Donald Tusk must raise the issue of mounting restrictions on free speech and continuous repression of political opposition in Kazakhstan during his meeting with President Nazarbayev

Donald Tusk must raise the issue of mounting restrictions on free speech and continuous repression of political opposition in Kazakhstan during his meeting with President Nazarbayev

29.03.2016

Donald Tusk should use the occasion of the meeting not only to exchange political pleasantries but also to address the sensitive and uncomfortable issues in the EU, said Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation.

European Parliament’s plenary debate and a resolution on freedom of expression in Kazakhstan

European Parliament’s plenary debate and a resolution on freedom of expression in Kazakhstan

22.03.2016

On Thursday 10 March, 2016, during the European Parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg, a debate on freedom of expression in Kazakhstan was held. After the discussion, an urgent resolution was adopted.

New names on “Savchenko List”

New names on “Savchenko List”

18.03.2016

Due to the recent extremely worrying developments and following consultations with Nadiya Savchenko’s lawyers, as well as with the representatives of the Russian opposition and civil society we have decided to broaden the “Savchenko List” with new names and to make it public.

Open Dialogue Foundation supports Turkmen journalist Mr Uhmyth Hallyyev’s request for political asylum in the Netherlands

Open Dialogue Foundation supports Turkmen journalist Mr Uhmyth Hallyyev’s request for political asylum in the Netherlands

14.03.2016

The Open Dialogue Foundation, an international NGO active in promotion, support and protection of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the post-Soviet area supports a political asylum request filed to the Dutch authorities by a Turkmen citizen, Mr Uhmyt Hallyyev and his family.

Russian opposition calls for “Savchenko List”

Russian opposition calls for “Savchenko List”

11.03.2016

At the end of the Free Russia Forum the participating representatives of the Russian opposition and civil society adopted a resolution supporting the call for the introduction of personal sanctions against individuals responsible for the persecution of the Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko.

Ukraine Week in the European Parliament – high-level conference to discuss good governance, reforms agenda and capacity-building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Ukraine Week in the European Parliament – high-level conference to discuss good governance, reforms agenda and capacity-building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

03.03.2016

From 29 February to 2 March, a high-level EU-Ukraine conference took place in the European Parliament, seeing a sizeable Ukrainian delegation of around 70 people attending. Over 40 members of the Verkhovna Rada, as well as secretariat staff arrived to Brussels for the Ukraine Week.

Ukraine Week in the European Parliament – high-level conference to discuss good governance, reforms agenda and capacity-building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Ukraine Week in the European Parliament – high-level conference to discuss good governance, reforms agenda and capacity-building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

03.03.2016

From 29 February to 2 March, a high-level EU-Ukraine conference took place in the European Parliament, seeing a sizeable Ukrainian delegation of around 70 people attending. Over 40 members of the Verkhovna Rada, as well as secretariat staff arrived to Brussels for the Ukraine Week.

Discussions on persecution of independent media and political opposition in Central Asia, and hostages of the Kremlin at the OSCE PA in Vienna

Discussions on persecution of independent media and political opposition in Central Asia, and hostages of the Kremlin at the OSCE PA in Vienna

02.03.2016

On Thursday, 25 February 2016, the Open Dialogue Foundation and the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty organised a working lunch dedicated to the topic of persecution of independent media and political opposition in Central Asia.

Discussions on media freedom in Kazakhstan at the European Parliament in Brussels

Discussions on media freedom in Kazakhstan at the European Parliament in Brussels

28.01.2016

On Tuesday, 26 January 2016, the Open Dialogue Foundation and the Estonian Member of the European Parliament Mrs Marju Lauristin (Socialists and Democrats) organised a high-level working breakfast at the European Parliament in Brussels dedicated to the topic of media freedom in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan rejects statements of the UN, EU and OSCE on violations of human rights

Kazakhstan rejects statements of the UN, EU and OSCE on violations of human rights

30.11.2015

While rejecting criticism from the international community, Kazakhstan is tightening its grip on civil society. However, a desire to preserve its image forces authorities to resort to making some concessions in the cases of political prisoners.

On reform of Interpol on the OSCE ODIHR conference in Warsaw, Poland

On reform of Interpol on the OSCE ODIHR conference in Warsaw, Poland

28.09.2015

On 21 September, 2015 a two-week review conference of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights “Human Dimension Implementation Meeting” took place in Warsaw, Poland.

European Forum for New Ideas: discussion panel What reforms are needed in Ukraine to secure its aspirations toward EU Membership?

European Forum for New Ideas: discussion panel What reforms are needed in Ukraine to secure its aspirations toward EU Membership?

01.09.2015

We would appreciate if you could confirm whether you will be able to attend the panel for our organisational purposes. To confirm attendance or submit any questions, please contact [email protected]. The event will take place on 2nd October 2015, 16:00 – 17:15, within the renowned European Forum for New Ideas, held in Sopot, Poland. The discussion will be centred around three […]

Ban on travel, export and transit of arms – Lithuanian MFA about sanctions against Russia

Ban on travel, export and transit of arms – Lithuanian MFA about sanctions against Russia

24.07.2015

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania has answered the Open Dialogue Foundation’s letter, in which the organisation has been calling for more transparency in sharing publicly information about the implementation of the European Union’s sanctions imposed on Russia.

MEP from Slovakia asks the EC and the EEAS whether they monitor the implementation of sanctions against Russia

MEP from Slovakia asks the EC and the EEAS whether they monitor the implementation of sanctions against Russia

24.07.2015

Ivan Štefanec, Member of the European Parliament, has sent a written question to the European Commission and the European External Action Service to ask them how they monitor the process of implementation by the EU Member States of sanctions against Russia.

Open Dialog calls on the EU Member States to be more transparent on the implementation of sanctions against Russia

Open Dialog calls on the EU Member States to be more transparent on the implementation of sanctions against Russia

22.07.2015

The Open Dialogue Foundation has addressed the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the EU Member States with letters asking for more transparency on the issue of the application of sanctions, in particular the restrictive measures, against Russia for its active involvement in the crisis in Ukraine.

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