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10-02-2014
Switzerland’s system of direct democracy not perfect
On Sunday, 9 February 2014, 50,3 per cent of Swiss voters opted by referendum in favour of the citizens’ initiative “Against mass immigration”. The turnout was high at 56 per cent.
24-09-2013
Votes must not be lost in national and European elections
In Germany’s most recent federal elections held on Sunday, 22 September 2013, almost seven million votes did not count as they were stopped by the five-percent-barring clause. For Democracy International this dramatic...
13-09-2013
People need votes, not just voices
Ahead of International Day of Democracy on 15 September 2013, Democracy International calls upon all political leaders to commit to deeds and to enforce laws that actually realise more democracy at local level, in the...
21-08-2013
SOS Europa – Kampagne für Mehr Demokratie in Europa vorgestellt
Alpbach, 21.08.2013: Democracy International zeigt einen Weg aus der tiefen Vertrauenskrise der EU. Hierzu hat die Organisation heute auf dem Europäischen Forum Alpbach in Österreich eine großangelegte, internationale...
21-08-2013
SOS Europe – Campaign by Democracy International
Alpbach, Austria, 21.08.2013: the organisation Democracy International offers solutions to the European Union’s deep crisis of confidence. Today at the European Forum Alpbach in Austria, an interdisciplinary conference...
16-05-2013
Lithuanian government should follow result of referendum against nuclear power plant
Democracy International calls upon the Lithuanian government to accept the result of the referendum of 14 October 2012, in which almost 65 per cent of voters had decided not to build a new nuclear power plant in...
16-05-2013
Lietuvos vyriausybė turėtų laikytis referendumo prieš atominės elektrinės statybą rezultatų
Democracy International organizacija kviečia Lietuvos vyriausybę priimti sprendimą, pagrįstą 2012 m. spalio 14 d. referendumo rezultatais, kurio metu beveik 65 procentai balsuotojų nutarė nestatyti Lietuvoje naujos...
08-05-2013
European Commission, take seriously the ECI!
Brussels, 8 May 2013: Last week the European Citizens’ Initiative ‘Water is a human right’ succeeded in gathering one million signatures from at least seven EU Member States in proportion to their size of population....
18-04-2013
European Parliament: ECI must improve
Plenary debate in Strasbourg today Members of all political groups of the European Parliament share the view that more people must know about the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) and that the technical problems of...
19-03-2013
European Citizens' Initiative still too weak for real change
Brussels, 20 March 2013: On 1 April 2013 the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) will have been in use for one year. For civil society organisations the date is not a reason to celebrate.

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