YOUR SIGNATURE HELPS STOP EXTREMISM IN EUROPE

Support our European citizen's initiative:

  • For effective measures against terrorism
  • For effective protection of minors
  • For a more peaceful Europe

Six actions that we demand to secure a safer Europe

We demand from European politicians that the following effective action be taken against left-wing anarchists, neo-Nazis and Islamic fundamentalists:

To date, there is no shared agreement as to how extremism is defined. Only with a clear, joint definition can joint legal measures be implemented and loopholes be closed. We need a clear, self-contained legal definition of extremism. This would be based on the fundamental rights of the European Union, such as freedom of conscience, freedom of opinion, and the dignity and equality of all people. Anyone who breaches this legal framework or supports such extremism would be published on the list. Inclusion on the list would be regulated by judicial oversight.
Public authorities must step up their efforts to work together and share information with each other. Just as extremists form international networks, so must authorities follow suit to be able to combat them effectively. One important measure would be the introduction of a joint, EU-wide watchlist to which individuals and organisations with an extremist background could be added.
We urge publication and transparency: organisations that are suspected of extremist activities must disclose all financial transactions of more than €100,000 per year and identify the source of these funds. This will effectively prevent the financing of extremism and terrorism across borders.
An extended disclosure obligation must apply to all information and communications channels and all media activities of these organisations. These would include printed information such as newspapers, medias and pamphlets as well as webpages and pages and posts on social media such as Facebook. They must clearly identify the source of the information and how they are funded.

This would be aimed at combating with misinformation and extremist propaganda. Anyone who is in breach of this obligation and not sufficiently transparent can be added to the European watchlist.
Individuals who suffer damages as a result of extremism should be entitled to compensation for the damage they suffer. Using a reverse burden of proof, it would become easier for victims to bring successful legal claims in a quick and straightforward manner. In addition to compensation for damages caused by extremism, we urge the introduction of higher fines: either 20 million euro or ten times the amount expended on supporting extremism.
A European certification that would apply to moderate, religious organisations for example, would make it possible to identify clearly which enterprises and organisations expressly reject extremism and have taken steps to exclude all forms of support for extremism. Conversely, it would also show where there is a risk of this danger existing.