The minimum required one million signatures will likely be collected in support of the Minority SafePack European Citizens’ initiative which seeks European Union protection for indigenous national minorities in the bloc, a senior government official said on Monday.
The initiative was launched by the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN) in May last year requiring signatures by one million people in at least seven EU member states by April 3 for the European Commission to put the scheme on its agenda, the state secretary for Hungarian communities abroad told a conference focusing on the initiative.
The issue concerns about 60-70 million people across Europe,
Árpád János Potápi said, adding that Hungary had also joined the initiative.
The collection of signatures has gained momentum recently, Potápi said. He added, however, that the target is to collect more than one million signatures to ensure that the initiative does not fail due to errors in the filled out sheets.