January 14, 2012
Three prominent scholars have launched a petition, calling on Europeans and Europe’s institutions to oppose a contagious trend born in Orbán’s Hungary toward a return to national egoisms.
Jean-Michel De Waele, Political Science Professor at Université Libre de Bruxelles, Ildikó Szabó, retired Sociology Professor in Debrecen University and Paul Gradvohl, Professor at Université de Lorraine call on the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of the European Union, as well as to all citizens, to react on these developments in the name of Europe.
The calling into question of fundamental rights in Hungary will be a very important test for Europe in the coming months. This test covers all the liberticidal laws of the Union, but also on the European horizon of post-Cold War, in other words, opening the possibility of another European political culture, the authors of the petition argue.
“The choice is simple: on the one side, national egoisms and economic and cultural decline, and on the other one, the creation of a new political and cultural space,” they state.
Only the impulse of European civic solidarity can lead Union out f the impasse, the three scholars call on Europeans.
To read the full text of the Petition and to sign, click here it (it’s easy; I did it in one minute).