EaP Factsheet : EU Develops Digital Economies and Societies in Eastern Partner Countries

EU Develops Digital Economies and Societies in Eastern Partner Countries (.pdf) European Union External Action

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Armenian National Platform Condemns Censorship and Discrimination at the Golden Apricot Film Festival

The Armenian National Platform of the EaP CSF released a statement to condemn the decision on withdrawing the non-competition programme “Armenians: Internal and External View” from the Golden Apricot Film Festival. The programme in question featured the screening of almost 40 films, including the documentary “Listen to Me: Untold Stories beyond Hatred”, and the fictional film “Apricot Groves”, both touching upon

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Georgian National Platform Consults Parliament and Government on Constitutional Reform

During the past months, the Georgian National Platform (GNP) of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum has issued a number of Statements regarding the amendments to the Constitution of Georgia. In these documents, the GNP shed light on the importance of the fundamental principle of electoral equality, which the proposed system would substantially violate. The main change introduced by

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EaP CSF Steering Committee Greets the Resolution on the Case of Afgan Mukhtarli and Calls for Further Attention to Activists’ Situation

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Steering Committee welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament, on 15th June, of the Resolution on the case of Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli. The Steering Committee welcomes it as a sign that similar cases will not go unnoticed and hopes for similar attention to the cases of other Azerbaijani activists. Aziz Orujov, Baku

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Belarus Roadmap for Higher Education Reform – 5th Monitoring Report (February-May 2017)

The Belarusian Independent Bologna Committee (BIBC) and Ad Hoc Commission of Belarusian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (BNP EaP CSF) released the 5th Monitoring Report of the Roadmap implementation for higher education reform in Belarus for the period February-May 2017. This year is a crucial one, since it is the last year for implementing the Roadmap for

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The EaP CSF Armenian National Platform Condemns Corruption Related to Implementation of EU-funded Projects

The EaP CSF Armenian National Platform has issued a statement expressing deep concern over the cases of corruption and fraud within EU-funded projects. The ANP also welcomes the activities of the EU delegation to Armenia, aimed at tackling crimes and violation as these can seriously hamper the hard work carried out by civil society organizations and the EU

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The Steering Committee Gathered in Tallinn and Helsinki for the Second Meeting of the Year

The EaP CSF Steering Committee held meetings in Tallinn and Helsinki on 24-25 April to discuss the 9th EaP CSF Annual Assembly and the EaP Civil Society Conference with its Estonian partners from the Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership. In Tallinn, the SC met with representatives of Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Paul Teesalu and Ambassador Reinhold, as well as with several Estonian NGOs and also worked on finalizing the list

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Systemic Democratisation, Human Rights Progress Should Be at the Top of EU-Belarus Partnership Agenda, Say Civil Society Monitors

Following the wave of protests in late February-March 2017, the EaP CSF Monitoring Mission visited Belarus during the period of 28 March-1 April 2017 and developed a set of recommendations towards the EU, Belarusian authorities and civil society. Even in the absence of an election process this year, the demonstrations attracted an unexpectedly high level of

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EaP CSF Calls on the EU to Use Its Authority and Support Independence of Academia in Hungary

The EaP CSF Steering Committee is deeply concerned about recently initiated amendments to Hungary’s higher education law, which are specifically targeting the Central European University (CEU) and were signed by the Hungarian President on 10 April. A stronghold of liberal education – CEU – has played an immense role in educating professionals and leaders of pro-democratic

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