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Can the EU assert its leadership and truly deliver on gender equality in 2021 (and beyond)?

In this opinion piece, Vice President of CONCORD and EU Representative & Head of Office of CARE International, Céline Mias, takes a critical perspective on the EU’s actions on gender equality for the past year. With these insights, the article identifies 10 opportunities for the EU to demonstrate its urge…

EU Civil Protection Mechanism – post-earthquake relief

Lidija Knežević, Obris.org On Friday, January 29, it was exactly a month since the 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Sisak-Moslavina County, leaving unforeseeable consequences for space and people. During those first months, another 622 earthquakes of magnitude greater than or equal to 2.0 followed, which further traumatized the citizens of the…

Report on sexual abuse at Croatian universities

By Barbara Matejčić “WHEN I was 14, I played a minor role in one play. Older actors and actresses, and me, almost a girl. An hour before the premiere, one of the actors in the sixties, otherwise highly esteemed among the audience, approached me in the dressing room as I…

Reporting from Banija: 72-year old man slept in tractor carry basket for days

Written by Barbara Matejčić, published by Index.hr IT is eight in the morning, we are on the road to Banija, it’s January 8th, ten days after the big earthquake. Luka Juranić is driving. Ian Grgić is co-driver and navigator. Ivana Kordić is sitting in the back next to me. She…

Declaration of forces for EU combat groups in trouble

Lidija Knežević The government held its 32nd session this morning, the last before the Christmas holidays, and the penultimate one this year. In addition to a number of topics related to the COVID-19 disease epidemic and the associated recent vaccinations, the Government also adopted two proposals from the Ministry of…

Round table discussion with Sakharov award lauréats at Human Rights Film Festival 2020

This year CROSOL is again participating in the Human Rights Film Festival program, albeit in an online form. In cooperation with European Parliament’s Office in Croatia, we have organized a discussion with this year’s winners of the Sakharov award for freedom of thought.  The Sakharov award for 2020 was awarded…

PESCO and the Strategic Compass –Reality goes down the road, the EU down the garden path

“At the beginning of December, it will be exactly three years since the Council of the EU adopted a formal decision establishing the “Permanent Structured Cooperation” (PESCO) program. Under this framework of mutual cooperation between EU member states on issues in the fields of defense and security, a total of…

Has the Black Lives Matter movement really started to change things in Europe as well? Interview with a London-based journalist

In an interview with Barbara Matječić for Telegram.hr, Angelo Boccato analyses how the Italian and British milieu stand when it comes to racism. Angelo Boccato is an Italian freelance journalist who moved to London in 2013 and writes for Italian and British media about, among other things, racism and the…

EU, Croatia and “Europe that protects”

By: Igor Tabak (obris.org) At the end of 2019, the Republic of Croatia presented its Presidency Program of the Council of the EU, aptly named “Strong Europe in a world full of challenges”. It identified four main priority areas, including “Europe that protects” in third place – an area that…

European Commission publishes 2020 WB Country Reports

The European Commission has just published 2020 Enlargement Package. The package contains the Reports in which the Commission services present their detailed assessment of the state of play in each candidate country and potential candidate, what has been achieved over the last year, and set out guidelines on reform priorities.…

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