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3
May

Conference on the Future of Europe

The Conference on the Future of Europe is a citizen-led series of debates and discussions that will enable people from across Europe to share their ideas and help shape our common future. The Conference is the first of its kind: as a major pan-European democratic exercise, it offers a new public forum for an open, inclusive, and transparent debate with

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28
Apr

The Hungarian Parliament adopts a resolution in support of the MSPI

At its meeting on Wednesday, 28 April 2021, the Hungarian Parliament almost unanimously (157 for, 1 against) adopted a resolution in support of the Minority SafePack Initiative. The resolution, proposed by the Committe on National Cohesion and the Committe on Nationalities, highlights the achievements of the Initiative – the 1.1 million signatures collected, the public hearing and the resolution of

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1
Apr

Minority Protection and Ethnic Group Rights in Central and Central Eastern Europe

On March 25, 2021, the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN) and the Cultural Foundation of German Expellees continued their online conference format “Minority Protection and Ethnic Group Rights in Central and Central Eastern Europe,” which was launched in October 2020 and expanded in February 2021. The focus this time was on Hungary, Croatia and Slovakia. In ten-minute presentations, experts

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25
Feb

Presentation of the Minority SafePack Initiative to the European Commission

It is the first time that we had an eye level meeting with the European Commission on our Minority SafePack Initiative since its launch in 2013. We witnessed genuine interest on behalf of Vice President Jourova, Commissioner Gabriel and EC officials. We made clear that we aim to strengthen existing EU policies to support linguistic and cultural diversity and to

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19
Feb

ECI: The Commission grants further extension

On 19 February, the Commission decided to grant an additional three-month extension for the registered European Citizens’ Initiatives due to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The extension concerns initiatives, which are currently collecting statements of support. A first six-month extension was already granted in July 2020 and the second three-month extension in December 2020. European Citizens’ Initiatives are

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18
Dec

EC grants extensions to citizens’ initiatives

European Citizens’ Initiative: The Commission grants extensions to citizens’ initiatives due to the COVID-19 pandemic On 17th December 2020. the Commission decided to grant extension until 1 February 2021 for the European Citizens’ Initiatives due to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The extension concerns initiatives, which are currently collecting statements of support. A first set of six months

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