Civil Society Letter to Heads of the European Commission in View of the Situation in Hungary

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Mr Jean-Claude Juncker President of the European Commission

Mr Frans Timmermans First Vice-President of the European Commission

11/04/2017 – In view of the situation in Hungary, we request your active intervention in support of civil society and democracy in Europe. We are highly concerned by 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.