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ECI Day 2018
06-03-2018
At the ECI Day 2017, First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans announced the long-awaited revision of the instrument. The European Commission proposal for a new regulation followed soon after and it materialised in September 2017 as part of a priority...
Stop Glyphosate ECI
13-12-2017
On Tuesday, December 12, the European Commission announced its response following the submission of signatures for the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) “Stop Glyphosate”. Stop Glyphosate became the first ever ECI to see a proposal for legislative action by the Commission....
ECI Rescue Team
01-11-2017
Die Europäische Bürgerinitiative (EBI), das weltweit erste transnationale direktdemokratische Instrument, wird erneuert. Im Frühjahr kündigte der 1. Vizepräsident der Europäischen Kommission, Frans Timmermans, anlässlich des jährlichen ECI-Days eine umfassende Überarbeitung an,...
ECI Rescue Team
01-11-2017
L'initiative citoyenne européenne (ICE), le premier instrument transnational de démocratie directe, est en train de se développer. Au printemps, à l'occasion de la Journée annuelle de l'ICE, Frans Timmermans, premier vice-président de la Commission européenne, a annoncé un...
ECI Rescue Team
01-11-2017
The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), the world’s first transnational direct-democratic instrument, is very much in the making. In spring at the annual ECI Day, the European Commission’s First Vice President Frans Timmermans announced a powerful revision process to improve...
An initial decision by the European Commission not to register an initiative against a free trade agreement between the EU and the US led to Europe-wide protests
03-08-2017
It is a critical moment for modern democracy. In the months to come, the fate of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) - the first tool of participatory and direct democracy at the transnational level - will be decided.
Stop Glyphosate ECI
13-07-2017
On 3rd July the organisers of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) “Stop Glyphosate” submitted more than one million signatures to the European Commission, making it the fourth successful ECI and the first successfully submitted ECI in over two years. The goal of the ECI is...
Lukas Wegmüller
06-06-2017
The New European Movement of Switzerland is one of the few organisations defying the current political trend to promote an accession to the European Union of Switzerland and to push for concrete steps to make the EU much more democratic. Established in 1998, the ...
Barroso, Merkel and Pöttering signing the Berlin Declaration. Source: EC Audiovisual Service
23-03-2017
Am 25. März 2017 verabschiedeten die EU-Staats- und Regierungschefs anlässlich des 60. Jahrestags der Römischen Verträge eine weitere EU-Erklärung. Doch die EU braucht mehr Demokratie statt Worte, will sie die großen Krisen meistern. Ein Kommentar von Cora Pfafferott....
Commissioner Timmermans at ECI Day 2017, Photo: The ECI Campaign
23-04-2017
Am 11. April 2017 hat die Europäische Kommission verkündet, die EU-Gesetze zu überarbeiten, die die Regeln der EU Bürgerinitiative bestimmen. Die Nachricht kam überraschend. Noch im Oktober 2016 hatte das höchste EU-Organ dem Druck von Democracy International und anderen...

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