UK: Government launches new charities strategy

(CIVIL SOCIETY) The government has announced plans for a new civil society strategy that will coordinate and improve how public sector bodies interact with the charity sector. The plans have…

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ITALY: Solidarity under attack

(OpenDemocracy) How migrant activism in Italy (and beyond) is criminalised and used as a scapegoat for failed EU migration politics. Since the EU-Turkey refugee deal, attention has shifted back to the…

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France parliament approves security law eroding civic freedoms
A french soldier poses as he patrols inside the Montparnasse train station in Paris, France, October 2, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

France parliament approves security law eroding civic freedoms

(CIVICUS MONITOR) On 3rd October 2017, French parliamentarians voted by 415 votes to 127 to approve a new security law, making permanent some extra powers granted to police under a state of…

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Blame it on the NGOs!
epaselect epa05979532 Supporters of Hungary?s political opposition hold a banner during an anti-government protest entitled 'We do not give away our future, we stay here' at Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Budapest, Hungary, 21 May 2017. EPA/Balazs Mohai HUNGARY OUT

Blame it on the NGOs!

(EUROPEAN CIVIC FORUM) So here we are again! Two weeks ago, in the EP plenary in Strasbourg, in a vote to the report on Transparency, Accountability and Integrity in EU institutions, a strong…

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