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21-05-2013
Democracy International supports the European Citizens’ Initiative “Let me vote!” and therefore calls upon every EU citizen to sign the initiative. Like Democracy International, Let me vote! pursues the goal of accomplishing democracy in the EU by removing the democratic deficit...
03-05-2013
More than seven countries reach necessary quorum - Yesterday, the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) "Water is a human right" jumped over the last hurdle to qualify for the European Commission as a law proposal.  
01-04-2013
The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) gives citizens the right to directly engage in setting the legislative agenda for the EU. Once signatures supporting a policy proposal have been collected and verified from at least one million EU citizens, the European Commission is...
22-08-2012
The European Commission has offered organisers of European citizens' initiatives (ECIs) to host their online collection systems of signatures on its own servers and to extend the one-year deadline for the collection of signatures. The move by the European Commission is an...
19-03-2013
Brussels, 20 March 2013: On 1 April 2013 the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) will have been in use for one year. For civil society organisations the date is not a reason to celebrate.
11-04-2013
The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) has been one year in practice, but neither EU politicians nor civil society organisations are happy with the instrument. Originally praised as the first tool of transnational direct democracy, “ECI Day” in Brussels on 9 April 2013 showed...
18-04-2013
Plenary debate in Strasbourg today Members of all political groups of the European Parliament share the view that more people must know about the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) and that the technical problems of the new instrument of transnational direct democracy must be...
02-10-2012
A European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) on media pluralism has been started this summer to address the increasing concentration of ownership and power in the media sector to the detriment of freedom of speech in many European countries. The idea was first launched by the...

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