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20-01-2013
Austrians ready for real direct democracy
Vienna, 20 January 2013: Today 60% of Austrian voters opted for maintaining the current system of military conscription and a mandatory civilian service in Austria. The turnout was high at 50 %. Initiated by the...
08-01-2013
European Year of Citizens 2013: Call for an EU Convention instead of non-binding debates
Brussels, 9 January 2013: One day before the official launch of the European Year of Citizens 2013 to take place in Dublin on 10 January 2013, Democracy International demands to convene an official and democratic EU...
14-12-2012
Statement on the EU Summit - We need an EU Convention!
Democracy International – the global coalition of direct democracy and citizens‘ participation – is disappointed that EU leaders did not decide to convene an EU convention at this week’s EU summit in Brussels.
 
12-09-2012
German constitutional court passes ESM and fiscal pact by sticking to Germany's budgetary competence
Strasbourg, 12 September: Germany’s top constitutional court has ruled today that the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and the fiscal compact can only be ratified with the condition that the German Parliament keeps...
27-07-2012
Referendum in Romania is misuse of democracy
Democracy International dismisses plebiscite to be held on Sunday. 
28-06-2012
ESM and fiscal compact infringe German constitution
The German citizens’ alliance Mehr Demokratie and 15,000 citizens will lodge a complaint with Germany’s Constitutional Court tomorrow, Friday 29 June 2012, to hold a referendum on the ESM and the fiscal compact, which...
06-03-2012
We the Citizens – Reclaim Democracy!
Together with the “Obywatele Obywatelom” Association (“Citizens for Citizens”) from Łódź we are carrying out a project called “We the Citizens” (Polish “My Obywatele”), which is co-funded by Switzerland as part of a...
15-12-2010
Democracy International welcomes the approval of the ECI regulation
By: Carsten Berg and Armin Steuernagel Gerald Häfner, spokesperson of Democracy International: “Today the European Parliament formally approved the binding procedural rules for the European Citizens’ Initiative. With...
27-05-2005
France: More than one million books about EU Constitution sold.
The French are well informed while deciding about the EU Constitution in a referendum today. Democracy international (di), a network promoting direct democracy, has presented updated figures about the French bestsellers...

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