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05-04-2016
First citizen-initiated referendum in the Netherlands
On 6 April 2016, the Netherlands’ 12 million eligible citizens will decide in a national referendum on whether to correct the Dutch Parliament’s decision to approve the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. Following its...
Direct democracy in action in Switzerland (Photo by swissinfo.ch)
28-02-2016
“Enforcement Initiative” fails in Switzerland
On 28 February 2016, 58,9 per cent of Swiss voters opted against a citizens’ initiative that called for the automatic expulsion of non-Swiss offenders convicted of certain crimes. The turnout of 63 per cent was...
Direct democracy in action in Switzerland (Photo by swissinfo.ch)
22-02-2016
Swiss “Enforcement Initiative” threatens “rule of law”
Switzerland’s 5.2 million eligible voters have until next Sunday, 28 February, to vote in a national referendum on the so-called “Enforcement Initiative” launched by the Swiss People’s Party (SVP). This citizens’...
German chancellor Merkel and UK Prime Minister Cameron. Photo courtesy of Facundo Arrizabalaga/AP Photo.
19-02-2016
The EU needs a complete democratic re-start now
The compromise struck on 19 February between UK Prime Minister David Cameron and EU leaders on UK's relationship with the EU demonstrates that the European Union requires a complete democratic re-start. Instead of...
The official logo of the UN climate conference 2015 in Paris
04-12-2015
Global referendum should follow UN Climate Treaty
From 30 November to 11 December 2015, leaders of all UN member states are convening in Paris, France, to negotiate a legally binding and universal agreement on climate protection. Following more than 20 years of...
Members of the European Parliament. Source: European Parliament 2014, creative commons
28-10-2015
EU Parliament decides on reform of ECI
On 28 October 2015 the European Parliament in Strasbourg adopted a report on the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) that contained many reforms the organisations Democracy International, Mehr Demokratie and WeMove.EU...
The constitutional committee voting on ECI reform proposals on 28 September 2015
28-09-2015
EU Parliament pushes for stronger EU Citizens' Initiative
On 28 September 2015, the Constitutional Committee (AFCO) of the European Parliament agreed on proposals to reform the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI). This is the instrument that allows EU citizens to directly...
Members of the European Parliament. Source: European Parliament 2014, creative commons
23-09-2015
ECI Reform: Upcoming dates and events
The constitutional committee of the European Parliament (AFCO) has scheduled a decisive vote on the European Citizens' Initiative for Monday, 28 September 2015. In this session, the 49 members of this committee will...
Yanis Varoufakis at a discussion on Europe in Brussels on 7 May 2015
03-07-2015
Greek drama shows need for democratic revolution
In view of the popular vote in Greece on the bailout terms on Sunday (5 July 2015), Democracy International demands to adopt proper forms of modern direct democracy - and to make the EU fully democratic. ”The...
Logo by the European Commission of the ECI
31-03-2015
Commission admits: ECI needs improvement
One day before the third birthday of the European Citizens‘ Initiative (ECI), the European Commission has presented a report in which it analyses the implementation of the ECI since it became effective three years ago....

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