The conference "Norway and Croatia: Partners in Economic and Social Development", organised by the Norwegian embassy in Zagreb on Monday, brought together Croatian government officials, unionists, employers and nongovernmental organisations' activists.
Democracy „the Hungarian way“ and Russia and Turkey as its role models is being discussed for quite some time now, and it raises conserns among civil society organizations in Europe, especially having in mind recent events in Hungary. Meanwhile, the EU does not have this concerns in mind – they want the new commissioner for DG Education and Culture (DG EAC) to be Tibor Navracsics – member of Fidesz party and acting Minister of Foreign Affairs in the government of Viktor Orban who advocates for completion of liberal democracy.
Many of our national laws start life at the EU level and big corporations and the banks spend hundreds of millions of euros every year to ensure that EU policy-making meets their needs– and it works. But Europe’s citizens can take action at politicsforpeople.eu says ALTER - EU.
GONG‘s activities and efforts in the civil society sphere have been awarded with the prestigious ECOSOC consultative status. The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) serves as the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues, and for formulating policy recommendations addressed to Member States and the United Nations system.
Seven GONG short term observers will take a part in ENEMO (European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations) election observation mission to Republic of Kosovo observing the upcoming second round of local elections which will be held on Sunday, December 13.
GONG representative, Maja Kocis, will participate in parliamentary elections in Albania set for 28 June 2009, as a part of the OSCE/ODIHR election observation mission to Albania.
GONG representative Dragan Zelić will take a part in NDI (National Democratic Insitute) international election observation delegation for the Parliamentary election in Lebanon on 7 June 2009 .