PASOS experts to speak at Eastern Partnership Civil Society Conference in RigaPASOS experts to speak at Eastern Partnership Civil Society Conference in Riga

Three experts from PASOS-affiliated organizations will be participating on panels at the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Conference in Riga May 20-21.

Azerbaijani authorities raid offices of Economic Research CenterAzerbaijani authorities raid offices of Economic Research Center

Azerbaijani officials seized computers and documents during a May 13 raid on the offices of the Economic Research Center, a PASOS member in Baku, signalling an escalation in the government’s campaign against NGOs that support democratic principles, according to the head of the center.

IWP launches political cartoon tour in UkraineIWP launches political cartoon tour in Ukraine

The Institute of World Policy and Slovak NGO Euforion are teaming up to bring an international political cartoon exhibit to Ukraine for a six-month tour.

Experts at BISS conference offer recommendations to improve Belarus' business climateExperts at BISS conference offer recommendations to improve Belarus’ business climate

Experts at a Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies conference offered a host of recommendations to improve Belarus’ international business climate.

Peace Institute: EU must take immediate action to prevent more migrant deathsPeace Institute: EU must take immediate action to prevent more migrant deaths

The EU should take responsibility and immediately act to prevent more migrant deaths in the Mediterranean, according to a Peace Institute statement.

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The study of the impact one year after Moldova was granted visa-free status in the European Union shows that visa liberalisation does not represent a danger to the union, if the conditions set by the EU are followed, according to this analysis that was co-written by Leonid Litra of the Institute of World Policy.

OSCE ‘BIS’: A New European Security Initiative OSCE ‘BIS’: A New European Security Initiative

Europe’s security infrastructure is failing, and a new soft security organization, an ‘OSCE BIS’, should be established, according to this analysis by Jan Piekło, director of the Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation.

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The legal mechanisms available to the European Union that could be used to defend democratic principles in Hungary are ineffective without unity on the EU side and the political will to address the issue, according to this EUROPEAM Institute for European Policy analysis.

Aiming for the stars: An ambitious Czech cybersecurity approachAiming for the stars: An ambitious Czech cybersecurity approach

While the Czech government’s newly stated goal of becoming a leader in regional cybersecurity is laudable, this goal may too ambitious given the strong competition in the field, according to this Association for International Affairs briefing paper.

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