German citizens demand referendum on ESM and fiscal treaty
On Friday 29 June 2012, the German citizens’ alliance “Europa braucht mehr Demokratie” (Europe needs more democracy) and more than 12,000 citizens have lodged a complaint with Germany’s top Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe to hold a referendum on the European Stability...
Airport Munich: citizens against third runway
On Sunday 17 June one third of Munich’s residents participated in the decision whether a third runway should be built at the airport of Bavaria’s capital. According to the preliminary final result 54,3 % opposed the infrastructure project while 45,7% voted in favour.
Parliament of Hamburg opts for more transparency
Following an initiative by citizens and political parties, the parliament of Hamburg voted in favor of a proposal for more transparency on 13 June 2012, meaning more open and accessible information on Hamburg’s legislation and administration.
Fair Roaming: an example of a successful citizens’ campaign
The pan-European campaign "Europeans for Fair Roaming" was founded in 2010 to call on all EU institutions to finally put an end to unfair roaming prices. The campaign’s goal is to make mobile phone roaming across Europe as cheap as domestic phone calls are.
ECI: Problems with online collection tool
Gerald Häfner, chairperson of Democracy International adresses its members concerning problems with the online collection tool of the European Citizens Initiative (ECI).
ECI - rules for Hearings adopted in European Parliament
Hurrah, The citizens can start now. They can make use of the first instrument of participatory democracy ever on a transnational level.
Democracy group initiates constitutional complaint
On April 12 the German democracy association Mehr Demokratie (More Democracy) launched a campaign called “Europe needs more democracy”. Its aim is to secure referendums on the fiscal treaty and the European Stability Mechanism.
Access Info: 20 Demands on access to EU documents
Before the end of June, the current Danish EU Presidency aims to get an agreement on the revision of Regulation 1049/2001. It determines how the public could get access to...
Conference: ‘European Citizens’ Initiative: on the starting line’
On Tuesday 20 March 2012 this conference took place in Brussels - featuring prominent speakers from the European institutions, academia and civil society. 200 Participants attended the event.On Tuesday 20 March 2012 this conference took place in Brussels - featuring prominent...
Fighting corruption with Direct Democracy
In January 2012 the committee Più Democrazia in Trentino was founded in the Autonomous Province of Trento in northern Italy to promote more Direct Democracy as way to empower the people and fight disaffection.In January 2012 the committee Più Democrazia in Trentino was founded...