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05-02-2007
Greenpeace action proofs: Europeans need the initiative now
The citizens living in the European Union must get a say in political affairs on the EU level.    
   
17-09-2006
17. September 2006: Berlin 84 per cent want more democracy
A referendum was held in Berlin; this reform of legislation concerning direct democracy was part of a larger package of constitutional amendments.
01-09-2006
Netherlands: Campaign launched
Netherlands: Activities for a European Citizens Initiative launched. Already more than 1.000 signatures have been gathered.
08-05-2006
European Social Forum 2006
From May 4th to 7th, 2006, the 4th European Social Forum (ESF) was held in Athens, Greece. Andrew Tompkins and Thomas Deterding flew there from Berlin to represent Democracy International and to urge other organizations to push for direct democracy in the European Union. Below...
01-03-2006
Berlin: More Democracy
Berlin is not only the capital of Germany it is also a federal state, with its own state-legislature (the Abgeordnetenhaus or House of Representatives) and parliaments in the twelve districts of the city. On both levels, initiative and referendum(rights or procedures) have been...
17-02-2006
Keynote speech by French Minister
French interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy has given a remarkable keynote speech in Berlin. He described his ideas for the future of the EU and its constitution.
07-02-2006
The Netherlands introduce Citizens' Intitiative
Today (7 February 2006) the Second Chamber of the Dutch parliament has introduced the citizen initiative right at the national level.
01-02-2006
Dead and alive: the EU Constitution
A variety of opinions about the future of the EU Constitution were presented in January. Below is an overview.
30-01-2006
Democratising Europe: The role of direct democracy
Conference on direct democracy in Berlin - Mehr Demokratie organized the third regional conference of the Initiative for Europe – A Citizen’s Agenda project.
15-01-2006
Surprisingly close to reality: A visit to a vocational school
Stephan Lausch reports about his alternative approach to teach democracy in South Tyrol. The article was published in the newspaper "Demokratie Direkt (Jg. 5/9, 1/2006)".

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