Europe

Rights at work: together, beyond borders, is better

07/01/2022 -  Chiara Martini

Two cases – the Right2Water campaign and the protests of Ryanair pilots – show how important transnational alliances are for the affirmation of workers' rights. We talked about it with Imre Szabo, Darragh Golden, and Graham Finlay

Assisted reproduction in 43 European countries: not for all

23/12/2021 -  Eva BelmonteMaría Álvarez Del VayoÁngela BernardoCarmen TorrecillasAntonio Hernández Madrid

Access to assisted reproduction is very difficult for trans, intersex people, and single women in Europe. In addition to the legal barriers, they face economic stumbling blocks: most public health systems cover only part of the costs, they have very long wait lists or narrow access criteria

The impact of the pandemic on prisons in Europe

22/12/2021 -  Kira Schacht Berlin

Prisons make fertile breeding grounds for viruses, yet administrations have revealed little about Covid-19 cases, deaths and vaccinations in Europe’s prisons. Data from 32 countries show the pandemic’s impact on prisons

SLAPP: open dialogue with the Commission

15/12/2021 -  Paola Rosà

A public consultation on gag complaints is open until 10 January. In a meeting on the subject with organisations from all over Europe, which we attended on Thursday 25 November, Vice President of the European Commission Vera Jourova renewed her call for numerous contributions from all countries of the EU

Breaking (Into) Fortress Europe: Are Bottom-Up Migration Policies Still Possible?

19/11/2021 -  Federico Alagna

The EU approach to migration is based on strongly government-centred, restrictive policies, impervious to the external motions of grassroots actors. Yet, there might still be room for a systemic change from below

More trains, fewer emissions

27/10/2021 -  Lorenzo FerrariGianluca De Feo

Currently, trains offer a reasonable alternative to around half of the most popular short-haul flights in Europe. Additional improvements and incentives could bring further reductions in CO2 emissions from transport.

Europe: Gigabits for some, but not for others

25/10/2021 -  Federico Caruso

The cost of a good internet connection varies widely within the European Union, with countries around the Adriatic paying the most. Meanwhile, Romania, with a world-class network and competitive prices, is a case apart

Dunja Mijatović: : European states must stand up against pushbacks and the attempt to legalise them

21/10/2021

Ahead of the EU Council meeting that will discuss migration related topics, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, has released a statement warning against the legalisation of pushbacks, a practice which violates well-established human rights norms and case-law

Sustainability labels and the carbon footprint of foods

29/10/2021 -  Gianluca De Feo

If the European Union really wants to meet its Green Deal targets, food related emissions must be curbed. To that end, the introduction of "traffic light" sustainability labels could convince Europeans to cut down on their meat consumption.

The new common agricultural policy: green or greenwashing?

05/10/2021 -  Ornaldo Gjergji

After almost two years of negotiations, last June the European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement for the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), with several novelties and strong criticisms