Tags: Europe

ECHR: Lithuania infringed free expression over religious icons

Posted: Thu, 01 Feb 2018

Lithuania violated the right to free expression by fining a fashion company for using religious imagery in adverts, the ECHR has ruled. Read More »

Iceland: 72% support separation of church and state

Posted: Wed, 17 Jan 2018

More than seven out of ten Icelanders who have an opinion on the separation of church and state support the idea, a poll has found. Read More »

NSS warns of ‘de-facto’ blasphemy laws at European Parliament

Posted: Thu, 26 Feb 2015

The National Secular Society has raised concerns about the limits imposed on free speech by unofficial blasphemy laws enforced by the threat of violence. Read More »

Head of Russian Orthodox Church says secularization in Europe has reached “apocalyptic dimensions,” calls for “Christian values”

Posted: Tue, 25 Nov 2014

Patriarch Kirill said Europe has abandoned its "Christian identity" and that the "process of secularization" has reached "apocalyptic dimensions". Read More »

EU publishes guidelines on protecting free expression abroad

Posted: Tue, 20 May 2014

The Council of the European Union has adopted human rights guidelines on Freedom of Expression Online and Offline. Read More »

MEPs call for better protection of fundamental rights and secularism in the EU

Posted: Fri, 28 Feb 2014

The European Parliament has passed a resolution that calls on the EU to better respect and enforce fundamental rights and European values; values which include secularism, freedom of belief, freedom of expression and the right to die with dignity. Read More »