Three members of the European Parliament (EP) from the Czech Republic will be meeting with the public at a September 5 PASOS event in Prague to discuss plans for the upcoming session of the EP, and to get input from citizens on what they want their representatives to achieve.
The Economic Research Center has joined the Civil Society Defence Committee in publicly rejecting accusations that Azerbaijani civil society groups that receive aid from international donors are acting as spies for foreign powers. They are calling for the government and the NGOs to begin a dialogue to end a campaign of official harassment against civil society.
The Serbian government has named the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy the lead organization of a group of NGOs tasked with helping the government’s European integration office connect with civil society.
About 43 percent of Serbs hold an unfavorable view of the European Union, but a slim majority of the country’s citizens nevertheless support having Serbia join the union, according to the results of a Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies (CEAS) poll.
Analysts with the Institute for Public Affairs in Bratislava said that the quality of democracy in Slovakia improved slightly in the second quarter of 2014.
Institut Alternativa will monitor the implementation over the next year of a law that introduced a merit-based system to Montenegro’s state administration.
The European Council on Foreign Relations, an associate member of the PASOS network of think tanks, won the UK International Affairs think tank of the year award in an annual contest run by Prospect magazine.