European democracy needs a vibrant and independent civil society

Civil society Europe together with its members and allies published a statement as a contribution to the European Commission consultation on the European Democracy Action Plan. During the last years, EU core values such as democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights have been facing increasing challenges within the European Union itself. This has also…

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EU institutions repond to our letter on Europe’s recovery after the pandemic and Civil Society

Last 18 June Civil Society Europe sent a letter signed together with 52 platforms of civil society organisations to the European Commission, the European Council, the German Presidency of the EU and the European Parliament ahead of the European Council meeting which discussed the EU Recovery Plan and the EU Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027. In…

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Fundamental rights must underpin the EU Action Plan to fight money laundering and terrorism financing

Civil Society Europe responded together with a loose coalition of Not for Profit Organisations to the consultation on the European Commission Action Plan for a comprehensive Union policy on preventing money laundering and terrorism financing focusing from the perspective of the civil society sector. Non-profit organisations participate to the fight against money laundering and terrorism…

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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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