A bright future is based upon security, education and freedom.
Today, the European Union is the human rights friendlist place in the world:
However, these accomplishments are at risk:
- geopolitical challenges result in EU-internal tensions and weakening of the Union ("Brexit")
- extremists undermine fundamental rights by creating an atmosphere of terror and the EU-wide willingness to cut fundamental rights
- economic power of authoritarian and hybdrid regimes increases internal tensions and external pressure
Therefore we proposed an Anti-Extremism-Directive, including:
- a neutral definition of extremism, regardless of its motivation and covering all "acts aiming at the destruction of fundamental rights"
- professional bans for extremists in schools, hospitals and kindergardens
- an EU-wide watchlist for extremists
- financial penalties up to 20 mio EUR, inspired by the General Data Protection Regulation, to collect the extremists' money
- compensation claims, inspired by the existing anti-discrimination law, to effectively protect women, children and persons in the employment context