Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
FUEN President's Christmas letter
Presentation in Turkish at an academic conference on Lausanne Peace Treaty not allowed
FUEN President Hans Heinrich Hansen: Non-allowance of a Turkish presentation at an academic conference reaffirms that Greece is still far away from respecting fundamental human and minority rights of the officially recognized Turkish minority within its territories
Conference on Language Rights
Event organized by the Council of Europe, the Sorbian Institute, Hamburg University, and the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN).
Minorities lodge an appeal in Luxemburg against the rejection of the European Citizens’ Initiative
“We did not take things lightly; we made a very careful assessment. We came to the conclusion that the decision of the European Commission is not correct, neither on formal reasons, nor in respect to the substance of our proposals”, says FUEN President Hans Heinrich Hansen, the chairman of the citizens’ committee.
XVI. FUEV-Seminar slawischer Minderheiten vom 07.11. bis 10.11.2013
Als Gast in Košice bei der tschechischen Minderheit
FUEN Vice-President Halit Habipoğlu: Sharing the same fate, Europe’s national minorities of 100 Millions are in solidarity with Crimean Tatars.
Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN) Vice-President and Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe (ABTTF) President Halit Habipoğlu, in his speech at the Crimean Tatar National Congress taken place in Simferpol (Akmescit) on 26 October 2013, uttered Europe’s national minorities of 100 Millions, who share the same fate, are in solidarity with Crimean Tatars.
Statement of the occasion of the big Szekler March in Transylvania
Never give up your faith in self-determination
and the autonomous settlement of your own affairs
We will not back down
Letters to Heads of States and Presidents of European Institutions
No rapprochement on the Citizens’ Initiative: Director of the European Commission is confronted with critical questions at the Parliament
Jens Nymand Christensen, Director of the European Commission responsible for cooperation with the European institutions, stepped into the lion’s den on Thursday 10 October 2013. He agreed to explain, in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the reasons of the Commission why the Citizens’ Initiative “Minority SafePack Initiative” cannot start collecting signatures.
Rejection of the Citizens’ Initiative: Minister considers an own initiative report at the Committee of the Regions
The FUEN president had the honour of giving the “dinner speech” to the German delegation at the Committee of the Regions and used this opportunity to explain his dissatisfaction with the rejection of the Citizens’ Initiative “Minority SafePack Initiative” by the European Commission.