• New global rules to enhance the voice of the public appear with help of the Czech Republic

    16.4.2018 - GENEVA / PRAGUE
    New global rules to enhance the voice of the public appear with help of the Czech Republic Bridging the growing public mistrust towards politicians and reinforcing the direct influence of people regarding important decisions. Those are goals of new rules for public participation in decision-making on public affairs, which are created by the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations. The Czech Republic is one of the…
  • Kruščica – extraordinary women fight for their river and change social norms

    6.4.2018 - KRUŠČICA (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA)
    Kruščica – extraordinary women fight for their river and change social norms Bosnia and Herzegovina belongs among highly conservative countries where traditional customs and cultural and social conventions are still alive. These traditions are often part of religion. Country’s religiosity reaches around 97 % with Islam being the most spread. The local, originally patriarchal system of society has developed during last several…
  • Děčín weir would destroy the protected nature. People urge the government to stop the project

    22.3.2018 - PRAGUE
    Děčín weir would destroy the protected nature. People urge the government to stop the project The government wants to build a weir on the lower section of the Elbe, from which it promises to ensure the year-round navigability of cargo ships on the river. Environmental experts raise voices not only to point out the economic absurdity of the project but also because of the destruction…
  • Have a nice rivers’ day and keep the dams away!

    14.3.2018 - PRAGUE
    Have a nice rivers’ day and keep the dams away! Today the Sikh New Year Hola Mohalla is celebrated, also it’s Sir Michael Cane’s birthday and some other special occasions and aniversaries occure on March 14. Beside all that, the world reminds of the importance of free and unregulated rivers, for today is the International Day of Action for Rivers.
  • Every 5th toy on European market contains dangerous phthalates

    12.3.2018 - HELSINKI
    Every 5th toy on European market contains dangerous phthalates Results of the checks conducted by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) shows disturbing findings. The inspectors discovered hundreds of products with high amount of dangerous toxical substances on European market. For example, every fifth children's toy was recognizes as hazardous due to containing dangerous volume of phthalates.
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