MEPs just voted on two legislative proposals that could see the EU doing more to protect our rights against encroaching authoritarians. They're both based on ideas outlined by Liberties. Here's what the votes mean and what happens next.
Members states in the Council agreed on their joint position on the two programs that constitute the EU Justice, rights and values fund as part of the EU's budget for 2021-2027. Minsters approved the fund without...
The EU should increase the resources to promote democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights in the Union, including support to civil society groups working in the field, MEPs of the European Parliament’s Civil...
The proposal on a new Justice, Rights, and Values Fund was presented on Wednesday in the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee (LIBE). The fund aims to support NGOs protecting European values in response to...
Today Liberties sent a letter signed by 80 organisations to the European Commission and European Council asking the EU to create a new fund to support rights and democracy groups across Europe.
The European Parliament asked the Commission to create a new fund to support human rights groups in the EU. The Commission has failed to deliver. We compare what the Parliament asked for to what the Commission gave it.
The Commission paid considerable lip service to better supporting rights and democracy groups in the next EU budget. But its proposed funding programme falls short on every count.
Why are populist governments passing new regulations that require human rights groups to file more financial reports? It has nothing to do with transparency.
Adam and Eva work every day to defend our fundamental rights and keep our democracy strong.
Imagine a world where anyone with a shoe size bigger than 'normal' was scapegoated by their government and treated as an enemy of the people. It's basically happening now, with something as arbitrary as the size of your feet.