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Fundamental rights related to social partners EESC Country visit
Fundamental rights and the rule of law – Report on the visit to Croatia
Social partners

Participants considered that workers were not legally impeded from enjoying freedom of association and freedom of assembly, in particular the right to join a trade union. However, the extent to…Show details

Freedom of expression and freedom of the media EESC Country visit
Fundamental rights and the rule of law – Report on the visit to Croatia
Freedom of expression and media freedom

Noting that Croatia was among the lowest ranked EU Member States on the Reporters without Borders index, participants considered that the pro-EU stance by the authorities was not sufficiently…Show details

Freedom of association EESC Country visit
Fundamental rights and the rule of law – Report on the visit to Croatia
Freedom of association

Participants considered that the legal framework regulating the freedom of association and the freedom of assembly was liberal. Only three people were needed to set up a CSO, which resulted in the…Show details

Non-discrimination EESC Country visit
Fundamental rights and the rule of law – Report on the visit to Croatia
Non-discrimination

According to participants, Croatia had a good legal framework and oversight mechanisms on discrimination, but there were issues with implementation in practice. They had the feeling that the…Show details

Rule of law EESC Country visit
Fundamental rights and the rule of law – Report on the visit to Croatia
Rule of law

Participants considered that Croatia had progressed in the area of the rule of law in the decade preceding its accession to the EU, but that efforts had been less substantial since its accession.…Show details

Fundamental rights related to social partners EESC Country visit
Fundamental rights and the rule of law – Report on the visit to Slovenia
Social partners

Participants in this session stated that Slovenia had historically had high standards in terms of social dialogue. The social partners had always cooperated well by reaching compromises and…Show details

Freedom of expression and freedom of the media EESC Country visit
Fundamental rights and the rule of law – Report on the visit to Slovenia
Freedom of expression and media freedom

Participants explained that the position and working conditions of journalists had been deteriorating over the past years. They believed that pressure was constant inside and outside media outlets…Show details

Freedom of association EESC Country visit
Fundamental rights and the rule of law – Report on the visit to Slovenia
Freedom of association

Participants agreed that the legal framework for protecting freedom of association and freedom of assembly was up to international standards. There was no legal restriction on the activities of…Show details

Non-discrimination EESC Country visit
Fundamental rights and the rule of law – Report on the visit to Slovenia
Non-discrimination

Participants considered that the right to non-discrimination was taken very seriously in Slovenia: a vast legislative framework provided that discrimination based on any grounds was prohibited in…Show details

Rule of law EESC Country visit
Fundamental rights and the rule of law – Report on the visit to Slovenia
Rule of law

Overall, participants called for vigilance on the rule of law given what they considered as attacks led by the previous governments.

With regard to the independence of judges, it was…Show details