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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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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