Rights and equality

European reporters more and more obstructed in their work 

Tuesday 30 April 2019 | Emanuela Barbiroglio
| VoxEurop

Reporters Without Borders’ 2019 Index shows that journalists’ working conditions in Europe are declining year after year, and that the death of four reporters in two and a half years should sound as a warning signal for those who care about democracy and freedom of the press.


Europe still digitally divided 

Friday 29 September 2017 | VoxEurop

Europeans are more and more connected to internet, but there still are huge gaps between regions and countries


Hungarian prisons are the most overcrowded in Europe 

Wednesday 10 July 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

Lithuania is the EU country with the highest rate of inmates in relation to the population, but prison overcrowding is the highest in Hungary.


Health in prisons (WHO)

Monday 02 September 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Set up by the WHO, the European database on health in prisons (HIPED) includes data on prison mortality, disease screening, and the prevention and treatment of diseases.


People behind bars in Europe 

Friday 11 January 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

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.


Why are there relatively fewer suicides in prison in the Balkans than elsewhere in Europe? 

Monday 14 May 2018 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

The suicide rate in Balkan prisons is low compared to the rest of Europe, in part because of the different composition of the prison population.


Citizens' rights: where EU and UK differ  in depth

Thursday 31 August 2017 | Eszter Zalan
| EUobserver

The rights of EU citizens living in the UK and those of the UK nationals living in EU countries is a key issue of the Brexit negotiations


Women on the boards of directors (Eige)

Wednesday 12 June 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

The European Institute for Gender Equality (Eige) collects and harmonises data on managers and board members at the European level.


Where does Europe stand on LGBTI rights? 

Saturday 15 June 2019 | Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop

Thirty-three countries out of 49 in Europe have not legalised same-sex marriage. Most Central and Eastern Europeans oppose same-sex marriage whereas most Western Europeans favour it.


The gender gap at EU elections 

Tuesday 19 March 2019 | Nikolaj Nielsen
| EUobserver

Women across Europe don't tend to vote as much in European elections, compared with men. That fact poses questions on the growing gender gap in both politics and representation in the European Parliament.