Corruption in Romania: a European affair

By |september 30th, 2019|civil society, Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, corruption, CVM, Laura Codruta Kovesi, News, Romania, Schengen|

The situation in Romania is partly hopeful: numerous civic movements have emerged in the country and an outstanding anti-corruption movement is growing in the society, especially among the young generations, write Elena Denisa Petrescu and Yannis Karam...

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German charities fight to stay ‘politically active’ despite ATTAC ruling

By |april 5th, 2019|charitable status, civil society, environmental protection, News, NGOs, Zivilgesellschaft|

A German court stripped anti-globalisation association ATTAC of its charity status last January. Environmental groups now fear they could be next because they are politically active, EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Citizens and sustainable development are big losers in EU’s next research programme

By |junij 7th, 2018|civil society, European Commission, European democracy, Horizon Europe, Innovation, jobs and growth, News, research, sustainable development|

The Commission has unveiled its proposal for Horizon Europe 2020 and this comes at a critical time for the EU. But there needs to be close monitoring of the research agenda set, as current proposals could have dire consequences for democracy and sustai...

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EESC chief: Western Balkans’ EU path driven by civil society empowerment

By |maj 16th, 2018|civil society, EU-Western Balkans Summit, gender equality, News, Western Balkans|

The success of the accession process of the Western Balkan countries needs “meaningful involvement” of civil society organisations in the integration process, Luca Jahier, president of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), told EURACTIV.

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Auditors blast EU’s Turkey membership funding

By |marec 14th, 2018|civil society, EU enlargement, EU funds, European Court of Auditors, News, Turkey|

Massive European Union funding to help Turkey's stalled membership bid has "barely addressed" key problems with democracy and the media, the bloc's spending watchdog said today (14 March).

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How to turn citizens’ consultations into a success

By |marec 2nd, 2018|citizen consultations, citizen conventions, civil society, EESC, Emmanuel Macron, European Citizens Initiative, News|

Four conditions should be met if we want to make citizens' consultations a success and avoid turning the greatly anticipated initiative launched by France's President Emmanuel Macron and backed by 26 countries into a boomerang, which would irremediably...

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Parliament doesn’t want to turn back time anymore

By |februar 9th, 2018|civil society, Daylight Savings Time, EU health, European Parliament, health and lifestyle, News, policymaking|

MEPs voted for the abolishment of Daylight Saving Time on February 8, especially since this would benefit human health.

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A crazy idea  for a Western Balkans innovation agenda

By |januar 22nd, 2018|Bulgarian Presidency, civil society, corruption, Innovation, News, press freedom, Western Balkans|

If the EU plans to use the same old carrots and sticks to push the region further into enlargement territory, we are all in a situation ripe for disappointment, writes Georgi Kamov.

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EU needs to fund resilience against far-right surge

By |november 7th, 2017|civil society, Fundamental rights, News, NGOs, rule of law|

The EU should support independent media, education and civil society to halt the far-right’s erosion of the rule of law and fundamental rights, argues Israel Butler.

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Elections: What should German EU policy look like?

By |september 21st, 2017|Bundestagswahl, civil society, future of the EU, German elections 2017, Multiannual Financial Framework, News, SOTEU|

The outcome of the German elections will also shape the future of the EU. What do German associations, unions and civil society organisations demand from the future government with regards to EU financial, social and trade policies? EURACTIV Germany re...

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