Human Rights

The working elderly — why in Azerbaijan ‘nobody wants to retire’

Elderly people in Azerbaijan are often seen working well beyond the age of retirement, often in hard physical jobs. The government has tried to celebrate this, claiming that no one wants to retire in Azerbaijan, but others point out that low state pensions give many no other choice

European Union

Serbia: parallel divergences

According to the Minister of Defense, Serbia should part ways with Brussels; for the President of the Republic the European road is not under discussion. Simple divergences, political crisis, or usual two-voice game for two different audiences – local and EU?

Economy

The working elderly — why in Azerbaijan ‘nobody wants to retire’

Elderly people in Azerbaijan are often seen working well beyond the age of retirement, often in hard physical jobs. The government has tried to celebrate this, claiming that no one wants to retire in Azerbaijan, but others point out that low state pensions give many no other choice

Environment

The Panorama Tbilisi project: a monster in town

Works are ongoing in Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia, for the construction of a pharaonic real estate project. Its impact on the landscape and environment risks being huge, and civil society has mobilized

Media

Montenegro: journalist Olivera Lakić attacked

Olivera Lakić, investigative journalist from the Montenegrin newspaper Vijesti, was shot and wounded in front of her house, in the same place where she was beaten up six years ago. It's not easy to be a journalist in Montenegro

Migration

Reform of the Dublin Regulation – Towards another wasted opportunity?

Prolonged discussions and disagreements between governments threaten the necessary reform of European rules on the right of asylum

Justice

Demonstrating for David in Banja Luka

The authorities of the Republika Srpska are not telling the whole truth on the suspicious death of 21-year-old David Dragičević. But there are now thousands of protesters who every day, for a month and a half, have been asking for clarity