Rights and equality

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.


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.


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


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