Ökotárs Foundation – Step in the wrong direction: merging the Equal Treatment Authority under the Ombudsman’s Office

Merging the Equal Treatment Authority under the Ombudsman’s Office jeopardizes the assertion of the principle of equal treatment. While in the past the Authority has often acted in defence of vulnerable social groups, the current Ombudsman has not taken any steps in the case of compensating Rome children who suffered segregated education, did not speak…

Open letter on the nominations of the EESC representatives for the period 2020-2025

Civil Society Europe together with the European Center for Non Profit Law, Fundația pentru Dezvoltarea Societății Civile (FDSC), Stefan Batory Foundation and Solidarna wrote to the German Presidency of the EU and the European Commission as follow up of our previous letter from 17 July on issues regarding the nomination process of EESC members representing civil society organisations…

The democratic opposition in Belarus laureated of the 2020 Sakharov Prize

The President of the European Parliament has just announced the Laureate of the 2020 Sakharov Prize: the democratic opposition in Belarus, represented by the Coordination Council. The Coordination Council is an initiative of brave women – Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Svetlana Alexievich, Maryia Kalesnikava, Volha Kavalkova and Veranika Tsapkala, and political and civil society figures Siarhei Tsikhanouski,…