The emergence of a European political 'single market’
We have talked to Franck Biancheri, Director of LEAP (Laboratoire Européen d'Anticipation Politique) and Honorary Chairman of Newropeans, about our appeal for a transnational electoral law. He thinks that the EU will lose influence to the what he calls "Euroland".
"The Parliament needs to be Europeanised"
A transnational voting rule has in our opinion several advantages. It has a symbolic value: owing to transnational electoral lists, the citizen is not confined to national boundaries. Instead, the voter can think and act in a more Europeanized fashion.Terry Reintke, spokeswoman...
Bruno Kaufmann: "Participation is crucial for democracy."
In our second Interview Bruno Kaufmann the president of the Initiative and Referendum Institute Europe and co-president of the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy takes a stand on our appeal More Democracy in Europe.
Andreas Bummel: ‘The more democracy, the better.’
We have talked to Andreas Bummel about our appeal More Democracy in Europe. He is advocating more democratic elements within the international system. Andreas is coordinator of the Campaign for the Establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly.
Future of Referendums in Bulgaria to be Decided in Court Case
The Supreme Administrative Court of Bulgaria is to decide soon on the outcome of a local referendum announced invalid by the election authorities late last year.
From Crisis to Direct Democracy? - The Case of Iceland
"Let the banks fail." This a a conclusion one might have looking at the development in Iceland. But does a closer look change this impression? Find the report by Carsten Berg below.
Direct Democracy in Greece
Antonios Bouchagiar and Mihalis Gousgounis have published an report on the situation in Greece.
Interview: The Tentifada Revolution
In Israel around 300.000 protesters camp in Tel Aviv. Their action was called the "Tentifada-Movement". Romm Levkowicz, a political activist speaks about his experiences. He lives now in London.
Call for Papers: Environmental Impacts of Direct Democracy
The Environmental Assessment and Planning Research Group at the Technische Universität Berlin (Germany) is organising a Symposium on the Environmental Impacts of Direct Democracy on March 21-23, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.
Electronic Direct Democracy
More then fifty people attended a workshop by Alex Zenon and Paul Nollen from Democratie.nu Belgium on the Euroean Network Academy in August. Below you find a report of the event.