In an effort to facilitate access to information concerning public authorities via the Internet and to contribute to transparency and responsibility toward citizens, the Programme for Croatia and GONG NGOs on Tuesday presented a new Internet platform - ImamoPravoZnati.org where citizens can search, in three steps, information concerning 6,000 public bodies.
The Croatian government on Monday presented the central web portal "e-savjetovanja" (e-counselling) enabling citizens to take active part in law making.
In only 2 out of 20 countries analysed is it possible to know who really owns the media and in 10 out of 20 countries not even the media regulators know who really owns the print media and for online media this figure drops to 6. So Access Info Europe is opening for signature the Ten Recommendations on Transparency of Media Ownership.
"Education spending is an investment in our future and should not be part of the government’s fiscal balance”, said the Nobel Laureate Economist Christopher Pissarides, Regius Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics.
The crisis of the democratic legitimacy of the European Union is very serious, and the optimism regarding its future can hardly and scarcely be found. At the same time, the upcoming elections for the European Parliament should provide hope in its brighter future, but to the citizens the EU remains distant, complicated and "intended for" someone else's interests. In addition, in the midst of the daily struggle with existential challenges citizens lack motivation to participate in the political life on their own turf, and let alone on some imaginary EU level. However, the possibility for the European elections to become a small, but still one of the first steps towards the reduction of the democratic deficit of the European union should not be discarded in total.