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12-03-2013
Vienna’s Citizens: No to Olympic Games in 2028
Democracy International demands binding direct democracy initiated by the citizens Strasbourg, 12 March 2013: Vienna’s voters have opted not to host the Olympic Games in their city in summer 2028. With a voter turnout...
04-03-2013
Switzerland curbs excessive salaries and bonuses through direct democracy
Democracy International: any citizen of the world must have the right to influence decisions directly. 
30-01-2013
Direct Democracy takes off at European level
'Water is a Human Right’ first European Citizens’ Initiative to reach the “magic” line - With more than 800 000 signatures collected as of today, the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) ‘Water is a Human Right’ most...
28-01-2013
Referendum in Bulgaria on the future of nuclear energy
Low threshold necessary for effective and valid results - At yesterday’s referendum on the future of nuclear energy, 61 % of Bulgarian voters opted in favour of further developing nuclear energy in the country. However...
24-01-2013
Referendum in Bulgaria on the future of nuclear energy on Sunday
Democracy International to observe first national referendum since 1971 On 27 January 2013, Bulgarians will be called to the polls to answer the question: "Should nuclear energy be developed in Bulgaria through the...
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. 

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