The Court of Justice rules against Orban's 2017 law aimed at shutting Hungary's citizens out of their democracy by discrediting and defunding rights and democracy activists. The case teaches the EU 3 lessons to protect our democracies from authoritarians.
In the first month of the third government led by SDS and Janez Janša, the Government Communication Office took a central role in targeting the usual suspects of the ruling party: Non-governmental organisations, the media and journalists.
The Berlin tax office withdraws the charitable status of a German campaigning organization. By doing so, it makes it harder for citizens to get their views to their politicians.
In a move that sends a clear and important message to Orban’s regime, the U.S. secretary of state requested a meeting with Hungarian human rights defenders.
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.
Encouraged by the verdict issued to the Are You Syrious volunteer, Platform 112 has expressed concern over long-term pressure from the Ministry of the Interior towards activists, volunteers and all those who support refugees.
Coalition partners are at loggerheads over a new plan to cut public funding for NGOs by billions of crowns.
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.
Governments' oft-cited argument that they "only want civil society organisations to operate in a transparent manner" is false and misleading.