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Title: Wake up Europe! Taking action to safeguard the European democratic project
Current status: Withdrawn on 23/06/2016
Commission registration number: ECI(2015)000005
Date of registration: 30/11/2015
Date of publication of this translation: 04/01/2016
Registration language: FR / Other languages available: BG CS DA DE EL EN ES ET FI FR HR HU IT LT LV MT NL PL PT RO SK SL SV
Subject-matter: The legal act requested of the European Commission is to refer the situation in Hungary to the Council, in accordance with Article 7 TEU, in order to safeguard European values as defined in Article 2 TEU.
Main objectives: Since taking power in 2010, Viktor Orbán's government has overseen an increase in antidemocratic, xenophobic measures that run counter to the founding principles of the rule of law. This is liable to undermine the EU project as defined in Article 2 TEU. In addition, the unacceptable treatment of migrants by the Hungarian authorities raises the fear that similar steps may be taken by other Member States where democratic culture is recent and fragile.
Provisions of the Treaties considered relevant by the organisers: Articles 2, 6 and 7 of the TEU; Articles 1,4,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14 and 17, etc. of the Charter of Fundamental Rights.
Organisers / Members of citizens' committee:
  • Representative: Pierre GALAND -
  • Substitute: Jean-Michel DUCOMTE -
  • Other members: Giulio ERCOLESSI, Michael BAUER, Andrew COPSON, Andrzej DOMINICZAK, Panayote DIMITRAS
Draft legal act:
Sources of support and funding: