Democracy at risk in Portugal

We now count five years of austerity, which the Portuguese population had to survive. Today, we therefore live a violent social regression, the largest in the history of our young democracy: 28% of the population lives in poverty and 41% in severe material deprivation (source: INE); poverty risk rate for children under 18 years is…

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Do the Gov’t and High Administrative Court understand the right of access to information?

After the High Administrative Court had allowed the Croatian Government to continue hiding the amount that was paid to American law firm Patton Boggs LLP for the defense of Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markač in the appellate procedure before the International Tribunal in the Hague, GONG has filed a constitutional complaint challenging the High Administrative…

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ACTIVIZENSHIP : prendre la mesure des changements sociétaux au service du collectif

intervenir par une réflexion critique sur les paradigmes sociaux, culturels, économiques Pour alimenter les débats dans l’espace public, le FCE cherche à intervenir par une réflexion critique sur les paradigmes sociaux, culturels, économiques dans lequel nous nous inscrivons. Le FCE a lancé un outil d’expression visant à saisir les tendances actuelles et les transformations touchant…

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TTIP Update

To pass or not pass? To pass or not pass? That is the great question hanging over the Transatlatic Trade Agreements (TTIP), between the EU and the USA on the one hand, and the already agreed yet contested one between Canada and the EU on the other. Indeed, as this Newsletter has developed in the…

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Migration

In February, tragedies in the Mediterranean have once again called civil society and institutions to find a solution to the increasing number of migrants risking their life crossing the sea in search of a (better) future. The situation in neighbouring countries failing to stabilise, notably in Libya, desperate migration has reached historical records, with more…

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