Byung-Chul Han: COVID-19 has reduced us to a ‘society of survival’

By |maj 24th, 2020|biopolitics, Byung-Chul Han, China, civil society, Corona-Pandemie, Coronavirus thinkers, COVID 19 crisis, Globalization, News, South Korea, US|

“Survival will become an absolute, as though we were living in a permanent state of war”. That is how South Korean philosopher Byung-Chul Han described the world after COVID-19, in an interview with Efe: “a society of survival that loses all sense of the good life”, one where “enjoyment is also sacrificed for health”.

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A Letter from the Frontline – Croatian civil society faces a double crisis

By |april 14th, 2020|civil society, coronavirus exit strategy, Croatia, earthquake, News|

Civil society organisations have been badly hit by the COVID-19 crisis. In Croatia the earthquake on 22 March increased the burden for NGOs and charities. Cvjetana Plavsa-Matic, urges the EU to reflect the needs of NGOs and charities in the COVID-19 ba...

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There is room to democratize EU integration process in Kosovo

By |marec 23rd, 2020|civil society, EU enlargement, Kosovo, News|

It is not surprising why Kosovo lags behind in the EU enlargement process, having in mind that many civic society actors were excluded from previous consultation processes, write Svjetlana Ramic Markovic and Agon Demjaha. Svjetlana Ramic Markovic is MA...

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Civil Society – the EU’s best partner in Central Asia

By |februar 21st, 2020|Central Asia, civil society, News|

The EU needs to put civil society at the heart of its strategy to rebuild its political presence in Central Asia, writes Barbara von Ow-Freytag.

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NGOs hail opinion urging EU court to annul Hungary’s restrictions on foreign financing

By |januar 14th, 2020|Article 7, civil society, European Court of Justice, Hungary, News|

Human rights watchdogs hailed on Tuesday (14 January) an opinion from the advocate general of the EU's top court which said restrictions imposed by Hungary on the financing of civil organisations from abroad breach EU law.

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French vineyards fear losing land to new pesticide-free zones

By |januar 9th, 2020|civil society, farmers, France, News, Pesticides, pesticides-free zones, vineyards, winemakers|

Pesticide-free zones, implemented in France since 1 January 2020, have angered winegrowers, who are losing a great deal of surface area, while civil society still considers them insufficient. EURACTIV France reports.

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Commissioner Várhelyi: Youth to become new ‘focal point’ in Eastern Partnership

By |december 6th, 2019|civil society, Eastern Partnership, EU-Georgia relations, EU-Moldova relations, EU-Ukraine, European neighbourhood policy, News|

In one of his first public appearances, Olivér Várhelyi, Commissioner for neighbourhood and enlargement, said on Thursday (4 December) reviving civil society and economy by reaching out to youth would be his priority in the context of Eastern Partnership.

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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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