We will make sure that our colleagues in the European Parliament will be informed about what is happening in Ukraine. This opinion was expressed by Nathan Gill - MEP from the UK and a member of the European Parliament Sub-Committee on Human Rights on the air of 112 Ukraine TV Channel.
“One of the reasons why we are here is to understand from first-hand what is happening in Ukraine. That is, for us what is happening in Ukraine - I opened my eyes, and in fact, what I see is very sad. We will go back and we will make sure that our colleagues in the European Parliament will be fully informed about what is happening in Ukraine. And I’m sure that they will be very concerned about this proposal. When the government begins to issue permits or licenses or establish restrictions - it actually means begins that the government can decide who does what work and who delivers the message to the public," he said.
“If you want Ukraine to be successful, if you want your people to be richer, then look at the freest countries in the world, see their people are the freest and most prosperous. If you think that Ukrainians live too well "Then really, adopt this law, press freedom. And then you just lose youth, youth will just leave Ukraine, because why would someone young in their right mind want to stay in a draconian country? Just like investors. If I were a big company, behind I would have to come to Ukraine and create jobs if I worry about the judicial system, legislation, and if I didn’t have confidence in the freedom of the press? Because in this situation, the press cannot really cover the issue, because they are afraid of losing its license. No one should work in the realm of fear. If the press works under the influence of fear... And this law - it is an attack," Gill emphasized.
As we reported before, The EU attaches the highest importance to the freedom of expression and media.
It is also noted that while all countries have the right to ensure their national security and protect their citizens, this must be done in full respect of fundamental rights and freedoms, including the European Convention for Human Rights, and following international standards