Rights and equality

Equality, you know what I mean? 

Wednesday 04 December 2019 | Valentina Vivona
| OBC Transeuropa

Over the last twenty years, European directives have facilitated the creation of equality bodies. The majority of these institutions are still not very familiar to European citizens, but there are some exceptions in south-eastern countries.


Women in power 

Friday 08 March 2019 | Milena Hassenkamp
Marcel Pauly
| Spiegel Online

Sweden does it without a law, France does it with one. The proportion of women in European parliaments and cabinets is determined by a number of different factors. A comparison.


Equality bodies in Europe

Wednesday 04 December 2019 | Valentina Vivona
| OBC Transeuropa

Equality bodies are national institutions that tackle discrimination in society. Building on Equinet data, OBCT has developed an Index to assess the effectiveness of these institutions.


What about the security of security guards? 

Monday 16 December 2019 | Ana Kuzmanić
Ivana Perić
| H-Alter

Security guards in Croatia suffer from harsh working conditions: extremely long work shifts, poor equipment, minimum salary. They are overburned and cannot have a proper private life, but they have little alternatives. Yet security business is flourishing in Europe, and companies make millions of revenues.


Homophobia is on the rise in Hungary 

Wednesday 30 October 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

According to a new survey by the Eurobarometer, most Hungarians are extremely dismissive of LBGTI people, and the rate has greatly increased over the last few years. This attitude is consistent across most issues connected with LGBTI rights, and it is in line with Fidesz's policy.


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.


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.


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.


Copyright reform: the forthcoming EU directive we'll all be worrying about in a few years time

Wednesday 13 June 2018 | Giorgio Comai
| OBC Transeuropa

On June 20, the Legal Affairs committee of the European Parliament will vote on a proposed directive for Copyright reform. Sounds obscure? It is actually a hotly debated topic: the new directive may well shape how the internet will look like in a few years, among other things changing how linking and uploading of contents works.


Is Chinese A.I. Bluffing its Way into Europe?   in depth

Thursday 03 October 2019 | Vincent Lorin
| VoxEurop

Locked for years in digital alienation, the EU has set a new standard on data protection and privacy, wrestling back some control from Silicon Valley. But with the coming of age of AI-based applications, Chinese firms strive in turn for a piece of the colony.