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Today, April 15th, the Dutch Senate approved the Consultative Referendum Law. From the end of 2014 onwards, 300,000 Dutch citizens can trigger national non-binding referendums on laws and treaties (including EU treaties and international trade agreements like TTIP) after these pieces of legislation have been approved by the parliament.
Danube Democracy Rally Budapest Participants

During our Danube Democracy Rally more than 90 democracy activists from all over Europe and the world came together with the aim to learn from each other, to deepen their knowledge on direct democracy and also to have fun together. 

Travelling nine days along the Danube, we visited Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest and had interesting and dynamic discussions around the topic of direct democracy.


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