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Newly elected President of France, Emmanuel Macron, Photo: Pablo Tupin-Noriega (Wikimedia Commons)
09-05-2017
Macron’s plan for EU citizens’ debates is insufficient
As prominently written on his website, the new French President Elect Emmanuel Macron intends to start a European debate with citizens at national and European level to rebuild trust in the European project and to forge...
Citizen Europe
30-03-2017
Contested ECI turns five years on Saturday
On 1 April 2017, the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) celebrated its fifth anniversary. The historically first tool of participatory and direct democracy at transnational level provides EU citizens with the...
The participants of the Global Forum 2016
20-11-2016
Global Forum 2016 adopts Donostia Declaration
From 16 to 19 November 2016, 200 people from all continents of the world gathered in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain, to attend the sixth Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy. This year’s edition of the world biggest...
14-11-2016
Global Forum to fight retreat of democracy
From 16 to 19 November 2016, more than 200 people from all continents of the world will come together in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain, to attend the sixth Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy. This year’s edition of...
The logo of the campaign for introducing e-voting, by the Bulgarian Ministery of Foreign Affairs
04-11-2016
Referendum in Bulgaria deliberately left at low key
On Sunday, 6 November 2016, a citizen-initiated referendum was held in Bulgaria on three questions. Voters were asked whether to introduce mandatory voting, a majority system to elect the members of parliament and...
ECI Petition handover in Brussels, October 2016
24-10-2016
Petition handover: “EU Commission, listen to us!”
One day ahead of the presentation of the Commission Work Programme for 2017, the organisations Democracy International, Mehr Demokratie and The ECI Campaign handed over 40,996 signatures to Mr. Antoine Colombani, Member...
„Do not take chances!” Campaign poster of the Hungarian government. Source: The Little Glass Slipper, CC BY-SA 4.0
30-09-2016
Refugee vote is misuse of direct democracy
On Sunday, 2 October 2016, Hungary’s eight million eligible voters will decide in a plebiscitary referendum whether Hungary is to take in refugees along the European Union’s mandatory quota system. Democracy...
March for a Democratic Europe Now in Bratislava at EU Summit
16-09-2016
EU Summit: Citizens demand a democratic EU – Now!
58,923 citizens from right across the EU are calling upon the political leaders to make the European Union more democratic and transparent. As the 27 EU Heads of State or Government convene in Bratislava to discuss the...
Flags of Slovakia and the EU in Bratislava
13-09-2016
15/ 16 September 2016: Citizens‘ Action in Bratislava
Democracy International cordially invites all journalists to come to the Dome for Democracy in Bratislava on 15 / 16 September. The Dome is to demonstrate that there is urgent need to make the EU more democratic. The...
German chancellor Merkel and UK Prime Minister Cameron. Photo courtesy of Facundo Arrizabalaga/AP Photo.
29-06-2016
Merkel’s no to EU Convention is crucial mistake
At the informal EU talks in Brussels on 29 June 2016, German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected civil society’s demands for a new EU Convention by stating there would be no EU treaty changes following Brexit. This...

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