Big win for civil society as EU Parliament adopts historic lobby transparency rules
Big win for civil society as European Parliament adopts historic lobby transparency rules
Democracy experts warn new regulation could undermine digital dimension of the European Citizens’ Initiative
18 experts warn against the Council proposal to ban the use of alternative software to collect European Citizens’ Initiative signatures.
- Council wants to to ban alternatives to...
Cities commit to greater democracy in historic Magna Charta
World cities have committed to collaborating to protect and expand democracy, even in the face of threats from higher levels of government.
European Parliament votes to start interinstitutional negotiations on the revision of the European Citizens’ Initiative, but simultaneously commits to holding plenary debates on successful ECIs
European Parliament votes to start interinstitutional negotiations on the revision of the European Citizens’ Initiative, but simultaneously commits to holding plenary debates on successful ECIs.
European Parliament Committee ignores civil society call for stronger commitment to European Citizens’ Initiative
Democracy International is highly disappointed that the majority of the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament today decided to ignore the call from more than 70 civil society organisations,...
Unique Forget-Us-Not Action ahead of critical reform decision in the European Parliament
On the eve of the important reform vote by the Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO), democracy supporters from across Europe gathered on Monday outside the European Parliament (EP). They handed out forget-me-not...
Citizens sue the Dutch government for abolishing the referendum
Cologne, Germany, 23 February 2018
The Dutch NGO Meer Democratie has announced it will launch a citizen-supported lawsuit against the Dutch government for the way it is trying to abolish the right to hold a referendum....
European Citizens’ Initiative sees first-ever legislative proposal by the European Commission
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...
Glyphosate-renewal: Let the people decide!
18 EU member states on Monday voted in favour of the European Commission’s proposal to renew the EU licence of the contested herbicide glyphosate with five years. This goes against the will of 1,3 million EU citizens...
Macron calls for democratic EU conventions
On September 26, French President Emmanuel Macron delivered his Future of Europe speech in Paris, which included the demand for democratic conventions via European-wide debates. Democracy International, a longtime...