Letter to Vice-President Jourova

28. May 2020

All over the EU journalists, activists and social organisations are brought into court by powerful people and corporations. But the reason for these court cases are not to actually win a case, but to silence, threaten and push back the people who are raising their voices agianst injustice.

These are the so-called SLAPP suits (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation), which are hurting our democracy. This could be only solved if there is a legislation in all EU member states stopping these cases, that is why we are demanding a new EU directive from the Commission.

Together with colleagues from our political families, we have established the Media Working Group in the European Parliament and have drafted a letter to Vice-President Jourova, addressing the issue of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation, which is supported by 32 MEPs. You can download it below.

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