European Elections 2014 Project, Open Society Initiative for Europe

The economic and financial crises in Europe not only meant an erosion of wealth but also of ethical standards and rights of vulnerable groups. Discrimination is not only widespread, but also affecting considerable parts of society in numerous EU countries and the upcoming European elections offer both an opportunity to place anti-discrimination and anti-racism on the agenda of the EU and Member States as well as threat that those politicians using xenophobic discourse will gain ground and get elected into the next European Parliament.

Peter Matjašič, Project Coordinator