NNA News for civil society


Every cloud has a silver lining – the future of Steiner Schools in England

The Steiner Academy Exeter, one of the schools that is now being transferred to the Avanti Schools Trust.

ANALYSIS | Many Steiner schools in England have come in for serious criticism of their practices in recent inspections by the schools inspectorate Ofsted. Sylvie Sklan explains the issues. [more]


NGOs seek to stop the expansion of open net salmon farms in Iceland

Fri, 21 Jun 2019

An alliance of NGOs is seeking to stop the expansion of open net salmon farms in the fjords of Iceland which threaten the survival of wild salmon. A petition calling for a ban has so far raised over 137,400 signatures. [more]

Charitable status of not-for-profits under threat in Germany

Wed, 10 Apr 2019

The German federal finance court has deprived the campaigning organisation Attac of its charitable status. The ruling, which could affect the tax status of other NGOs, has been widely criticised. [more]

Between a dash and a hyphen. How a misplaced mark can cause a whole lot of trouble …

Wed, 10 Apr 2019

ESSAY | Keeping a soft border on the island of Ireland has been one of the most intractable issues in the Brexit process. Matthew Barton learned the hard way how easily old wounds can be opened up again. [more]

Rudolf Steiner – the sensation of his day

Wed, 10 Apr 2019

REVIEW | Rudolf Steiner’s „blockbuster“ lecture tours in 1922 have been documented for the first time in Archivmagazin, including the attack on him by Nazis in Munich. NNA correspondent Wolfgang Vögele couldn’t stop reading. [more]