“(..) (N)ew EU Member States (…) inherited a well-developed complex of equal opportunities legislation, interpreted by a broad apparatus of ECJ case law which could be used to good effect in implementing the relevant directives. On the other and, the new Member States had to accept and implement an existing legislative package, the acquis communautaire, without having the opportunity (as the old Member States had had) to follow the maturing of the equal opportunities concept and to implement the EC legislation step by step. For this reason, it is obvious, that there was (and still is) a high probability, that the new Member States will need some years to ‘digest‘ the whole concept of equal opportunities, as defined by the EU” (Kristina Koldinska, Multidimensional Equality Law within the Czech and Slovak Republic, in: Schiek Chege (eds) European Union Non-Discrimination Law, 2009, at 250)……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Discuss critically, relating to the implementation of EU Non-Discrimination Directives (i.e. Directives 2000/43/EC, 2000/78/EC) in post-socialist Member States that acceded to the EU from 2004.