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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...
Press conference with Gerald Häfner (Democracy International), Reiner Hoffmann (DGB), Lars Feld (economic advisor) and Franz Fischler (former EU commissioner
27-05-2014
Press Conference: Plan for a More Democratic Europe
A non-partisan ‘Plan for a More Democratic Europe' was presented at the Federal Press Conference in Berlin, Germany today by the Confederation of German Trade Unions chair Reiner Hoffmann, economic advisor to the German...
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26-05-2014
Denmark to join Unified Patent Court
On 25 May 2014, along with the European elections, 62,5 per cent of Danish voters decidedby referendum to join the Unified Patent Court, a new European court designed to issue single patents across the EU. 37,4 per cent...
Denmark's flag
23-05-2014
This Sunday: Referendum in Denmark on Unified Patent Court
On 25 May, along with the European elections, Danish citizens will  participate in a constitutional referendum on whether to transfer sovereignty in the area of patent applications. An electorate of just about 4 million...
Website of Campaign "Democratic Europe Now!"
16-05-2014
Democratic Europe Day on 17 May 2014
Citizens from right across Europe will take part in the first Democratic Europe Day on Saturday, calling for more democracy and participation in the EU. The action day is organised by the campaign team "Democratic...
Website of Campaign "Democratic Europe Now!"
30-04-2014
Pledge for Democracy: EU Candidate Check
We call upon all new Members of the European Parliament to commit to a more democratic European Union once in office for the next term. Ahead of the EU elections, many of them had pledged for a more to work towards real...
24-04-2014
EU in need of strong democracy
Ahead of the upcoming European elections to be held from 22 – 25 May and the appointment of the next EU Commission President, Democracy International demands to fully take into account the role of the European...

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