A year after the military seized power in a bloodless coup, critics appear to have been effectively silenced.
Marriage equality vote generates the biggest human rights debate in Ireland's history.
Military operations aside, governments are seeking to counteract the growing appeal of violent groups at its roots.
Banned groups, along with their charitable and militant wings, operate freely despite sanctions.
Amid high unemployment, the EU's newest member state saw a 58-percent decrease in asylum claims last year.
Activists are organising to oppose government cuts to already-squeezed public services such as health and welfare.
Many who have suffered sexual assault are further victimised by a press highlighting their plight paparazzi-style.
Falling into a debt-trap and besieged by bad weather, thousands of farmers are taking their own lives each year.
Inhumane conditions endured by migrants at the hands of smugglers have become a common narrative in Sicily.
Basque journalists continue to serve prison sentences for alleged ties to the armed group ETA.