Civil Society Europe is highly concerned about the legal procedures that have started in Bulgaria on the de-registration of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee.
The motivation presented for such action are not consistent with the preservation of civic freedoms and produce a chilling effect on the whole civil society sector in Hungary.
We call the responsible party on withdrawing such proposal. We also invite Bulgarian authorities on stregthening a structured dialogue with civil society organisations.
Please read the open letter signed by over ninety Bulgarian and European organisations here
Please also read the statement by the Conference of INGOs and its Expert Council on NGO Law