear Charles, Dear Ursula, Dear Antōnio,
On the occasion of the celebration of the International Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Pride Day the upcoming 28th June, and in the light of threats against fundamental rights and in particular then principle of nondiscrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, we express our attachment to our common fundamental values, enshrined in Article 2 of the Treaty of the Europian Union.
It will be a day to remember that we are diverse and tolerant societies, commited to the unhindered development of the personality of each one of our citizens, including their sexual orientation and gender identity. It wil also be a moment to celebrate that, over the last few years, we have walked a long way in favour of these principles, which we believe to be a bedrock of the European Union.
We must continue fighting against discrimination towards the LGBTI community, reaffirming our defence of their fundamental rights Respect and tolerance are the core of the European project. We are commited to carry on with this effort, making sure that future European generations grow up in an atmosphere of equality and respect.
Alexander De Croo
Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš
Austrian Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz also joined the statement following its communication to the public.