Joint letter to Commission President von der Leyen on EU Foreign Interference Law and Civil Society

ACT Alliance EU has signed a joint letter sent on 3 May to Commission President von der Leyen.

More than 200 civil society organisations from across Europe expressed their concern and opposition to a proposed ‘foreign interference’ directive which would create a register of Foreign Funded organisations.

This legislation could have unintended negative consequences, hindering CSOs’ ability to fulfil their role as defenders of democracy in Europe and beyond. It will also limit the EU’s capacity to support civil society at risk and human rights defenders globally.

You can read the full text of the letter here