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.
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.
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.
Circa 60 participants – among them several Members of the European Parliament – accepted the invitation of FUEN President Hans Heinrich Hansen and Iuliu Winkler, Member of the European Parliament on behalf of RMDSZ/EPP. Together they discussed in Brussels about the rejection of the citizens’ initiative “Minority SafePack Initiative” by the European Commission.