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BlueLink

BlueLink Stories is a regional e-magazine for journalism in public interest in Central and Eastern Europe at www.bluelink.info. It is published by the BlueLink Foundation registered in public interest in Bulgaria to support e-networking, co-operation and information exchange of civil society for democracy, environment protection and shared European values.

Latest posts by BlueLink

Russia's return to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: Diplomacy or defeat?

Amending the Council of Europe’s (CoE) sanctioning rules to restore Russia’s voting rights in its Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) has divided democracy and human rights advocates.

The ‘coal curtain’ is the new Iron Curtain

While Western Europe reduces its coal usage, the former Soviet bloc nations are moving in the opposite direction.

Civil society organizations decry new legislation that reduces legal rights in Bulgaria

Many fear that changes to Bulgaria’s Administrative-Procedural Code (APC) are a threat to justice.

As xenophobic policies sweep Central and Eastern Europe, refugee aid is criminalized

While the numbers of refugees entering Europe decrease, political hysteria against them, and civil society organizations that help them in Central and Eastern Europeis on the rise.

Wrongly labeled as ‘foreign agents’, Russian environmentalists face regulatory punishment — and violent threats

Instead of recognition as patriots striving to protect the nature of their homeland, Russian environmentalists get labelled as “foreign agents” by the state, experience pressure, and suffer physical attacks.

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