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12-08-2015
20.000 people want reform of ECI
Democracy International is proud to announce that on 11 August 2015, the network of democracy activists reached its first target of 20,000 signatures in its campaign to improve the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI). By signing the petition, 20,000 people from across the...
Citizens of Denton protesting against fracking, source: Flickr, Blackland Prairie Rising Tide
06-08-2015
No ‘Frack Free Denton’ in Texas
In the US city of Denton the Council has overruled a citizens’ initiative that had led to the banning oil and gas drilling. At a meeting on 4 August 2015, the Councillors decided to pass new rules for hydraulic fractioning (‘fracking’) although a citizens’ initiative (or ‘ballot...
Yanis Varoufakis at a discussion on Europe in Brussels on 7 May 2015
08-07-2015
Greek drama shows need for democratic revolution
The popular vote in Greece on the bailout terms on 5 July 2015 demonstrated the incompatibility between national democracies and international economic governance regimes. A reason for Democracy International to demand proper forms of modern direct democracy in both Greece and...
Girl with a doll (Photo by Nicholas Murray, public domain)
06-07-2015
What will we tell our grandchildren?
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...
Yanis Varoufakis at a discussion on Europe in Brussels on 7 May 2015
02-07-2015
The Greek short-cut referendum drama
With a popular vote on the complex bailout terms coming up this weekend, Europe and the world once again has to revisit its suboptimal handling of modern direct democracy, writes Bruno Kaufmann, board member of Democracy International and editor-in-chief at people2power.info,...
The campaign poster by Meer Democratie
29-06-2015
The Netherlands: Citizens' initiative against party political appointments
The Dutch democracy group Meer Democratie has launched a citizens' initiative that aims at opening appointments for public posts to everybody - regardless of whether the person is a party member or not. 40,000 signatures are required in order to submit the citzens' initiative to...
People protesting against animal research experiments [AnimaNaturalis_Flickr]
17-06-2015
The European promise of participatory democracy
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...
Voting results Switzerland (image: screenshot of swissinfo.ch)
15-06-2015
Initiative on Inheritance tax defeated
An attempt to federalise Switzerland’s inheritance tax system and redistribute wealth by taxing legacies worth more than CHF2 million ($2.15 million) has been rejected by Swiss voters, as expected. On Sunday 14 June 2015, 71% of voters and all 26 Swiss cantons rejected the...
Posters of the referendum Campaign in Luxembourg City (Image: Wikipedia)
08-06-2015
Luxembourg: Cumbersome Way to modern eligibility
The referendum in Luxembourg on 7 June 2015 was a shortcut to extending voting rights for foreigners and young people. But the (already eligible) voters of Luxembourg clearly voted ‘no’. The next step must be a reform of the citizenship law, argues our board member Bruno...
Christian Felber (Photo by Bernd Hofmeister)
02-06-2015
"I will present an alternative to TTIP"
Christian Felber is an Austrian freelance journalist, book author and international lecturer. Co-founder of Attac Austria, he initiated the projects “Democratic Bank” and “Economy for the Common Good”. Christian Felber will hold a lecture at Democracy International’s annual...

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