EMPOWER CITIZENS FOR THE FUTURE OF EUROPE

Find below a common text discussed by networks of NGOs in Milan on 13-14 December 2019. The text is addressed to EU institutions regarding the Conference on the Future of Europe. ————————————————————————— Whereas it is undoubtedly necessary and urgent to have an aggiornamento of the EU for many reasons: the very long financial and subsequent…

Commission’s President introduces Article 11 to Jourova’s mandate

Following a large mobilisation from civil society organisations and an intense advocacy campaign towards members of the European Parliament, president-elect Ursula von der Leyen reviewed the mission letter of Commissioner for Transparency and Values, Vera Jourova. The final mission letter, published on 1 December 2019 on the Commission’s website, notably stipulates that Mrs. Jourova will…

Protest in Legnica against the reform of the Constitution

« Free courts, Free Poland » – Civic resistance for the independence of the judiciary

On Wednesday, 18 December, over 200 cities in Poland stood in civic protest for judiciary independence. The direct reason for protests, that were held outside courthouses across Poland and, in Warsaw, outside Polish parliament, is the bill dubbed “gag bill” that will implement harsh disciplinary measures against judges who will obey the European law and…