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Spain, Czechia, Denmark and Belgium are the meccas of reproductive tourism

By , , , |November 10th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Barriers in many European countries push thousands of people abroad to access assisted reproductive technology techniques. In some cases, they take out huge loans to pay for the treatments.

More than half of European countries prohibit access to assisted reproduction for lesbians and almost a third do so for single women

By , , , , |November 2nd, 2021|Tags: , , , |

The situation is much more difficult for trans and intersex people. In addition to the legal barriers, they face economic stumbling blocks: most public health systems cover only part of the costs or have very long wait lists or narrow access criteria.

Not just apps: privacy, personal data and COVID-19 in the western Balkans

By |May 18th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

The measures adopted by some Balkan countries to contain the pandemic have raised perplexity in associations and researchers who deal with privacy and digital rights. Emergency actions, derogating from the national rules of law, could translate into mass surveillance tools.

Focus: coronavirus and fundamental rights

By , |April 30th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Our thematic focus this month is entirely on the legal and democratic challenges that the pandemic is posing to our societies. In particular, we look at how fundamental rights may be threatened by some emergency measures that are adopted or discussed in Europe. 

What about the security of security guards?

By , |December 16th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

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.

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