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ENISA: The cornerstone of the EU’s cybersecurity strategy 

Monday 13 December 2021 | Álvaro Merino
| El Orden Mundial

The Cybersecurity Agency has been tasked with building a common defence, without any faults, against cyberattacks in the EU. While it seemed like an uphill struggle at first, restructure after restructure has built it into an organisation at the forefront of fighting Brussels’ war on cybercriminals.


How Europe’s prisons have fared in the Covid-19 pandemic 

Monday 06 December 2021 | Kira Schacht
| Deutsche Welle (DW)

Prisons make fertile breeding grounds for viruses, yet administrations have revealed little about Covid-19 cases, deaths and vaccinations in Europe’s prisons. Data from 32 countries show the pandemic’s impact on prisons.


Brussel’s plan to protect the EU from cyberattacks 

Thursday 02 December 2021 | Álvaro Merino
| El Orden Mundial

The Covid-19 crisis has turned us into a digital society. Large parts of our day-to-day lives now take place in the digital sphere and this has made Member States much more vulnerable to cyberattacks. To neutralise them, the European Commission launched its new Cybersecurity Strategy in December 2020.


The postcode lottery of publicly-funded assisted reproduction in Spain 

Monday 29 November 2021 | María Álvarez Del Vayo
Eva Belmonte
Ángela Bernardo
Carmen Torrecillas
Olalla Tuñas
Miguel Ángel Gavilanes
| Civio

Many autonomous communities are not providing the bare minimum of provision in Spain’s health service and are using stripped back services, age limits and imposing fees in order to avoid providing the service.


The EU faces off with Big Tech: GDPR’s enforcement enters its final phase 

Monday 15 November 2021 | Álvaro Merino
| El Orden Mundial

Member states have imposed eight hundred and eighty sanctions since the law was introduced in May 2018, but the war against the tech giants has just begun. If the EU wants to win it, it will need to commit to it with greater investment and cooperation from all its members.


Spain, Czechia, Denmark and Belgium are the meccas of reproductive tourism 

Wednesday 10 November 2021 | Ángela Bernardo
Eva Belmonte
María Álvarez Del Vayo
Carmen Torrecillas
| Civio

Barriers in many European countries push thousands of people abroad to access assisted reproductive technology techniques. In some cases, they take out huge loans to pay for the treatments.


Integration of migrants in European rural areas also means development 

Monday 08 November 2021 | Gianluca De Feo
| OBC Transeuropa

The MATILDE research project recently published its first report, in which it aims to offer an alternative view of migration in Europe’s rural and mountain areas.


More than half of European countries prohibit access to assisted reproduction for lesbians and almost a third do so for single women 

Tuesday 02 November 2021 | Eva Belmonte
María Álvarez Del Vayo
Ángela Bernardo
Carmen Torrecillas
Antonio Hernández
| Civio

The situation is much more difficult for trans and intersex people. In addition to the legal barriers, they face economic stumbling blocks: most public health systems cover only part of the costs or have very long wait lists or narrow access criteria.


More trains, fewer emissions 

Wednesday 27 October 2021 | Lorenzo Ferrari
Gianluca De Feo
| OBC Transeuropa

Currently, trains offer a reasonable alternative to around half of the most popular short-haul flights in Europe. Additional improvements and incentives could bring further reductions in CO2 emissions from transport.


Gigabits for some, but not for others 

Friday 22 October 2021 | Federico Caruso
| OBC Transeuropa

The cost of a good internet connection varies widely within the European Union, with countries around the Adriatic paying the most. Meanwhile, Romania, with a world-class network and competitive prices, is a case apart.