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22 Oct. 2015

Ökotárs welcomes the decision of the tax authority

Ökotárs Foundation welcomes the decision of the  National Tax and Customs Administration to close the year-long investigation in the absence of crime related to the EEA/Norwegian NGO Programme against the foundation and 17 of supported associations and foundations by it.

19 Oct. 2015

Statement: the Prime Minister's Office is not telling the truth

Contrary to the Prime Minister's Office's announcement, the Constitutional Court's five-member council have not decided on the 5th of October 2015 whether the investigation of the Government Control Office (GCO) regarding the EEA/Norwegian NGO Programme was legal or not. The Court examined only the availability or absence of an effective legal remedy against the process and decision of the GCO...

9 Sep. 2015

Annual report 2014

2014 was the year of challanges for Ökotárs, but in retrospect, a year later we can say without any doubt that we passed the test. We successfully continued operating the EEA/Norwegian NGO Programme and the Swiss-Hungarian NGO Block Grant and Scholarship Fund as well as all our other programs worked as usual. In our Annual Report you can...

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7 Sep. 2015

EEA/Norwegian NGO Fund: we keep on working!

It will be exactly one year tomorrow, on September 8, since the police has illegally raided the offices of Ökotárs, its partners and the homes of its staff members thus bringing the dastardly crusade against NGOs to the maximum. Despite the indignifying series of attacks, Ökotárs and its partners have kept and keep on doing their jobs, including the operation of the EEA/Norwegian NGO Fund.

7 Jul. 2015

The development of civil society has reached a turning point

The operators of the EEA/Norwegian NGO Programme in Hungary, Okotars, Autonomia, DemNet and Carpathian Foundations, hosted their sister organizations from 12 European countries between 25-26 June 2015. The purpose of the meeting was to gather experiences from similar NGO programmes, but the operator organizations compiled together principles for effective and user-friendly support to civil...

25 Jun. 2015

Judge seeks the Constitutional Court’s ruling on the Government Control Office investigation of Ökotárs and partners

In the course of the ongoing case concerning the suspension of the tax number of Ökotárs and its partners, on the 19th of June, the Administrative and Labour Court of Eger decided to turn to the Constitutional Court of Hungary.

28 May. 2015

Audit of NGO Programme in Hungary

According to a statement issued by the donors on 28 May, the EEA/Norway Grants NGO Programme in Hungary is well managed and operates effectively, as found by the audit carried out by the company PKF Littlejohn LLP.

16 Mar. 2015

Green Economic Forum 2015

Addressing the challenges of the global economy's transition from the linear model to the circular economy, EuCham - European Chamber is hosting the Green Economic Forum on Monday 11 May 2015 in Budapest, Hungary.

4 Mar. 2015

Mythbuster: Questions and answers about Ökotárs Foundation

Over the past months, the Hungarian government and pro-government media has published numerous malicious rumors viewing Ökotárs, its partners and the activities of the EEA/Norwegian NGO Fund in a bad light. These rumors include heavy, sometime contradictory accusations against us and even these are constantly changing

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