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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...
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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....
Logo by the European Commission of the ECI
05-03-2015
Save the ECI before it dies
On 3rd March 2015 the European Commission officially received 1.173.130 validated signatures of the European Citizens' Initiative “Stop Vivisection”. The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) that aims at phasing out...
I love Bratislava
03-02-2015
Turnout quorum decisive for referendum in Slovakia
On Saturday, 7 February 2015, Slovakia will hold a referendum on the constitutional definition of the family and whether to only call the bond between women and men “marriage”. To be valid, 50 per cent (+1) of Slovakia’...
The flag of Scotland
17-09-2014
Independence process in Scotland mostly perfect
The referendum in Scotland on 18 September 2014 is an exemplary model of how to deal with the process of separation. This is the result of an assessment by Democracy International, which has analysed the Scottish case...
Michael Efler of Mehr Demokratie and Maritta Strasser of Campact in Brussels. Photo by Felix Kindermann
15-07-2014
ECI demands: Stop negotiations for TTIP and CETA
On Tuesday, 15 July, activists of "Stop TTIP" brought forward their motion for registration of a European Citizens' Initiative at the European Commission. The initiative “STOP TTIP” asks the EU Commission to recommend...

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