Die ISD fragte die Vorsitzende der Fraktion Vereinte Europäische Linke/Nordische Grüne Linke (GUE–NGL), Frau Gabriele Zimmer nach der Positionierung der Partei zu folgenden Forderungen aus dem Demand Catalogue. Frau Zimmer antwortete:

The ISD questioned the Chairperson Gabriele Zimmer of the European United Left/ Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) about the position of the party on following demands from the Demand Catalogue. Mrs. Zimmer replied:

 

The European Network of PAD & BE asks:
Will you recognize PAD & BE as a group affected by a specific form of racism across
the European Union?

Yes. By pushing the European Commission for a comprehensive strategy for fighting hate crime, bias violence and discrimination in the EU and working to ensure that in all questions of racism and discrimination that relevant authorities take into account the specific situation of People of African Descent and Black Europeans.

The European Network of PAD & BE asks:
Will you support the demand for updated, coherent, reliable and comparable data on PAD
& BE to be collected in collaboration with representatives from the relevant communities,
on a voluntary basis, in accordance with the right to informational selfdetermination
and in full respect of data protection standards including the anonymized processing of data?

Yes, but only if – as proposed – it is voluntary and in full respect of data protection standards.

The European Network of PAD & BE asks:
Is your party in favor of the European Commission proposing the adoption of an EU
framework for national inclusion strategies of PAD & BE by the Member States?

Yes.

The European Network of PAD & BE asks:
Are you in support of installing and upholding affirmative action practices such as quotas
in public institutions on all job levels (top to down) with a mandatory representation of no
less than 20 % of People of Color and PAD & BE?

In general for a quota yes, by including affirmative action proposals and practices as part of our call for a comprehensive strategy for fighting hate crime, bias violence and discrimination in the EU. But I think that 20% might be quite high for some regions.

The European Network of PAD & BE asks:
Are you in support of independent commissions of inquiries to investigate the reasons
behind the disproportionate incarceration and partial sentencing of PAD & BE in
European Member States?

Yes.

The European Network of PAD & BE asks:
Are you for the penalization of all use of derogatory language, images and actions linked
to the transatlantic slave trade and Black enslavement under the according national &
European law?

Yes.