General Assembly – 27. December, 2020
Name of Union Submitting Policy
Olaf Stando and Viktor Eichner (Board Members of EUJS)
- In a strong Europe based on democracy, inclusion, and the rule of law;
- Human rights must be at the heart of our European and our Jewish values, and must be defended whenever they’re under attack;
- Religious, ethnic, and sexual minorities are an integral part of our European identity and EUJS stands in solidarity with minorities whenever they’re attacked by governments, the media, and hate groups alike;
- The actions of the Hungarian and Polish governments – diminishing the independence of the judiciary, undermining the free press, and persecuting minorities – are profoundly anti-democratic, shouldn’t have a place in Europe, and must be condemned.
EUJS resolves to:
- Continue to strive and stand up to intolerance and injustice, to preserve democracy and to uphold the rule of law;
- Actively organise to support opposition efforts against attacks on the rule of law and human rights;
- Urge national governments to condemn the actions taken by the Hungarian and Polish governments, and call on the European Union to act on the already triggered Article 7 of the treaty of the EU.
- Urge the European People’s Party (EPP) condemn the recent antisemitic, anti-democratic, and human rights curtailing actions from Fidesz and expel the Hungarian party from its European Parliamentary group.