Lithuania, one of only six EU member states that does not recognize civil partnerships, intends to take up debate this autumn on a law that would help address a number of practical problems faced by unmarried couples.
On 28th March 2021, the government of Romania tightened restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19, extending the state of alert for the next 30 days.
The EU is considering new legislation which could seriously endanger free speech. More than 60 human rights and journalist organisations have written an open letter to all Members of the European Parliament urging them to reject this text.
Corruption misdirects public funds away from essential services that support citizens through the pandemic. Many governments have made it harder to monitor public spending, according to our new EU-wide report.
Authoritarians in Hungary, Poland and Slovenia abused the pandemic to continue eroding democratic standards, but traditionally strong democracies also disappoint.
On 6th December 2020, legislative elections were held in Romania. The centre-left Social Democratic Party (PSD) won with 30 percent of the votes, followed by the National Liberal Party (PNL), centre-right, which obtained 25 percent.
While governments around the world are rightly focussing on vaccination strategies to protect people from COVID-19, a debate has heated up as to what the vaccine will entail for our civil liberties – including our right to move freely in the EU.
This is a summary of some of the most prominent media reports about the vaccine passport.
Organisations from 6 countries have today lodged complaints with their data protection authorities about the behavioural advertising industry’s harmful practices of broadcasting people’s personal data on the internet.
On 15th September 2020, the Romanian government extended the state of alert for 30 days due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.