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Zoltán Pozsár-Szentmiklósy
29-09-2016
“The refugee vote is a misuse of political communication”
On Sunday, 2 October, Hungary’s eight million eligible citizens were to decide in a plebiscite whether Hungary should accept the European Union’s quota system for asylum seekers. Ahead of this vote, Democracy International has interviewed Zoltán Pozsár-Szentmiklósy, an Assistant...
Results of Swiss referendum day, 26 Sept. 2016, Source: swissinfo.ch
26-09-2016
Swiss opt for stronger secret services
Sunday, 25 September 2016, was this year's third "Decision Day" in Switzerland: Swiss voters were called to the ballot box to decide on a number of initiatives and referendums. Democracy International board member Bruno Kaufmann, editor-in-chief of...
Alternative Family Photo: Democratic Europe Now!, Dome for Democracy, Bratislava
21-09-2016
Next General Assembly of Democracy International
The next general assembly of Democracy International is to take place in Donostia San Sebastian, Spain, on 19 November 2016 (Time: 2:30 pm to 5:15 pm, venue: Donostia/San Sebastian City Hall, Ijentea No. 1, 20003 Donostia/San Sebastian) We look forward to meeting you. In case of...
Flags of Slovakia and the EU in Bratislava
15-09-2016
Join us in Bratislava during EU Summit
On 15 September 2016, one day ahead of the EU summit, Democracy International and democracy activists from right across the EU will build a "Dome for Democracy" in Bratislava. Facbricated in a wooden, transparent structure, the dome is to symbolise tha the people...
(c) The European Parliament 2013
07-09-2016
Take action to stop secret lobbying!
Email your EU Representative ahead of the decisive vote in the EU Parliament on 12 September!
31-08-2016
Challenging Autumn of Citizens' Decisions
Four more months to go in 2016 and one billion  citizens around the globe are about to make their voices heard at the ballot box – in hundreds of elections and referenda from Russia to Hong Kong, Iceland to the United States of America. An overview by Bruno Kaufmann, board...
Prof. Dr. Manfred Nowak at the UN in Geneva (Source: UN Photo/ Geneva)
26-08-2016
Crisis of Democracy: “But it’s not too late“
Manfred Nowak is an Austrian human rights professor who served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture from 2004 to 2010. In this conversation with Democracy International, Manfred Nowak argues that democracy and the rule of law are currently facing a crisis globally...
European Credit Initiative – the packages for the first seven members of the EU
01-07-2016
Brexit shows: direct democracy needs long-term practicing
Gerhard Schuster currently works as Senior Campaign Manager of the "European Credit Initiative", a project that aims at granting the right to interest-free credits for enterprises that serve the common good. The "right to credit" is to become EU law by means of a European...
London Evening Standard on 24 June 2016
27-06-2016
Brexit triggers global debate on direct democracy
The decision by the British electorate to ”leave” the European Union has created worldwide momentum for discussing the options and limits of the initiative and referendum process – and a new start for launching transnational governance structures. In this article Bruno Kaufmann...
 Athienitou
09-06-2016
"Brexit is unfair to other EU citizens"
Originally 7 June 2016 was supposed to be the last day citizens could register for the upcoming referendum on EU membership in the UK on 23 June 2016, now the deadline was extended until 9 June due to collapse of the registering portal. Not only are British citizens entitled to...

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