Strengthening the rule of law through an enabling civic space

Civil Society Europe working group on civic space and fundamental rights met with Dr. Sylwia Spurek, member of the European Parliament Civil Liberties Committee, last 4 November. The delegation which included representatives of the Human rights and Democracy Network, Greenpeace EU, Solidar, the European Civic Forum and the Environmental Partnership Association, discussed how civil society…

Civil Society Organisations accross Europe ready to work with Věra Jourová to protect civic space

Civil society organisations organised at National and European level, coming from a diversity of areas of citizens concerns have written to Věra Jourová, as the European Commission Vice President designate on Values and Transparency. This follows the commitment she took during her hearing at the European Parliament to become the contact person for civic space…

CSE responds to EC rule of law consultation

Civil Society Europe (CSE) welcomes the Commission’s Communication on Further Strengthening the Rule of Law within the Union State of Play and possible next steps. In the current context where persistent and longstanding abuses to the rule of law and EU values have occurred, this Communication is much needed. CSE is concerned that the lack…

EU Elections 2019

It is time to vote for “our” European Union The European elections will take place across Europe on 23-26 May 2019, and citizens will directly elect their representatives in the European Parliament. Members of the European Parliament co-decide with the Council of the EU (representing member States Governments) the great majority of EU laws which…