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22 May 2019
On May 15th, 2019, the 7th session of the Council for the Rights of the Child was held. The session was attended by the Serbia local coordinator of the ChildHub project. Following the adoption of the minutes of the previous session, the members of...
22 May 2019
In the context of the European Union (EU) membership application process being advanced in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), EU institutions have been assessing the state of human rights, protection of minority groups and gender equality in the...
19 Apr 2019
19 April 2019 marks the end of the term for the European Parliament. In just over a month, in a direct vote on 23-26 May, EU citizens will elect the new House. It will be the task of the future European Parliamentarians to finish negotiations on the...
01 Feb 2019
ChildPact has been working with partners in Western Balkan to provide a written contribution to the preparation of the EU Enlargement Package 2019. Some of the main challenges in child protection and children rights across the region identified in...
24 Jan 2019
In April 2017 European Commission (EC) introduced a new 'Work-life Balance' Initiative aiming to address the challenges of working parents and carers in balancing their work and family responsibilities. Some of the key features of the directive are...
02 Nov 2018
The EU agency for Fundamental rights – FRA – has published a report on differences in legal minimum ages covering various areas, from social rights, education, employment and finance, to alternative care, LGBTI and mobility. This is one in the group...
21 Mar 2018
''At least 11 asylum seekers and 8 police officers were injured during clashes in the hot spot of Moria on the island of Lesvos on Wednesday evening. 200 women and children were evacuated in a nearby warehouse'' Keep Talking Greece reports. ''Some...
15 Mar 2018
Kathimerini reports that ''Greek police say they have arrested 11 people on suspicion of running a smuggling ring transporting hundreds of refugees and migrants from the Greek-Turkish land border to the cities of Athens and Thessaloniki over the...
14 Mar 2018
''The European Union needs a common policy on the refugee crisis while the member-states must immediately implement the relocation programme in order to reduce the refugee population in Greece, which is under great pressure, Portugal's President...
09 Mar 2018
''Austria plans to use its upcoming presidency of the European Union this year to shift the bloc’s focus from resettling refugees within the EU towards keeping further waves of migrants outside the bloc’s external borders, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz...

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