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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...
19 Jul 2017
New laws within Hungary could have a devastating effect on civil society in the country and across the region. Sendrine Constant, Head of the Eastern European Zone at Terre des Hommes - Destination Unknown campaign coordinator, explains the...
16 Dec 2015
Eurochild reports that the majority of Members of the European Parliament signed a declaration promoting investing in children. The Written Declaration, designed to raise political awareness towards the European Commission and the Member States,...

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