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January 2024: There is another way.

In our first newsletter of the year, we share our EU elections manifesto, and explain why we need a Europe of Democracy Soldiary and Rights for all.  With momentum growing, we put civil dialogue…...
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December 2023: Policy Santa comes early

In our last newsletter of the year, we reflect on how busy 2023 has been...right up to the end. Inside we share our…...
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November 2023: Israel-Palestine

In the latest edition of our newsletter, we share our statement on the ongoing situation in Israel and Palestine, outlining our demands the EU works for a generalised and immediate ceasefire throughout the…...
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October 2023: Poland votes for change

The result is in: three opposition political forces have received a majority of elected representatives in both houses of Poland’s parliament...
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September 2023: State of the Union

ECF responds to President Ursula vonder Leyen's State of the Union speech. Plus, updates from the European Civic Academy and Civic Pride Awards...
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Summer 2023: European Commission publishes Rule of Law report

On 5 July 2023, the European Commission published its fourth annual report reviewing the Rule of Law infrastructure and developments in 27 Member States in 2022...
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May 2023: As elections loom, civil society secures a partial victory on the foreign interference directive

With the elections looming, the institutions are eager to finalise work on the remaining major legislative files of this term.However, the Defence of Democracy package, originally expected in June, has been delayed, following widespread alarm at its proposed foreign interference directive. The Commission has agreed to civil society's demand for a full impact assessment...
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April 2023: An EU foreign agents act would fatally undermine the Defence of Democracy package

The European Commission is set to publish its proposed Defence of Democracy package. In our response to the consultation, we made it clear that the package’s focus on ‘foreign interference’ risks damaging democracy, not defending it. This week, 230 civil society organisations wrote to the European Commission President, calling for the proposed directive on foreign-funded organisations to be scrapped...
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March 2023: Fighting for democratic empowerment and resilience

The latest edition of our annual civic space report, “Fighting for democratic empowerment and resilience”, was released earlier this month. The report demonstrates that, while civil society remains the bedrock of democracy, civic freedoms are under pressure across Europe...
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