Right On meets citizens across Europe who are fighting for their rights. The spotlight falls on a range of subjects, from the respect of basic freedoms to the protection of consumers, with experts also providing valuable insights.
10/06 11:09 CET
It is an issue that is increasingly coming under the spotlight: what to do about stalking, harassment and similar forms of violence. For the victims it is a tough battle dealing with the psychological trauma, but also seeking legal protection. It can be a problem…
10/06 11:08 CET
There is increasing pressure on countries around the world to improve…
Key facts about EU-wide protection orders
- - An order issued in one EU nation will be valid in all Member States
- - MEPs have just passed a Regulation for orders made under civil law
- - A European Protection Order for criminal law matters already exists
- - EU states will have until January 2015 to apply the new regulations
- - A Victims' Directive on minimum rights has already been passed
27/05 11:18 CET
The respect of our basic rights has become a top priority for many Europeans, and something that was supposed to strengthen those freedoms was the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, which came into force in 2009. But is it just words on paper, or something that really…
27/05 11:17 CET
European citizens are being reminded that the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights, which came into force in 2009, is not just legally…
The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights:
- - Became legally binding on EU states in December 2009
- - Is divided up into articles within six different categories
- - Covers dignity, freedom, citizens, equality, solidarity & justice
- - Applies when EU states implement European law or policy
- - Must be respected by all institutions of the European Union
- - Complements but does not replace other rights treaties
13/05 11:12 CET
What does being a European citizen mean? How many closed doors do we still encounter if we want to have our rights respected in Europe? These are just some of the questions the second European Citizenship Report sets out to answer. Nathalie Stockwell, the European…
Some of your rights as a European citizen:
- - Move and reside freely within the EU
- - Not to be discriminated against on the grounds of your nationality
- - Right to vote and stand as a candidate in municipal and European Parliament elections
- - Right to be assisted by another EU country’s embassy or consulate outside the EU, if your country is not represented
- - Right to petition the European Parliament
- - Organize or support, a citizens' initiative to call for new EU legislation
29/04 10:39 CET
It is one of those things almost guaranteed to make our heads spin: getting bogged down in official bureaucracy and paperwork. Using public documents such as birth certificates can often be at the heart of the problem, as they are essential to prove who we are. And…
29/04 10:34 CET
A new regulation just announced by the European Commission aims to cut back on the red tape and bureaucracy that citizens and businesses face…
Freedom of movement
Some facts on using public documents across European borders:
- - Some 12.6 million Europeans live in an EU nation that is not their own
- - Proof of civil status is needed to work, marry, seek healthcare, etc
- - Papers are also needed to enjoy a right or comply with obligations
- - Citizens complain of the time it takes to get documents recognised
- - Authentification of papers can cost up to 50 euros in some countries
- - Getting one document translated can cost between €30 and €150
- We can't take it anymore
- Men urged to speak out against violence
- Others are deciding for you
- A good day to vote?
- Don't rip me off!
- "Our daughters will not be mutilated"
- Medical hope for sexually mutilated women
- ‘It makes me furious to know the mutilation continues’
- They only see my skin colour
- Hate speech proves difficult to tackle
- Rent a car, rent a surprise
- There's distance between us!
- Concern in Brussels over "disconnect"
- "Citizens need to feel the EU is theirs"
- Careful what you click on!
- Privacy versus new information technology
- Is it too late to police the web?
- Bad toys banned from Santa's list
- Help! My business is collapsing
- Fierce debate over “bankruptcy tourism”
- The human impact of insolvency
- A life without barriers !
- Bonus ITV: "unlimited abilities"
- Our private lives on the web
- Bonus ITV: Paul Nemitz, European Commission
- Bonus ITV: Richard Allan, Facebook's Director of Policy
- Reporter's afterthought
- The lack of women at the top
- Reporter's afterthought
- Invisible barriers across Europe
- Our fundamental rights exposed
- Bonus ITV: Florian Geyer, Directorate General Justice, European Commission
- Reporter's afterthought
- Diversity and discrimination at work
- Reaching out to Europe's Roma
- Who are the Roma people?
- Bonus: Voices from Bulgaria
- Can I vote if I move abroad?
- When holidays become horror days
- Bonus ITV: The European Consumer Centre Ireland
- Package holiday? No, a dynamic package!
- Spotlight on suspects' rights
- What’s all the fuss over people who get arrested?
- When things go wrong abroad
- Imitations of illicit drugs
- Club drug clinic a first in London
- Bonus: Who's keeping track of new drugs in the EU?
- The complications of international divorce
- Crime victims: the lonely struggle
- Bonus ITV: Help groups welcome efforts to boost support for crime victims
- Making offenders pay for victim support services
- EU to simplify cross-border trade rules
- Has anyone seen my child?
- A new SOS when youngsters vanish
- Missing children images on website error pages
- Breaking the glass ceiling
- Bonus interview: balance and leadership
- Who gets what when I die
- Inheritance and tax: a hornet’s nest
- Give me what you owe me!
- Another option for European debt recovery
- Is the EU small claims system working?