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Unified Standards for Forced Return Monitoring in Bulgaria
Bulgaria is one of the 26 Member States of the EU (without Ireland and the United Kingdom), which are bound by the Directive 2008/115/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on common standards and procedures in Member States for returning illegally staying third-country nationals. Article 8 (6) of the Directive introduces an obligation for all member states to create an effective system for forced return monitoring. more »
 
Countering Malign Russian Influence and Propaganda in Moldova
In the last years Russia has reinforced the use of media propaganda and disinformation as one of its major instruments for exercising malign influence over national internal and foreign policies in the Central and Eastern European countries, in favor of the Kremlin’s economic and political interests. more »
 
Decentralisation and democratisaion of Bulgaria’s energy sector: reaching EU’s main energy and climate goals
Lack of consistency in the field of energy policies, insufficient administrative capacity as well as heavy administrative and tax burdens are among the main obstacles preventing Bulgaria to unlock its huge potential for the decentralization of electricity generation. These were some of the points outlined by the speakers in the “Decentralisation and democratisaion of Bulgaria’s energy sector: reaching EU’s main energy and climate goals” round table. more »
 
Energy Security Risks and Energy Security Agenda in Southeast Europe
Overcoming the energy security risks of Bulgaria and Southeastern Europe including the widespread energy poverty, low energy efficiency and dependence on one supplier of oil and gas remains a distant perspective. The diversification of the natural gas supply has stalled and the liberalization of cross-border gas trading is yet to be unlocked. more »
 
Strengthening Cooperation in Energy Sector between Korea and Bulgaria
Тhe Center for the Study of Democracy together with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Bulgaria organised the Korea-Bulgaria Energy Forum “Strengthening Cooperation in Energy Sector between Korea and Bulgaria”. more »
 
Employment among Vulnerable Youth in the Regions of Sliven and Yambol
The Center for the Study of Democracy participated in a one-day workshop on the topic of youth employment policy and its effects on youth from vulnerable groups (mainly Roma youth) in the regions of Sliven and Yambol. The workshop aimed to gather local stakeholders in youth employment and inspire dialogue among them on the topic of youth employment and the impacts of the EU Youth Guarantee scheme in the regions of Sliven and Yambol. more »
 
The Links Between Crime and Terrorism in Europe
Radicalisaiton and terrorism are among the most pressing security threats in the European Union. The possible interaction or convergence between conventional and organised criminals on the one hand and extremists on the other can amplify the risks presented by both security issues. more »
 
The Rights of Recognized Same-Sex Partners Moving Across the EU
In 2001, the Netherlands became the first country in the world to legalize marriage equality for same-sex couples. This creates a precedent, followed by dozens of other countries, both inside and outside of Europe. Today, twenty-two of the EU Member States already offer some form of legalization of same-sex families - registered partnership or marriage. more »
 
Employment Dynamics among Youth in Northwestern Bulgaria
CSD took part in a one-day workshop held in Vidin, Bulgaria, the topic of which was “Youth Employment in Northwestern Bulgaria: Reality and Perspectives.” more »
 
Protection of the Rights of Victims of Trafficking – European Standards and New Bulgarian experiences
The Center for the Study of Democracy held a roundtable, dedicated to European standards and new Bulgarian experiences in the effective referral, support and protection of the rights of victims of trafficking. more »
 

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