Open letter to Juncker and Timmermans requesting active intervention in support of civil society and democracy in Europe

Publication - April 11, 2017
Leading civil society organisations in Europe have written to Commission President Juncker and Vice-President Timmermans to request your active intervention in In view of the situation in Hungary.

The Hungarian government’s recent moves to stigmatise civil society organisations and by the possible forced closure of the Central European University. These developments will have severe negative implications for Hungarian society, social and human rights and the environment. They are unprecedented in the EU and constitute a serious blow to European
values, including freedom of academic exchange.

In keeping with the values of the European Union, the seven organisations urge the Commission to ensure that all Members States defend the role of civil society in promoting open and accountable societies.

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