EU led efforts to integrate Roma communities in Europe are failing with poverty and social exclusion pervasive throughout the minority group, according to an EU-rights agency.
Rates of infection have stayed constant for a decade in the EU, though there has been a massive surge in Russia apparently caused by drug users sharing needles.
Romania and Morocco have the highest number of expats in prison in the EU while Lithuania has the highest percentage of their expat population in jail.
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- Council of Europe critical of Turkey emergency laws
- Italian opposition presses for anti-euro referendum
- Danish MP wants warning shots fired to deter migrants
- Defected Turkish officers to remain in Greece
- Most child asylum seekers are adults, says Denmark
- No school for children of 'illegal' migrants, says Le Pen
- Ombudsman slams EU Commission on tobacco lobbying
- McDonald's moves fiscal HQ to UK following tax probe
One in four Europeans think rape can be justified in certain circumstances, while one in five say violence against women is often provoked by the victim.
Europe adds a layer of identity that enriches its citizens. The post-Brexit EU should do more to foster it, through programmes like Erasmus.
Giving a free train pass to each European turning 18 would reconnect young people to the EU and each other.
Although some EU states cut spending on education in 2014, most poured in more money, says the EU commission.
Denmark ditched their fat tax and cut levies on beer, but Danes still furnish health campaigners with the bulk of their evidence for "sin taxes" on unhealthy food and drink.
Age and poor education factor into high obesity rates, according to the EU's statistical office Eurostat. On Thursday, it released figures showing Malta is the most obese country, relative to other EU states.
Cities are struggling to deal with the influx of refugees and asylum seekers, but EU funds go to national governments, and mayors complain they are getting no help.
The way forward to ensure the protection of children globally is through a long list of small steps that governments must take to ensure no child in Europe or anywhere else suffers a life of abuse, exploitation or fear.
Irish people have called a worldwide demonstration on Saturday to demand an end to Ireland's strict abortion laws.
The Georgian Dream party says it is pro-EU, but its demonisation of LGBT people for the sake of a few votes is a retrograde move on Georgia's European path.
British, German and Dutch institutions do very well in the latest university rankings, with Oxford named the world's best. But the French and much of the rest of the EU are lagging behind.
A new OECD report shows "a wide scale of divergence" between school systems in the EU.
Anti-poverty activists in Ireland say the government's decision to appeal an EU commission order for Apple to pay back €13 billion undermines its moral authority.
Campaigners say young Europeans need better quality jobs and contracts, after a UN agency documents how hundreds of thousands of young workers risk living in poverty.
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Italian prime minister is expected to present a quick reconstruction plan and request more budget flexibility from the EU after this week's tragic earthquake.
The interior minister warns against "stigmatisation" of Muslims after a woman was fined for wearing a scarf and leggings on a beach.
The EU executive supports the former head of the Greek statistic office, who faces criminal charges for accurately reporting deficit figures.
In Brussels, the unthinkable in our supposedly modern societies – unpaid labour – has become the new normal.
Immigration and terrorism top people's concerns in Europe - a shift since the economic crisis. But the EU commission flattered itself in its reading of the latest polls.
By helping refugees being full members of the labour market, unions will adapt to changes in society and will be better prepared to face the future.
Mandatory education of soon-to-retire people has become a hot topic at the Nordic region's political summer festivals.
"Personal activism" is worth more than politicians' talk, but a “meek” EU will never win public support, an Irish gay rights campaigner tells EUobserver.
Hate speech, whether homophobic or islamophobic, can prompt violent crime, justice commissioner Vera Jourova has warned in the wake of the Orlando and Jo Cox killings.
Just nine days ahead of British referendum, EU court backs UK government on restricting welfare for EU migrants in a ruling welcomed by the Commission.
EU enlargements failed to deliver basis human rights to Roma minorities, but the philanthropic billionaire hopes current candidates will fare better by learning lessons from previous mistakes.
Europeans get through a huge amount of sugary drinks, causing serious risks to their health, a study backed by anti-obesity campaigners suggests. But southern Europe has seen a marked decline in consumption.
Companies in the EU can ban Muslim employees from wearing headscarves to work, a senior jurist has said in a case involving British security firm G4S.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says Sweden is a model for integration of refugees, but says more should be done to address housing shortages and support those with low labour skills as well as unaccompanied minors.
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