(English) EU citizens’ initiative demands protection for minority communities

There is still one week left to collect signatures for the European Citizen’s Initiative, which aims to introduce common EU standards to protect national minority groups. EURACTIV Poland’s media partner “Gazeta Wyborcza” reports.

Citizen’s Initiatives allow EU citizens to draw the attention of the Commission and the Parliament to an important matter. To achieve this, one million signatures across the EU are needed.

The initiative, called the “Minority SafePack” (protection package for national minorities), was initiated by the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN).

The international NGO, established in 1949 in conjunction with the Council of Europe, brings together 99 national minorities from across the continent. In Poland’s case, these include the German, Kashubian and Lemko communities.

For more information please go to https://www.euractiv.com/section/languages-culture/news/eu-citizens-initiative-demands-protection-for-minority-communities/

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