MSPI – Timeline Stories – EN

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Public hearing postponed

The MSPI public hearing at the European Parliament was to be held on March 23rd, 2020.  Due to the coronavirus epidemic the hearing was postponed to a later date. The parliamentary debate was planned to take place on April 22nd, but was also postponed due to the pandemic.

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máj

Initiators challenge Commission’s decision

The MSPI Committee filed a request for the annulment of the European Commission’s decision on the initiative at the General Court of the European Union. It concluded, that the communication was deeply flawed by the fact that in it the European Commission infringed its legal obligation to state reasons and..Read More

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máj

EC rejects the call for new laws

The European Commission decided to ignore the voice of more than one million EU citizens and also the resolution of European Parliament. The Commission was unwilling to initiate legal acts for the protection of national and linguistic minorities under the MSPI. With this decision, the European Commission turned its back..Read More

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MEPs call the Commission to act

With the vote rate of 524 votes in favour, 67 against and 103 abstentions the resolution was adopted. Through the resolution the Parliament pointed out that national and linguistic minorities in the EU are facing assimilation and are losing their languages, processes which are moving them towards in linguistic and..Read More

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Plenary debate and resolution in the EP

The European Parliament discussed the proposals of the “Minority SafePack” European Citizens’ Initiative at its plenary meeting. MEPs evaluated the initiative and the proposed resolution at the debate. A vote on amendments to the resolution was held on Wednesday, 16. December 2020, followed by the final vote on Thursday morning,..Read More

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máj

Public Hearing in the EP

The Citizens’ Committee and experts of the Minority SafePack Initiative presented their proposals for the Members of the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, the Committee of the Regions and the European Economic and Social Committee. The Hearing is co-organized by..Read More

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New deadline for public hearing

Due to the pandemic challenges the European Commission adopted a proposal for a time limit regulation for all phases for European citizens’ initiatives (collection, verification and examination). The proposal also regulates the situation of the Minority SafePack Intiative. Originally, a public hearing in the European Parliament was supposed to take..Read More

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Presentation of the proposal

The Citizens’ Committee, the FUEN Presidium and experts presented their legislative proposals to the European Commission. The legislative proposals based on the nine points of the Minority SafePack European Citizens’ Initiative were presented to the European Commission. The MSPI delegation met Věra Jourová, (Vice President of the European Commission for..Read More

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The EC registered the validated signatures

The statements of support were registered online by the European Commission on January 10th, 2020. From this day on, the European Commission had a timeframe of three months to organize a public hearing in the European Parliament and then let its position regarding the Minority SafePack Initiative be known. (Source:..Read More

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One million signatures in 11 countries reached

,320,000 statements of support were collected and the threshold was in 11 Member States (Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Latvia, Spain, Croatia, Denmark, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Lithuania, Italy). By May 8th, 2018, the Citizens’ Committee, FUEN and the local organizers handed over the signatures to the competent national authorities in all 28 EU..Read More

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