the European Citizens’ initiative “Wake Up Europe” launches its online
platform for signing its EU-wide petition urging European Institutions
to take a firm stand against the authoritarian agenda of Hungarian Prime
Minister Viktor Orban.
While the European it addresses some aspects of Hungarian authoritarian developments through a legalistic approach, the European Commission keeps shying away from strong political action against
what clearly is a systematic erosion of democratic principles and
persistent violations of European values and human rights by the
The citizens behind “Wake Up Europe!” strongly regret this and call on any EU citizen who believes that there is no place in Europe for such authoritarian behaviorto join and sign the petition asking the European Commission to initiate
a comprehensive monitoring of the situation of democracy in Hungary.
allowing Hungary to drift so far away from our common founding values,
the EU encouraged other member states to follow this path. Recent
developments in Poland clearly demonstrate this. While we strongly
support the fact that the EU launched its rule of law probe against
Poland last week, we would like to see the same commitment by European institutions to protect rule of law in Hungary.” said Pierre Galand, Member of the “Wake Up Europe!” Citizens’ Committee.
The online platform to collect the 1.000.000 signatures needed to validate the petition will be accessible until November 2016.