CSE calls for legal measures at EU level to counter SLAPPs

Civil Society Europe supports a letter sent to the Vice President of the European Commission Vera Jourova and signed by 26 civil society organisations representing journalists , NGOs and activists and calling for EU measures to deter Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) whihc are increasingly used to silence individuals and organisations that play a…

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…

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…