The CDRSEE would like to thank personally Mr. Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, for the kind and motivating words he spoke about the CDRSEE. Mr Schulz gave the laudatory speech at the presentation ceremony of the FES Human Rights Award for 2013, a transcript in English of which can be found here.
"Ladies and gentlemen, democracy and freedom need to be fought for every day," Mr Schulz said. "You (the CDRSEE) fight every day for democracy, rule of law, and human rights. You make every day an indispensable contribution to a vibrant and active civil society and thus to peace in Southeast Europe."