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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 -…

Trio-presidency programme: A relay with a German sprint

” Germany, Portugal and Slovenia presented their joint EU presidency programme for the next 18 months on Tuesday (16 June), seeking to focus primarily on social recovery in the wake of the pandemic. Despite expectations, the 31 pages are otherwise filled with little substance. EURACTIV Germany reports. One week before Germany’s Federal Cabinet…

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…

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…

CSO Declaration on Zagreb EU – Western Balkans Summit: “With or Without (E)U?” and announcement of a performance during the summit

Over 90 leading civil society organisations from the Western Balkans and EU member states, active in areas of fundamental rights and the rule of law, democratic institutions, civic engagement, environment protection, combating corruption and migrant rights have, during their online shadow summit held on 5 May 2020, adopted a common…

Virtual Shadow EU- Western Balkans Summit

We invite you to participate in the Virtual Shadow EU- Western Balkans Summit, via a moderated Zoom discussion. The Shadow Summit will be held on Tuesday 5 May / 2020 at 12:00 (CET) on the topic of Western Balkans and EU enlargement, protection of fundamental rights and enhancement of their…

EU, disinformation and the Western Balkans

On Thursday, 7 May 2020, Member of the European Parliament (S&D) and President of the EP’s Working Group for Western Balkans, Tonino Picula and Spokesperson and Director-General for Communications of the European Parliament, Jaume Duch Guillot will discus the topic of European Union, disinformation and Western Balkans. Webinar will start…

The Western Balkans in Times of the Global Pandemic

Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG) has published a new policy brief titled: The Western Balkans in Times of the Global Pandemic “The global COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken by governments around the world constitute a major rupture to the “business as usual”, and this includes the Western…

European (un)solidarity in the time of coronavirus

We asked prof. dr. sc. Goran Bandov, Lawyer and Political Scientist, Associate Professor and Head of International Relations and Sustainable Development University Centre at University of Zagreb, to comment for crosol.hr on the Covid-19 pandemic and how it affects interstate relations within the European Union. This expert in international political…

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