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Photo gallery: EU as a Forgotten Peace Project, Vukovar, 14th-15th January 2020

Photos by: Marko Balaši

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. …

EU response to the COVID-19 in the Western Balkans

Original article can be found here.

Reaction of Croatian Forum 2020 towards the European Union’s actions aimed at combating the COVID-19 pandemic

In the circumstances of growing pandemic of COVID-19 coronavirus in Europe, and especially among the EU member states – we express our concerns by the reactions of member states which have, albeit somewhat understandably but not justifiably, irrationally focused on protecting their national interests, ignoring the fact that we are…

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…

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…

EU enlargement is dead. Long live EU enlargement.

“The EU’s new accession methodology won’t be able to stop the downhill political spiral in the Western Balkans. But there might be a silver lining to all of this. The European Union faces so many challenges that you can’t find many people in Brussels nowadays who care so much about…

European Commission presents its proposal for a new enlargement methodology

“BRUSSELS – The College of the European Commission has adopted a proposal for a new methodology for the accession negotiations today. “The whole process needs to be more credible, more predictable, more dynamic and more political”, stated the European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi while presenting the Commission’s…

“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…