Society

What’s holding back the fight against gender-based violence? 

Friday 07 December 2018 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

In Europe, sexist stereotypes hinder the deployment of effective tools to combat gender-based violence. In 2018 the ratification of the Istanbul Convention was rejected by Bulgaria and Slovakia. But even where the Convention has been ratified, its application is slow to advance. 


Migrating to reproduce  in depth

Wednesday 12 December 2018 | Irene Savio
| VoxEurop

Each year thousands of Europeans go abroad to undergo fertility treatment. A two-month investigation analyses what is known and what remains to be discovered about this largely hidden phenomenon.


Parenting in Europe: who’s staying at home with the kids?  in depth

Thursday 08 November 2018 | Laura Filios
| OBC Transeuropa

Too many fathers delegating childcare to their partner; mothers staying too long outside the workforce; an uneven range of rights and guarantees: how and why parental leave is changing in Europe.


Europe’s asylum system under great pressure  in depth

Friday 09 November 2018 | Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop

The Dublin Regulation – the asylum system of Europe – has been put under a great deal of pressure mainly because of the vast majority of arrivals that have been currently registered in a very few member states.


Criminal offenses decreasing in Germany 

Saturday 24 November 2018 | Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop

2017 was the year Germany recorded the lowest number of criminal offences since 1992. 


Fighting Poverty, an increasingly uphill battle in Europe 

Friday 30 November 2018 | Astrid Gruyelle
| Alternatives Economiques

The European Social model is pretty much on its last leg. Over the last few years, social transfers granted by the member states of the European Union are increasingly losing their ability to reduce poverty.


Better data can prevent violence against women  in depth

Wednesday 21 November 2018 | Carmen Aguilar
| VoxEurop

Lack of standardisation in reporting and cultural differences between Northern and Eastern European countries complicate efforts towards an effective response against gender-based violence.


Life expectancy after retirement: a very unbalanced Europe 

Friday 09 November 2018 | Roxana Torre
| VoxEurop

Looking at life expectancy in European countries combined with retirement age, we see stark differences: Austrian women and Maltese men enjoy the longest retirement, while in Bulgaria this period is almost 10 years shorter for both women and men.


Most Western Europeans favor at least some restrictions on Muslim women’s religious clothing

Monday 17 September 2018 | VoxEurop

Most non-Muslim adults in Western Europe favor at least some restrictions on the religious clothing of Muslim women who live in their country


Immigration concerns fall in Western Europe; integration is most needed

Tuesday 23 October 2018 | VoxEurop

Immigration still remains a top concern for many Western Europeans, but today a large majority says it is necessary for immigrants to integrate, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.