26 July Jul 2016 1002 26 July 2016
Evidence doesn't lie: Detainees are being subjected to beatings, torture and rape
According to Amnesty International, more than 10,000 people have been detained since the failed coup. They are held in unofficial detention centers where their rights have been systematically violated.
20 July Jul 2016 1120 20 July 2016
What remains of the agreement on refugees ?
Four months have passed since the entry into force of the agreement between the EU and Turkey. This deal received widespread criticism with some claiming that it will remain unimplemented or, worse still, ignored by Turkey. Vita Int analyzes the state of the art with Professor Chiara Favilli from the University of Florence, a lecturer in European Union law.
14 July Jul 2016 1036 14 July 2016
No more space for refugees? Think again Europe
According to data from the censuses conducted across Europe, there are at least 15.8 million verified empty homes in Europe. In other words, there are enough empty homes in Europe to house all the asylum seekers that arrived in Europe last year, and all of Europe’s 4 million homeless people, several times over.
13 July Jul 2016 1215 13 July 2016
EU is targeting global business and their supply chains to address the challenge of conflict minerals
The European Union agreed on a framework last month to stop the trade in conflict minerals which finance armed groups.
12 July Jul 2016 1509 12 July 2016
Barroso, the European elitist who benefits from a divided EU
The appointment of former European Commission president Manuel Barroso drew outcry and condemnation. Corporate Europe Observatory: «The revolving door is just one symptom of the perverse symbiosis that exists between big business and the public authorities that should be working for the public interests».
11 July Jul 2016 1503 11 July 2016
Disability, the glass half full and half empty
Praise and delusion. The implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities voted by the European Parliament according to civil society organizations.
7 July Jul 2016 1025 07 July 2016
Elderly people and poverty: Current levels and changes since the crisis
Poverty for those aged 65 or older (65+) in the European Union has significantly reduced between 2007 and 2014, in contrast to increases in poverty for people aged under 65.
29 June Jun 2016 1759 29 June 2016
EASPD and its key partners call on the EU to act on social care
Members of the European Parliament, representatives from social services, trade unions and organisations representing persons with disabilities called on the European Commission (EC) and the European Parliament (EP) to do more to support high quality social care – through adequately trained professionals - in Europe.
27 June Jun 2016 1704 27 June 2016
100 EU NGOs reject EU Commission migration response plan
The EU is set to open a dark chapter in its history unless it rejects the European Commission’s proposal on migration, a coalition of more than 100 NGOs warned on Monday.
24 June Jun 2016 1514 24 June 2016
Brexit: The fight for human rights is a common struggle
According to the European Disability Forum,the tone of the UK campaign, which was characterized by a divisive public debate on migration, reminds us of what is at stake and what we need to fight for, within a strong EU.