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Ein Gespräch mit Lukas Wegmüller, Co-Generalsekretär der Neuen Europäischen Bewegung Schweiz über die Stärken und Schwächen der Schweizer direkten Demokratie und die Europäische Union aus eidgenössischer Perspektive.
One day ahead of the presentation of the Commission Work Programme for 2017, the organisations Democracy International, Mehr Demokratie and The ECI Campaign handed over 40,996 signatures to Mr. Antoine Colombani, Member of Cabinet of Vice-President Frans Timmermans, for a reform...
On 28 October 2015 the European Parliament in Strasbourg adopted a report on the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) that contained many reforms the organisations Democracy International, Mehr Demokratie and WeMove.EU had proposed. Yet, a major issue remains unsolved: In the...
At this very moment, history in Europe is being written. The future of the European Union is being haggled and gambled over in a state of panic and helplessness. Democracy International instead calls for a proper debate to lay the foundation for a better, more democratic and...
On 16 June 2015, the Council of the European Union hosted for the first time in history an event directly dedicated to participatory democracy – the European Citizens’ Initiative. Democracy International used this occasion to advocate its proposals for reforming the European...
One day before the third birthday of the European Citizens‘ Initiative (ECI), the European Commission has presented a report in which it analyses the implementation of the ECI since it became effective three years ago. The executive body of the EU reaches the conclusion that the...
EU decision-makers and stakeholders met for a hearing on 26 February 2015 in the European Parliament to discuss the vital need for reform of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI). The ECI was implemented in 2012 and has since then experienced minor successes and major hurdles...
In view of the upcoming review of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) the European Parliament is inviting experts and practitioners to a public hearing on the implementation of the ECI. The hearing will take place in Brussels on 26 February 2015. In this view, Democracy...
On Tuesday, December 12, the European Commission announced its response following the submission of signatures for the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) “Stop Glyphosate”. Stop Glyphosate became the first ever ECI to see a proposal for legislative action by the Commission....
Die Europäische Bürgerinitiative (EBI), das weltweit erste transnationale direktdemokratische Instrument, wird erneuert. Im Frühjahr kündigte der 1. Vizepräsident der Europäischen Kommission, Frans Timmermans, anlässlich des jährlichen ECI-Days eine umfassende Überarbeitung an,...
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