MSPI – Timeline Stories – EN

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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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Signature collection begins

The signature collection was officially announced at the FUEN Congress at the Bánffy Castle in Kolozsvár/Cluj-Napoca on May 17-21, 2017. The goal of the initiators was to start collecting signatures in as many EU member states as possible to show European support for the proposal. FUEN’s signature collection campaign focused..Read More

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9 MSPI proposals (out of the 11) registered by the EC

The two omitted points included two topics, respectively; one of the topics referred to linguistic and ethnic non-discrimination. Not accepting this point, the Commission argued that there was no such concept as linguistic discrimination in the relevant provision of European Fundamental Rights. The other omitted point referred to minority national..Read More

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The General Court annulled the EC’s decision of rejection

At the beginning of 2017, the Court ultimately ruled in favour of the initiators, following which an agreement between the European Commission and the initiators was reached, making the launch of a signature collection possible. Concurrently, Romania entered the proceedings aiming to have the initiative dismissed by the Court, and..Read More

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Initiators challenged the decision

The initiators challenged the EC’s decision at the Court of Justice of the European Union. They found the Commission’s reasoning controversial, arguing that even though the Commission rejected the initiative, it also wrote that some of the acts requested in the Annex to the Minority SafePack Initiative might be acceptable…Read More

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The EC rejected the MSPI

The European Commission refused to register the Minority SafePack citizens’ initiative. The refusing decision was made on the grounds that the scope of the initiative fell outside the EC’s competence and so the EC would not have the jurisdictional background to propose the adoption of a legal act (based on..Read More

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The initiative was submitted to the European Commission

The initiators called upon the EU to improve the protection of different national and linguistic minorities and enhance cultural and linguistic diversity in the Union. According to the initiators this improved protection should include policy actions in the areas of regional and minority languages, education and culture, regional policy, participation,..Read More

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The beginning: FUEN Congress in Moscow

The Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (RMDSZ) – the largest member organization of FUEN – decided to propose a citizens’ initiative for the benefit of European minorities. The proposal was to be presented together with FUEN, the South Tyrolean People’s Party (SVP) and the Youth of European Nationalities (YEN)…Read More

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