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Reloading or revisiting
When at the beginning of the year the EPP MEP Markus Pieper launched the first initiative to question the transparency of NGOs in the EP's Budgetary Control Committee, the first reaction was the usual justification of our "raison d’être" and rejection of the suspicious undertone. For so many years many of us have tirelessly defended the idea that civil society has a crucial role to play in the European project and serves as a bridge builder between the European institutions and the citizens they organise.
Working towards a Europe of peace, solidarity and prosperity
- Civil Society Days 2017
- Civil Society Prize 2017
- European Citizenship Awards
Although the recent elections in the Netherlands and France have demonstrated that the majority of people support the European project, we cannot close our eyes to the alarmingly high percentages won by the extreme right - a fact that shows that many European citizens are disappointed by the political and economic situation and that they desperately want to see some change.
Rebirth or commemoration was the question on the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaty, and once again it was Civil Society that recalled the promises made...
Over the next few months, the future of Europe will be put to the test: the elections taking place in the Netherlands in March, in France in April, and later on in Germany, will shed light upon...
Almost daily we await the next surprise to come either from the other side of the Atlantic or from our own continent: taboo-breaking seems to be the new norm amidst an atmosphere of "post-democracy" and...
Tous les jours, ou presque, nous sommes à l’affût de la prochaine surprise qui surgira des contrées outre-Atlantique ou de notre propre continent: briser les tabous semble être devenu la norme au sein d’une atmosphère de «post-démocratie» qui...