Voice Of Europe 
April 1, 2019
The European Parliament has thrown its weight behind an unprecedented resolution that calls for reparations for “crimes” carried out in Africa during the era of European colonialism.
Last week the EU overwhelmingly approved a framework where “MEPs call on the EU and its member states to take measures to tackle the structural racism people of African descent face in Europe”, Defend Europa  reports.
The European Parliament urges the EU, its institutions and national authorities “to develop anti-racism policies and stop discrimination; in the fields of education, housing, health, criminal justice, political participation and migration”.
In the press release of the resolution, the writers try to justify their regressive bill in the “light of increasing Afrophobic attacks, MEPs call on the European Commission and EU member states to acknowledge the racist, discriminatory and xenophobic suffering of Afro-Europeans, and offer proper protection against these inequalities to ensure that hate crimes are suitably investigated, prosecuted and sanctioned”.
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