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Each year since 2012, the Council of Europe publishes a report from the Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Traffickers in Human Beings (GRETA) on trafficking for labour exploitation in Europe.
Lithuania is the EU country with the highest rate of inmates in relation to the population, but prison overcrowding is the highest in Hungary.
The SEESAC organization publishes data on the proliferation of light weapons, on armed violence, as well as on regional arms exports.
Since the turn of the century, the Old Continent stands out as the only macro-region experiencing declining numbers in its prison population. However, positive developments in Russia are key in explaining the trend. The EU benefits from the positive dynamics in Eastern and Central Europe. Recent data for Italy are worrisome.
Although journalists work in a relatively safe environment in Europe, they sometimes pay the highest price for doing their job