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Stop lobby transparency now
12-05-2015
Over 100 NGOs call for lobby transparency
113 non-governmental organisations and trade unions, including Democracy International, have urged European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans to take strong and urgent action to create a high-quality and legally binding EU lobby transparency register in a...
Woman demonstrating in Sweden. Image by Michael Erhardsson, all rights reserved (c)
09-05-2015
25,000 signatures for a Europe of the citizens!
Since the launch of Democracy International’s campaign “Make your voice heard in Europe”, almost 20,000 people from right across Europe have signed the petition. The petition calls on Brussels’ politicians to bring real democracy to Europe, starting with an improvement of...
06-05-2015
"Democracy has the capacity to maintain human dignity"
Our board member Suresh Nautiyal from New Dehli, India. He is a senior journalist, campaigner and human rights activist. What is our motivation? In this series of interviews, our board members present their ideas of direct democracy and the development of Europe's...
Interview with Erwin Mayer, Board Member of Democracy International
29-04-2015
"The ECI definitely needs to be improved"
Erwin Mayer from Austria responds to our questions in our weekly series of interviews with the board. What is our motivation? In this series of interviews, our board members present their ideas of direct democracy and the development of Europe's democratization process. They...
La Petite France of Strasbourg, Strasbourg is set to become the capital of the new region of Alsace, Lorraine, Champagne and Ardennes, Source of Image: Wikipedia
27-04-2015
French region complains it’s denied democracy
Switzerland’s system of direct democracy is often criticised for calling people to the polls too often to vote on subjects that are too complicated, but in regional France many feel such a system is exactly what they need to make their voices heard. This reportage is the first...
Arjen Nijeboer
22-04-2015
"Direct democracy increases self-determination"
We have interviewed Arjen Nijeboer, spokesperson of Meer Democratie in the Netherlands, in his attitudes towards direct democracy. This is the fourth of our interview series with Democracy International's board members, held with Arjen Nijeboer, spokesperson of Meer Democratie...
Rafael Pineiro, Board Member of Democracy International
22-04-2015
"People have the right to be heard"
In this interview we question our board member Rafael Piñeiro, Professor for Political Science at the Catholic University of Uruguay in Montevideo, Uruguay and President of the Uruguayan Association of Political Scientists. What is our motivation? In this series of interviews,...
Popular vote in Malta 2015. Photo by Bruno Kaufmann
13-04-2015
Bird hunters win popular vote in Malta
With an extremely close result, Maltese hunters have won the referendum to ban birdhunting in springtime. On Saturday, 11 2014, the Mediterrean island nation of 450,000 people faced a dramatic voting day. For the very first time since gaining independence from Britain in 1964,...
Bruno Kaufmann
08-04-2015
"We need to establish stronger forms of people power"
What is our motivation? Our board members present their ideas of direct democracy and the development of Europe's democratization process. They also talk about the key moment that triggered their activism. This is the second interview of our series. We talked with Bruno Kaufmann...
01-04-2015
"European citizens need to come up with some smarter ideas"
In a series of interviews, we present to you the members of Democracy International's board. We start with Joe Mathews, California editor of Zócalo Public Square. What is our motivation? Our board members present their ideas of direct democracy and the development of Europe's...

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