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Democracy on hold?

How not holding the elections in 18 communities in Donbas impacts the decrease in trust in the authorities, demotivates potential leaders and delays the prospects for reintegration. Conclusions and recommendations of the research conducted within the framework of the international platform CivilMPlus.

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Policy paper: What should be done by politics, diplomacy and civil society in Germany/EU to support the democratic movement in Belarus?

Tomorrow the European Council (EU Council) will discuss EU positions and further response on recent developments in Belarus – on election fraud, human rights violations, repression of opposition representatives, students, women and other groups. In this regard, we would like to remind you of the Policy paper on suggestions for German politics and diplomacy elaborated by a huge number of German NGO, foundations and initiatives coordinated by DRA and its partners: Menschenrechte in Belarus, European Exchange, German Marshall Fund, LibMod, German-Belarusian Society. The paper was discussed with representatives of the German Federal Foreign Office, Chancellor's Office, Bundestag and EU at a round table on September 15, 2020 and contains expectations, most of which are also relevant for the entire EU, although some member countries such as Lithuania, Latvia, Poland have already launched programs for urgent support.

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The conflict in Donbas is not frozen. Conclusions of the international monitoring mission* to the area of hostilities in eastern Ukraine.

The conflict in Donbas is still active, with daily shelling, and the locals continue to live with a feeling of anxiety and fatigue - this was confirmed by the participants of the international monitoring mission to Donbas which was held from 24 to 29 July 2020.

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Call for Applications: Ecolaw-Fellowship

Der DRA lädt praktizierende Juristinnen und Juristen aus Russland ein, sich bis zum 26. Juli für ein dreimonatiges Stipendium bei den Rechtsteams von Ecologic Institut und ClientEarth in Berlin zu bewerben. Von September bis November 2020 hat der/die Fellow die Gelegenheit, ein Forschungsprojekt zum Schutz der Umwelt und des Klimas mit rechtlichen Instrumenten durchzuführen.

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