“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.
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.