DOTS stands in solidarity with civil society in Hungary

Foundation for an Open Society DOTS along with hundreds of other NGOs across Europe, including Latvia, stands in solidarity with people and civil society of Hungary and calls the Hungarian government not to adopt the law which discriminates non-governmental organisations:

“We, representatives of European civil society, hereby express our solidarity with the Hungarian NGOs who were most recently targeted by the bill on the “transparency of organisations receiving foreign funds”. At the same time we wish to express our deepest support for the people who have taken the streets of Budapest to protest against this renewed attack on basic freedoms in Hungary.

The legislative proposal that was tabled in the Hungarian parliament on 7 April would force NGOs receiving more than € 24,000 per year from outside Hungary to register as “civic organisations receiving foreign funds”. This includes funding from EU sources not managed by a Hungarian institution. This would effectively stigmatise any organisation that receives such funding.”

The full letter can be read here: https://civilsocietyeurope.eu/2017/04/25/518/