On 12 September, Members of the European Parliament will face a decision: to uphold EU values or abandon them.
We belong to the European Union for a reason: we believe in shared values and walk along a common path, built on respect by all member states for human rights, the rule of law and fundamental freedoms. But the current government of Hungary has stepped off this common path, curbing media freedom, freedom of association, and undermining the independence of its courts. Bring Hungary back to our common path.
Vote YES on 12 September to prompt EU action (Article 7 TEU):
WE ALL UNDERSTAND THE THREAT TO FREEDOM
Europe enjoys a wide political spectrum – but it cannot be stretched to allow for the denial of rights – the consequences of which, Europe knows all too well from its history.
WE ALL BELIEVE THE FUTURE OF EUROPE SHOULD BE DEFENDED
If unchecked, the deterioration of respect for fundamental rights and the rule of law in Hungary will continue and spread further across Europe.
WE NEED OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES TO STAND UP
Members of the European Parliament have the responsibility to defend the rights of people across the European Union.
European leaders have accommodated, coaxed and warned the government of Hungary. Those efforts have proven futile. In fact, the lack of clear action has emboldened Hungary’s increasingly autocratic leadership.
United we stand. Article 7(1) of the European Treaties empowers MEPs to take action. Vote Yes.