ECF condemns breaches of the rule of law on Croatian borders with Bosnia

On Saturday 30 January, four Italian Members of the European Parliament, Pietro Bartolo, Brando Benifei, Pierfrancesco Majorino, Alessandra Moretti, were prevented by the Croatian police from approaching the Croatian borders with Bosnia where illegal pushbacks on asylum seekers happen. Despite the mobilisation of Italian diplomacy, they were stopped in Bojna’s Forest, on EU territory, and…

Hundreds of thousands took to the streets on 28 November in France

The European Civic Forum warns about rapid deterioration
of civic space and the rule of law in France

French version below Paris, Brussels, 1st December 2020 The European Civic Forum welcomes the mass mobilisation of hundreds of thousands of people that took place on 28 and 29 November in 70 cities across France in defence of civil liberties. The demonstrations underline concern about legislative proposals currently under consideration by the French government and…

CREDIT: Sergei Grits: Associated Press

We stand in solidarity with people in Belarus
in their fight for dignity and freedom

Since the 9th of August, after rigged presidential elections, hundreds of thousands of Belarussians took to the streets to manifest peacefully their disapproval to oppressive authorities that violate people’s civic and economic rights and freedoms. Their fight for dignity and spirit of freedom has met with violent answer by the enforcement forces. Independent human rights…