February 10, 2021
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Concerns raised over impact of Turkey’s latest counter-terrorism law on civil society

Turkey’s latest counter-terrorism law has raised concerns after it became clear that it also introduces restrictions on civil society and philanthropic space. The Law on Preventing […]
August 5, 2020
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Bulgarian nonprofits face restrictions to foreign funding under new proposals

Changes to Bulgarian law have been proposed that will restrict the access of the country’s nonprofit organisations to foreign funding if approved. In July, Bulgarian parliamentary […]
June 11, 2020
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Handbook launches to help CSOs use EU law to protect civic space

A new handbook has been released to help civil society organisations use EU law to protect their rights and the civic space. How to Use EU […]
December 5, 2018

Netherlands could see ban on telemarketing without prior consent

A proposal has been put forward in the Netherlands that could see telemarketing banned unless people have actively opted in. On 08 October 2018, state secretary […]
April 18, 2016
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UK Charities Act becomes law

On receiving Royal Assent last month, the UK Charities Act has now become law. After criticism of charity fundraising practices during last year, new clauses have […]
February 11, 2016
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Charities prepare for new fundraising regulations

Less than one year after newspaper headlines accused UK fundraisers of being ‘aggressive’ and hounding a volunteer poppy seller to her death, the sector is primed for […]