Rights and equality

Attitudes on nationalism, immigration and religious minorities are closely connected

Tuesday 19 June 2018 | VoxEurop

A Pew Research Center survey has sought to gauge public opinion on Muslims and Jews, immigrants and immigration, and nationalism and national identity in 15 Western European countries.


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.


Even where abortion is legal, access is not granted  in depth

Thursday 24 May 2018 | Paola Tamma
| VoxEurop

In several European countries tough abortion laws are not necessary, as the lack of available gynecologists makes it almost impossible for women to access abortion.


LGBT rights in the Balkans: what is still missing 

Thursday 17 May 2018 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

The last annual review of ILGA-Europe praises most Balkan countries for the laws that they have introduced – but implementation is still poor and further steps are needed.


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.


Council of Europe Annual Penal Statistics (SPACE)

Monday 05 March 2018 | OBC Transeuropa

The most comprehensive set of data about imprisonment and community sanctions in Europe


No Place for Foreigners

Monday 16 April 2018 | VoxEurop

If you have a foreign name and you are looking for an apartment, you will significantly less likely to be contacted by landlords than a German applicant.


Gender equality (EIGE)

Sunday 14 January 2018 | Alternatives Economiques

The European Institute For Gender Equality (EIGE) is an independent European agency which aims to promote and strengthen gender equality within the EU.


Women still work more and enjoy less free time 

Thursday 08 March 2018 | Francesca Barca
| VoxEurop

Despite active gender equality policies, in every European country men have more daily leisure time than women, while women spend more time on domestic, unpaid work.