Tag European Commission
23 Sep

Civil society recommendations: how the European Commission can improve the credibility, inclusiveness and impact of the Rule of Law Report

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28 Jul

EU Rule of Law report: Little bark, no bite

On 20 July, the European Commission published the 2021 Rule of Law Report. The document can be a valuable tool that empowers civil society, the EU institutions and Member State governments who care about the rule of law in the Union. However, for it to live up to the high expectations and truly become a critical tool that can contribute to the promotion and safeguarding of EU values, we believe several fundamental changes are needed in future iterations of the report.

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14 Jun

Biden urged to address media freedom in Hungary and Poland during Europe visit

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14 May

Media Freedom Rapid Response reloaded for another year

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4 May

Legal threats from fossil fuel firms reinforce call for anti-SLAPP Directive

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20 Apr

MFRR submission for the European Commission Recommendations on the Safety of Journalists

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15 Apr

Celebrating cross-border journalism with praise and prizes

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16 Mar

Letter: Increasing Concerns for Media Freedom in Slovenia

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15 Sep

ECPMF sign joint statement issuing 5 demands for an ambitious European Democracy Action Plan

Democracies in Europe have been faced with numerous challenges over the past decade, including increasing political polarisation, closing democratic space, increased mass surveillance, popular disillusionment with representative politics and democratic institutions, and increasingly assertive authoritarian global players. There is widespread recognition of the fact that democracy is under pressure across the world.

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19 May

Open letter to the European Commission concerning the threat of vexatious litigation against journalists…

The undersigned NGOs welcome the Commission’s commitment to address the threat of vexatious litigation against journalists, activists and others. The weaponization of the law by powerful economic actors has for too long resulted in the suppression of scrutiny and the consequent weakening of the rule of law in the European Union.

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