Novact: Transparency and accountability of the police forces in the Spanish State

On 6-7 October, the conference ‘Transparency and accountability of the police forces in the Spanish State’ will be held in Barcelona. Organised by Novact together with Irídia and Rights International Spain (RIS), the conference will consist of seven round tables made up of experts, representatives of public administrations and members of civil society organisations. They…

Press conference with two men and one woman

European Movement Italy: Let us give a democratic dimension to the European Political Community

Earlier this year, French President Emmanuel Macron proposed the creation of a European Political Community, a body to bring together the EU27, EU candidate countries, EFTA countries, the UK and potentially others. Ahead of the first EPC summit on October 6-7, European Movement Italy President Pier Virgilio Dastoli argues that the EPC must not just…

A spokesperson addressing the crowd with youth representatives in the background

Òmnium Cultural: Spain answers complaint, justifying police infiltration in youth groups

The interior ministry of Spain has admitted and defended planting undercover officers in youth groups in a response to a judicial complaint laid by Òmnium Cultural. The orgnaisation filed the complaint after news emerged of two cases in which undercover police had been placed in pro-independence Catalan youth movements. The ministry defended its action by…