#TrumpPutin in Helsinki

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Upon request of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, Laura Lodenius, Director at the Peace Union of Finland, reflects on the major issues and consequences of the Trump-Putin Summit on 16 July 2018 in Helsinki: The US President Donald Trump and the Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Helsinki on 16 […]

30 Jul 2018 Read more

Eyes on Russia behind the Glam

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Upon request of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, Barbara von Ow-Freytag, journalist, political scientist and advisor at the Prague Civil Society Centre, reflects on Russia beyond the World Cup 2018, a Russia, in which civic rights are severely restricted, but where societal movements are more active and diverse than is [...]
29 Jun 2018 Read more

How We See the Future of Our Cities

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Alexander Rusanov, Coordinator of the "City Future Imaginarium", a winning project of the Forum for Young Professionals "Europe Lab" - 2017, reflects on the project results: The team of the "City Future Imaginarium" conducted a study examining imaginations of the future of our cities. 94 persons from 12 countries were interviewed [...]
25 May 2018 Read more

“To Be or not to Be” – How the Hungarian Government Seeks to Starve and Strangle Civil Society

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In the run-up of the Parliamentary Elections in Hungary, Anna Simai, Head of Communications at the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (Budapest, Hungary), reflects on suggested restrictions to the legislation for Hungarian NGOs: It started in 2010, when FIDESZ, the Hungarian right-wing party, won a comfortable two-thirds majority in parliamentary elections. Since [...]
03 Apr 2018 Read more