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Even where abortion is legal, access is not granted 

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.


Are European data watchdogs prepared for GDPR? 

Wednesday 23 May 2018 | Nikolaj Nielsen
Peter Teffer
Carmen Aguilar
| VoxEurop
EUobserver

European data protection authorities are conducting profoundly different recruitment policies to enforce the EU's upcoming new privacy rules.


In OECD countries, a quarter of the salary goes to taxes 

Friday 18 May 2018 | VoxEurop

A new report shows disparities between the 40.5 percent in Belgium and the 7 percent paid in Chile. The analysis also offers detailed information according to the type of family.


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.


Carbon emissions in the EU on the rise 

Wednesday 16 May 2018 | Carmen Aguilar
| VoxEurop

CO2 emissions from fossil-fuel burning increased by 1.8 percent in 2017 in the European Union, raising doubts about its ability to meet long-term targets


Central and Eastern European countries increase applications for patents 

Tuesday 15 May 2018 | Carmen Aguilar
| VoxEurop

Countries from Central and Eastern Europe have made more requests for European patents in the last seven years, just as traditional innovating countries have made less.


Mediterranean towns ready for EU-sponsored free wifi  in depth

Tuesday 15 May 2018 | Carmen Aguilar
Peter Teffer
| VoxEurop
EUobserver

The European Union's fund for free wireless internet connection hotspots is most popular in Belgium, Portugal, Bulgaria, Italy, Malta, Slovenia and Croatia. Check if your municipality pre-registered.


Disparities in pre-primary school funding 

Monday 14 May 2018 | Laurent Jeanneau
| Alternatives Economiques

The numbers of pupils in pre-primary classes vary up to threefold according to country. And those which spend the most are not necessarily the richest.


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.


Next EU budget favors security and research over agriculture 

Monday 07 May 2018 | Carmen Aguilar
| VoxEurop

The new EU budget grants less money to agriculture and more to migration, security, and research