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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…

CIVIL SOCIETY EUROPE RESPONSE TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION ANNUAL RULE OF LAW REPORT

This contribution has been prepared by the working group on Civic Space of Civil Society Europe which is composed of CSE members, the European Foundation Centre as a partner organisation and several organisations working in the area of civic freedoms.  As Civil Society Europe works primarily on the enabling Framework…

OPEN LETTER ON BREACHES IN TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY OF MEMBER STATES NOMINATIONS TO THE EESC 2020-2025

Based on article 302 of the Treaties, Civil Society Europe addressed a letter the Vice President of the European Commission in charge of Interinstitutional Relations, Mr Maroš Šefčovič in order to bring forward some concerns on the proposed nominations by Member States of some members of the European Economic and…

Serbian CSOs urge the EU to insist on fundamental values in Serbia amidst political crisis and police brutality

BELGRADE – It can reasonably be expected that the results of the elections in Serbia on 21 June will lead to a political crisis, while the trust in government policy on fighting the pandemic has been dealt a serious blow in recent weeks, seven civil society organisations from the country…

An overview of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU from the perspective of civil society

Forum 2020*, an informal platform of more than 30 civil society organizations gathered for the occasion of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, coordinated by CROSOL – Croatian Platform for International Citizen Solidarity within the project “Towards open, fair and sustainable Europe in the world -…

Election of members of the European Economic and Social Committee in Croatia: CIVIL SOCIETY REPRESENTATIVES WITHOUT VOICES FROM CIVIL SOCIETY

In Croatia, members of the Economic and Social Committee representing civil society are elected by members of the Council for Civil Society Development, which is an advisory body to the Government of the Republic of Croatia, whose task is to develop and strengthen cooperation between the Government and civil society…

CSOs open letter to EU and national leaders: MFF cuts in funding for CSOs

The letter was drafted and initiated by the European Civic Forum and Stefan Batory Foundation and signed by numerous civic organizations. The list is still growing and, as a sign of support, the letter can be signed here. “On May 27th, the European Commission presented a strategy of overcoming negative…

International conference – “Just EUrope -Strengthening the rule of law and human rights in Europe” – video presentations

Within our project „Towards an open, fair and sustainable Europe in the world – EU Presidency Project 2019-2021’’ which shadows Croatian EU presidency from civil society perspective, we planed to held an international conference “Just EUrope – Strengthening the rule of law and human rights in Europe” on the 18th of March…

No room for the environment at the EU-Western Balkans Zagreb Summit

“Zagreb- The Declaration, which came out last week at the conclusion of the EU-Western Balkans Zagreb Summit, failed to recognize the transition towards a just and sustainable future, which can be implemented through the European Green Deal. Furthermore, it ignored the European sustainability agenda, important in the context of European…

Video of performance “With or without E(U)?”

Simultaneously with the Zagreb EU Summit on the Western Balkans, within the Croatian presidency of the EU Council, during which, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the leaders of the EU member states and the Western Balkan countries discussed the prospects of the Western Balkan countries joining the EU, civil society…

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