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Interview with the head of the European Federation of Journalists: Politicians’ lawsuits against the media are one of our most important topics

We are conveying Barbara Matejčić’s interview with Renata Schroeder, published on the Telegram.hr news site:  “Renate Schroeder is the director of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the largest European journalism organization, representing 320,000 journalists across Europe and advocating for better working conditions as well as quality and independent journalism.…

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…

Challenges to local democracy in the Western Balkans – opinion of the Committee of the Regions

Author: Senada Šelo Šabić, Senior Research Associate, Institute for Development and International Relations, Zagreb The European Committee of the Regions will discuss and likely adopt an opinion entitled Challenges to Local Democracy in the Western Balkans at its plenary session scheduled for October this year. The opinion accurately detects the…

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…

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…

Statement by Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden

“In this unprecedented situation, it is legitimate that Member States adopt extraordinary measures to protect their citizens and overcome the crisis. We are however deeply concerned about the risk of violations of the principles of rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights arising from the adoption of certain emergency measures. …

We call for humane, sustainable solutions and clear distribution of responsibilities within the EU member states

Ahead of the informal meeting of European Foreign Affairs Ministers, Centre for Peace Studies, Are You Syrious, Welcome Initiative and Forum 2020 warned that the EU has to urgently adopt sustainable and humane solutions for the humanitarian crisis at the Greece-Turkey land border, as well as on Greek islands and other external borders of…

Open letter to Prime Minister Plenković from the Centre for Peace Studies and Are You Syrious on behalf of Forum 2020

The NGOs Centre for Peace Studies and Are You Syrious, sent an open letter to Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, on behalf of Forum2020, asking him to push for a reform of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). Forum 2020 emphasizes that the instability and insecurity we are currently witnessing at…

“Čudnovati kljunaš - mir u sjeni rata”

Nakon projekcije video isječka o Mirnoj reintegraciji hrvatskog Podunavlja premijerno prikazane na stručnom zagovaračkom panelu „EU kao zaboravljeni mirovni projekt“ u sklopu predsjedanja Republike Hrvatske Vijećem EU prošlog tjedna u Vukovaru, pogledajte ga i ovdje! U suradnji s TonniBfilms nastao je ovaj kratki trailer "Čudnovati kljunaš - mir u sjeni rata", kao uvertira za cijeli dokumentarac. Pratite stranice Centar za mir, nenasilje i ljudska prava - Osijek za daljnje informacije!

Objavljuje Centar za mir, nenasilje i ljudska prava - Osijek u Četvrtak, 23. siječnja 2020.

Trailer for the film “A peculiar political beast – peace in the shadow of war”

Centre for Peace, Nonviolence and Human Rights Osijek published the trailer for a film titled “A peculiar political beast – peace in the shadow of war”, which premiered at the Croatian civil society opening event of the Croatian presidency of the Council of the EU on 15th January 2020 in…

Civil society organisations opened the Croatian presidency of the Council of the EU with an expert advocacy panel “EU as a Forgotten Peace Project?” in Vukovar

Civil society organisations gathered within the Forum 2020 platform held an expert advocacy panel “EU as a Forgotten Peace Project?” on 14th-15th January in Vukovar. The goal of the event was to, on the anniversary of peaceful reintegration of the Croatian Danube region and Croatia’s international recognition, discuss the role…

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