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.
25/11 19:25 CET
Getting around or going on holiday are rights that most of us take for granted. But if you have a disability, the barriers are all too evident. Today more and more cities are trying to become…
Rights of the disabled
Some facts and figures:
- - In the EU about 1 in 6 has some kind of disability (mobility, visual, hearing, mental or learning difficulty)
- - About 80 million people have a disability
- - Roughly 40% of EU citizens know someone with a disability
- - In Berlin about 17% of the population lives with a disability
11/11 10:52 CET
It is great for some, but for others the building of a new Europe is no cause for celebration. Amid increasing talk of a disconnect between Europe and its people, political leaders face a real…
11/11 10:50 CET
Officials within the European Union know they have a serious problem on their hands: how to get people more interested in the bloc and take…
The EU and its people:
- - Only 62% of Europeans feel they are citizens of the EU
- - Just 46% of people know what their rights are as EU citizens
- - Only 28% of Europeans think their voice counts in the EU
- - Free movement is seen as the most positive result of the EU (56%)
- - Only 43% of people voted in the last European elections (2009)
- - Malta's turnout was highest among states with free voting (78.8%)
- - Slovakia recorded the worst rate of participation (19.6%) (Source: Eurobarometer, Spring 2013)
28/10 11:04 CET
It is enough to make your blood boil: when someone owes you money, or you are caught up in a dispute over a product or service. But have you considered all the legal options, including one that is designed to be easy and cheap, and where you do not have to have a…
28/10 11:03 CET
How small is small? That is a question many European lawmakers are asking as they try to ensure that civil procedures aimed at helping people…
How the small claims procedure works:
- - It can help in disputes over money, products or services
- - The process is designed to be easier and cheaper
- - The maximum amount claimed is often less than €5,000
- - There's no need to hire a lawyer or have legal expertise
- - Consumers but also businesses can make a claim
- - It covers local claims but also EU cross-border cases
14/10 11:04 CET
Benefiting from the advantages of new digital technology is something that many people now see as an important right. But how do we reassure those who are still wary about connecting to the web…
14/10 11:03 CET
European politicians and internet experts are increasingly talking about the importance of what they refer to as our ‘digital rights’. To…
Key facts about Europeans online:
- - 73% of households have internet access at home
- - 67% use the internet at least once a week
- - 56% use the internet every day
- - 47.5% ordered goods and services online in 2011
- - 41% interacted with government services online
- Women want their place in politics
- I want to see a lawyer!
- The tough road to common EU criminal proceedings
- Really? These drugs are legal?
- The highs and lows of new drugs
- Let's hope it's a happy holiday!
- How well do you know your EU package travel rights?
- Roma education, key to integration
- Croatia: hey, but I'm an EU citizen now!
- EU accession and rights: voices from Zagreb
- Leave me in peace!
- UK testing new ways to offer protection from violence
- What about my rights?
- ‘Guardians’ of EU rights also bound by charter
- I'm European but...
- Save me from bureaucracy
- EU reform against red tape avoids thorny issue
- We can't take it anymore
- Men urged to speak out against violence
- 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?
- A life without barriers !
- Bonus ITV: "unlimited abilities"
- Help! My business is collapsing
- Fierce debate over “bankruptcy tourism”
- The human impact of insolvency
- Bad toys banned from Santa's list
- Is it too late to police the web?
- Careful what you click on!
- Privacy versus new information technology
- There's distance between us!
- Concern in Brussels over "disconnect"
- "Citizens need to feel the EU is theirs"
- Rent a car, rent a surprise
- They only see my skin colour
- Hate speech proves difficult to tackle
- Medical hope for sexually mutilated women
- "Our daughters will not be mutilated"
- ‘It makes me furious to know the mutilation continues’
- Don't rip me off!
- Others are deciding for you
- A good day to vote?