Open letter on breaches in transparency and accountability of Member States nominations to the EESC 2020-2025

Based on article 302 of the Treaties, Civil Society Europe addressed a letter the Vice President of the European Commission in charge of Interinstitutional Relations, Mr Maroš Šefčovič in order to bring forward some concerns on the proposed nominations by Member States of some members of the European Economic and Social Committee for the period…

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The EU must end gag lawsuits against civil society, trade unions & media

The EU must end gag lawsuits used to silence individuals and organisations that hold those in positions of power to account. Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) are lawsuits brought forward by powerful actors (e.g. companies, public officials in their private capacity, high profile persons) to harass and silence those speaking out in the public…

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Open letter: the EU must not sit idly by while a Member State’s democracy is in jeopardy

Civil Society Europe has co-signedthe following letter, together with other 79 civil society organisations and members of the European Parliament. The letter was sent to the presidents of the European Commission and Council: Dear President von der Leyen,  Dear President Michel,  The coronavirus pandemic represents an urgent global challenge. Governments and EU institutions must act decisively…

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The European Parliament needs Civil Society to engage citizens in shaping Europe’s future

Civil Society Europe held a high level panel on the Conference on the Future of Europe and civil society participation at its Extraordinary General Assembly last Tuesday. The main EP stakeholders who worked for the preparation and adoption of the European parliament resolution, Ms Gabriele Bischoff, Mr Guy Verhofstadt, Mr Paulo Rangel, Mr Daniel Freund…

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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…

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