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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...
15-04-2014
Dutch national referendum law approved
On Tuesday, 15 April the Dutch Senate approved the Consultative Referendum Law. From the end of 2014 onwards, 300,000 Dutch citizens can trigger national non-binding referendums on laws and treaties (including EU...
Daniel Schily of Democracy International welcomes participants of the Danube Democracy Rally
01-04-2014
Danube Democracy Rally kicks off in Vienna
Today, first April 2014, more than 50 democracy activists from all around the world come together in Vienna to join the Danube Democracy Rally. The nine-day-long journey through Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest is...
September 2012: Judge Vosskuhle pronounces the ESM ruling
16-03-2014
Call for EU convention ahead of German ESM ruling
On Tuesday, 18 March 2014, Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court is due to pronounce its final judgment on the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and the fiscal pact. The expected ruling follows a constitutional...
Image of 3 per cent election threshold
26-02-2014
German top court bans threshold for EU elections
Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court ruled today that the three per cent barring clause enacted in Germany for the European elections is unconstitutional.
Chairperson Gerald Häfner at the press conference
20-02-2014
Campaign "Democratic Europe Now!" launched
Democracy International hosted a press briefing at the European Parliament today to launch an alliance of organisations from all over Europe under the banner ‘Democratic Europe Now’. Together, the group is calling for a...
The panel of the first ECI hearing on "Right2Water"
18-02-2014
First hearing of ECI successful – yet ECI not fully powerful
Democracy International, the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) and IRI Europe – all organisations that had worked hard for the inclusion of the ECI into the EU Treaties – positively assess the first public hearing...
Logo by the European Commission of the ECI
13-02-2014
Litmus test for European Democracy next Monday
The first public hearing of a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) will take place in the European Parliament next Monday, 17 February 2014. On this occasion the ECI “Water is a human right” – the first ECI ever that...
Electoral posters of the SVP (left) boykotted by the Initiative for More Democracy (right)
12-02-2014
Südtiroler stimmen gegen mangelhafte Bürgerbeteiligung
Die Einwohner/innen Südtirols wünschen sich effektivere und bürgerfreundlichere Regeln für direkte Demokratie. So lautet das Ergebnis eines Referendums, das am 9. Februar 2014 in Italiens autonomer Provinz durchgeführt...

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