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Gender pay gap in EU

The gender pay gap is defined as the relative difference in the average gross earnings of women and men within the economy as a whole. There are considerable differences between EU countries, with the gender pay gap ranging from less than 8% in Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, and Slovenia to more than 20% in Austria,…

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Conference on Libya, the day after

[BB] The Conference on Libya was held on 12 and 13 November in Palermo, Sicily. For some pundits the symbolic image of the summit, the handshake between the president of the Libyan national government, Fayez al Sarraj, and General Khalifa Haftar should be seen as a success. According to other commentators, the appointment has to be considered a failure….

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For Alps, a new website about immigration in the Alps

ForAlps website is online: please help us to disseminate it! Immigration as opportunity for Alpine regions. The mountains as an economic and human resource. ForAlps aims to shade light and increase the debate about welcoming culture and migrants’ integration in mountain regions We are glad to announce that the website ForAlps has been launched! ForAlps…

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Responding to ‘hate speech’: Comparative overview of six EU countries

This report provides a comparative overview of legal and policy responses to ‘hate speech’ in six EU countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland and the United Kingdom. The report finds hate speech to be a significant problem across all countries. Despite some examples of good practice, legal and regulatory frameworks in these countries are failing…

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Data about migration and Ue countries

Here you can download infographic (shared also on our FB page), with data about migration flows and Europe.

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Parlemeter 2018

Since 1973, the European institutions commission regular public opinion surveys, the Eurobarometer, in all EU Member States. In 2007, the European Parliament launched its own specific Eurobarometer series. These surveys cover a wide range of issues, focusing on citizens’ perceptions and expectations towards EU action, and the main challenges the Union is facing. The surveys…

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Migration: what Europe is going to decide

On 18 October 2018, the European Council adopted several conclusions on migration, internal security and external relations. This institution is composed of the heads of state or government of the EU’s member states, together with its President and the European Commission President. At the end of its last meeting, it “assessed the state of implementation…

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Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment. With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to 2°C could go hand in hand with ensuring a more sustainable and equitable society, the Intergovernmental…

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Solidarity from Traiskirchen to Lampedusa: “We don’t want Europe to be a fortress towards people”

Andrea Babler, mayor of Traiskirchen, town in the district of Baden in Lower Austria in Austria, one of the participant to Snapshots from the borders project, adresses a video message to his colleague Salvatore Martello in Lampedusa, the municipality which is leader of the project, in the day of the fifth anniversary f the death…

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Lampedusa: «We ask European institutions to make 3rd October the European Day of Memory and Reception»

«3rd October should become the European Day dedicated to the memory of the victims of immigration: it would be a great symbolic and cultural act» – Salvatore Martello, Mayor of Lampedusa, said, on the eve of the anniversary of the shipwreck in which 368 migrants died in the sea in front of the island, on…