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Sustainable development

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…

Croatia’s love affair with dirty energy

“Council presidency sponsorship, high-profile events, new fossil fuel investments…. Corporate Europe Observatory turns a quizzical eye on the Croatian Government’s love affair with the fossil fuel industry (inspired by The Guardian’s Pass notes column). Name: INA, d.d. Never heard of them. Who are they? INA is a Croatian oil company which plays a…

Big Oil sponsors Croatia’s EU presidency

“The six-month Croatian presidency of the Council of the EU has signed a deal with the country’s national oil company INA to supply its fuel. The part state-owned firm is now designated as the EU council presidency’s “official gasoline supplier” – and comes during the launch of the European Commission’s European…

Croatian citizens believe that the fight against corruption must be the priority of Croatia’s EU Presidency

CROSOL – the Croatian Platform for International Citizen Solidarity, in collaboration with Ipsos Puls, has published the results of a public opinion poll on Croatia’s presidency of the EU Council taking place in the first half of 2020. The research was carried out within the framework of the project “Towards…

CONCORD’s views on EU support to sustainable development worldwide

In 2017, the European Union and its Member States adopted a shared vision and framework for action to align the Union’s development policy with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the European Consensus on Development. Two years later, they published their first ‘Joint Synthesis Report’ (JSR) to monitor the implementation…

Euronews: Finland works towards goal of carbon neutrality by 2035

The Finnish government pledged last April to make the country carbon neutral by 2035, reports Euronews. Finland holds the Presidency of the Council of the EU until December, and this is their main policy priority. The country hopes to convince the 27 other member states to invest in this transition,…

Voluntary National Review of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development implementation

The presentation of the first Voluntary National Review on the Implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development during the UN High Level Political Forum 2019 is an opportunity for Croatia to evaluate its current performance in terms of the achievement of sustainable development goals. The review was prepared…

European Union presents its progress towards sustainable development

Today, at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development in New York, the EU reaffirmed its strong commitment to deliver on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a shared global roadmap for a peaceful and prosperous world, with human well-being on a healthy planet at…

Civil Society Forum in Bucharest, forging partnerships for Sustainable Development

”CSOs need to share experiences across Europe for successful stories and best practices”, and we are fully on-board with this reflection input that resulted after the Civil Society Forum Session, within the International Conference on Agenda 2030: Partnerships for Sustainable Development. The Conference took place on the 16th of April…

Invitation for dialogue -the EU Presidency Project within the 2030 Agenda Working Party

On board for dialogue on sustainable development!We had the opportunity to join on 27th of February 2019 the second meeting of this year of the 2030 Agenda Working Party within the Council of the EU, that took place in Brussels. The EU Presidency Project was represented by Ștefan Cibian (FOND…

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