The EU supports equality and rejects any form of discrimination.

The Europride has been advocating the equal rights of LGBTIQ people across Europe for many years, giving a voice to those that are often discriminated against because of their sexual orientation. These are fundamental rights for the EU and that we expect our closest partners to uphold.

We regret that Serbia announced it would cancel or postpone the Europride that it had initially decided to host in Belgrade this September and would welcome further clarifications.

We will follow the issue closely. We hope that a way will be found to ensure the Europride takes place in peace and security.