Civil society across Europe sends a strong message to the new European Parliament and the new European Commission

Representatives of more than 150 civil society organisations and platforms from 28 European countries gathered in Bucharest for the International Civil Society Forum urge EU leaders to actively support civil society in order to maintain its role of defending democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights of citizens. The International Civil Society Forum took place…

State of the Union 2018 speech

Commission President Juncker’s State of the Union speech is due to take place on Wednesday 12 September 2018. In their overview of the speech, Politico warn about a speech that will heavily focus on “migration, including plans to strengthen the European border and coast guard (get used to the acronym EBCG) and the EU’s asylum…

Hungary

MEPs to vote on the Report calling for Article 7(1) in Hungary – #VoteYes4Hungary

After Fidesz’ overwhelming electoral victory in April 2018, many observers believed Prime Minister Orbán would curb his voracious appetite for turning Hungary into an illiberal state. These expectations were grievously miscalculated. An illiberal state is nearing completion in Hungary. Hungary remains part of the European Union (EU), but its actions contradict the core values of…