‘Between public good and bad governance’

Under the banner ‘Between public good and bad governance’ the European Parliament hosted a conference discussing the contemporary role of NGOs, writes Gary Cartwright. Delegates, from the worlds of politics, civil society, academia, and the press heard the argument that the lines between NGOs and lobbyists, and, indeed, purveyors of fake news, have become increasingly blurred. The…

EU Must Deliver on Social Policies or Face the Consequences

Trust in political institutions will plummet if decision-makers fail to follow up on promises to improve EU social policies, warns Europe’s largest social civil society network. Invited to represent civil society at the European Commission’s fourth Annual Convention on Inclusive Growth, Social Platform called on EU and national decision-makers to end the practice of introducing…