ROMANIA: Public statement by FDSC – Civil society needs support measures to be able to actively contribute to solving the social problems generated by the COVID-19 pandemic

Article originally published in Romanian on Stiri.ong, 24 March 2020 - accessible here Fundația pentru Dezvoltarea Societății Civile (FDSC) released a public statement drawing attention to the fact that civil…

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SLOVAKIA: We started discussing shrinking civic space before it was too late – Interview with VIA IURIS’ Ivana Kohutková

Slovakia has made the international headlines after investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová, were shot dead in February 2018. The murder sparked protests opening tumultuous times for…

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CZECH REPUBLIC: Finance Ministry proposes all EU financing for social projects be provided ex-post, which could cut nonprofits off from those resources

(Romea.cz) News sever iROZHLAS.cz reports that the Czech Finance Ministry, headed by Alena Schillerová, is planning changes to the system for disbursing European Social Fund (ESF) subsidies. The money allocated for so-called…

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ESTONIA: Right-wing coalition members threaten media independence and freedom of expression

(European Civic Forum for Civicus Monitor) Eestis juba ei sobi avalikult öelda, et rassistid on valitsuses. Välismeediat tsiteerides veel tohib. https://t.co/bWlhXchkmj — Vilja Kiisler (@ViljaKiisler) May 12, 2019 On 3rd…

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