April 2023: An EU foreign agents act would fatally undermine the Defence of Democracy package

05 May 2023 | Newsletter

The European Commission is set to publish its proposed Defence of Democracy package. In our response to the consultation, we made it clear that the package’s focus on ‘foreign interference’ risks damaging democracy, not defending it. This week, 230 civil society organisations wrote to the European Commission President, calling for the proposed directive on foreign-funded organisations to be scrapped.