Defence of the civil society and expanding its space in the EU as well as the Russian Federation has been a long-term priority for  the Advocacy Group of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum. Therefore, the Group welcomes the initiative of a number of MEPs, led by a Green MEP Markéta Gregorová from the Czech Pirate Party with whom the Advocacy Group has worked on the issue of de-listing People in Need from the list “undesirable” organisations in Russia[1], and calls for its further support by other EU institutions as well as the EU Member States.

Call for de-listing organisations such as ‘People in Need’ from the list of ‘Undesirable Organisations’ and to stop Russian repression practices towards civil society

[1] For background information see the statement by the Board of 26 November 2019