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Lukas Wegmüller
06-06-2017
The New European Movement of Switzerland is one of the few organisations defying the current political trend to promote an accession to the European Union of Switzerland and to push for concrete steps to make the EU much more democratic. Established in 1998, the ...
Barroso, Merkel and Pöttering signing the Berlin Declaration. Source: EC Audiovisual Service
23-03-2017
Am 25. März 2017 verabschiedeten die EU-Staats- und Regierungschefs anlässlich des 60. Jahrestags der Römischen Verträge eine weitere EU-Erklärung. Doch die EU braucht mehr Demokratie statt Worte, will sie die großen Krisen meistern. Ein Kommentar von Cora Pfafferott....
Commissioner Timmermans at ECI Day 2017, Photo: The ECI Campaign
23-04-2017
Am 11. April 2017 hat die Europäische Kommission verkündet, die EU-Gesetze zu überarbeiten, die die Regeln der EU Bürgerinitiative bestimmen. Die Nachricht kam überraschend. Noch im Oktober 2016 hatte das höchste EU-Organ dem Druck von Democracy International und anderen...
Commissioner Timmermans at ECI Day 2017, Photo: The ECI Campaign
23-04-2017
On 11 April 2017, in a rare moment of positive international news for more democracy, the European Commission declared to revise the EU legislation concerning the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI). The announcement came after arduous campaigns by Democracy International and...
Citizen Europe
30-03-2017
On 1 April 2017, the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) celebrated its fifth anniversary. The historically first tool of participatory and direct democracy at transnational level provides EU citizens with the constitutional right to address the decision-making process of the EU...
Barroso, Merkel and Pöttering signing the Berlin Declaration. Source: EC Audiovisual Service
23-03-2017
On 25 March 2017, yet another EU Declaration will be adopted as EU leaders gather in Rome to “celebrate” the 60th Anniversary of the Rome Treaty. But as the European integration process is experiencing its deepest crisis, yet we should invest into more democracy at the...
Sophie von Hatzfeldt advocating Democracy International's demands for ECI reform
23-01-2017
Each year the European Economic and Social Committee hosts the "ECI Day" in Brussels. The one-day-conference occurs on the occasion of the launch of the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) on 1st April 2012. This year's ECI day will take place in the premises of the European...
Bruno Kaufmann and Michel Cermak "from Stop TTIP" (right) at ECI Conference in Brussels
09-05-2016
Whether on basic income or animal protection, social insurance or basic rights, citizens’ initiatives give the people a voice both in Switzerland and in the EU. What Switzerland and Europe have in common – and where they differ Whether on basic income or animal protection,...
Photo by Michael Erhardsson, all rights reserved
19-04-2016
20 April 2016 is the fifth "ECI Day" taking place in Brussels. On the occasion of the one-day-conference, scholars, practitioners and academics gather to discuss the workings of the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) and how to improve the only instrument of participatory...
Eduardo Chagas is General Secretary of Fair Transport Europe
02-11-2015
Die Europäische Bürgerinitiative "Fair Transport Europe" fordert bessere Arbeitsbedingungen und gerechtere Löhne für alle, die im europäischen Transportwesen arbeiten. Ein EU-weites Bündnis von Gewerkschaften führt die Europäische Bürgerinitiative an, die seit September 2015...

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