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Civil society

Dejan Georgievski
15/03/2013 - 13:36

Civil society organisations complain that government and administration institutions in Kosovo rarely respond positively to requests for access to information and official documents presented by civil society organisations and representatives, Kohavision TV reports.

Furthermore, CSO representatives say, even the courts don’t respond to lawsuits filed by civil society associations and organisations against public and government institutions that didn’t respond to requests for...

Dejan Georgievski
06/03/2013 - 22:51

Jadranka Jelinčić, the Director of the Foundation Open Society Serbia emphasized, at the conference on donations for NGOs from state and municipal budgets, organized by the Centre for Development of Non-Profit Sector (CRNPS) today, March 6, 2013, at the Belgrade Media Centre, the need for civic oversight over public finances and...

Dejan Georgievski
04/03/2013 - 17:00

Corruption and organised crime continue representing the main threat to the rule of law in Kosovo. At the same time, they are the two keys that impede a quick and fair visa liberalisation process.

These conclusions were presented in the Corruption Monitor report, published by FOL movement. The report deals with activities of the institutions in charge of combating and preventing corruption,...

Dejan Georgievski
28/02/2013 - 00:00

Several dozens of citizens of Tuzla, members of an informal citizens' group, gathered last Monday, February 25, 2013, in front of “Tuzla” Hotel in a peaceful protest under the motto “You Won't Hold Us Hostages”, to protest the debate “The Perfection of Sharia – Dangers of Democracy” that took place in the hotel.

Dejan Georgievski
26/02/2013 - 21:41

The findings of a research on individual and corporate philanthropy in Serbia implemented by the Balkan Community Initiatives Fund (BCIF), presented last week in Belgrade, show that citizens of Serbia continue to view philanthropy primarily as form of humanitarian assistance and assistance for socially vulnerable groups.

Dejan Georgievski
20/02/2013 - 19:51

The Organizing Committee of the petition to call for a referendum on the project to build a golf resort on Srđ Plateau, near Dubrovnik, presented today, February 20, 2013, 10,980 signatures and a referendum initiative to the City Council of Dubrovnik. The signatures of the petition were collected in just 15 days. Almost 30 percent of registered voters supported the initiative and signed the petition...

Dejan Georgievski
19/02/2013 - 08:30

Last Thursday, 14 February, in south Mitrovicë/Mitrovica, the Humanitarian Law Centre (HLC) presented report on monitoring of decentralization, security, and rule of law in north Kosovo.

Dejan Georgievski
13/02/2013 - 06:36

A group of six women's NGOs from Serbia offered yesterday, February 12, 2013, to be voluntarily included on the so-called “Black list” of the “Naši” organization of the extreme right. The initiative was proposed by the “Sandglass” women's NGO from Kruševac.  

The six NGOs note, in the joint statement, that it was their “firm and conscious belief” that they “rightfully belong to any existing and future so-called 'black list' of defenders human rights”.