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European Commission historically pronounces its support for a European Convention to reform the EU Treaties
On 14 September 2022, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivered her third State of the Union address, which comes at a crossroads between the war in Ukraine and its many consequences and four months...
EU Leaders Must Deliver on EU Reform at European Council Meeting This Week
EU leaders gather for a European Council summit on Thursday and Friday tihs week, where they will decide whether or not to formally begin a process of EU reform. Citizens and civil society ...
European Parliament historically votes to trigger Article 48 and convene a EU Convention to amend the EU Treaties
In a monumental week for the European Union, the European Parliament yesterday voted to accept and welcome the ...
Ambitious final proposals adopted as the Conference on the Future of Europe concludes
Ambitious and comprehensive proposals for the future of Europe were adopted as the historic Conference on the Future of Europe concluded its year-long work on April 30 in Strasbourg, which include measures to reform the...
Taking stock: Ten years of the European Citizens' Initiative - More citizens’ influence in the EU?
The European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) turns ten years old this month, remaining, to this day, the world’s only transnational democratic instrument. Since April 1st, 2012, EU citizens have requested 111 initiatives to...
Conference on the Future of Europe needs to be accountable and transparent, say 46 Plenary members and 83 CSOs
In an ...
Lawmakers from over 40 countries call for inclusive and democratic UN
In a statement published on Wednesday, 26 January 2022, over 120 sitting parliamentarians from more than 40 countries and six continents call on the United Nations and its member governments to strengthen the world...
German Climate Assembly: to reach the 1.5° target we need citizens
The coming legislative period will be crucial to set the course in the fight against the climate crisis. The work of the German Climate Assembly demonstrates that to reach the 1.5° target, it is vital to involve...
New German government strengthens European democracy in participation-bolstering package of proposals
Democracy International strongly welcomes the new push for democracy-strengthening proposals in the coalition agreement of the new German government. The new government consisting of the Social Democrats (SPD), the...
Palermo Climate Declaration - Citizens from across Europe democratically call on COP26 to take urgent (re)action
On Saturday the 23rd of October, 2021, citizens from across Europe gathered in Palermo, Italy, to finalise the Palermo Transnational Declaration Against the Climate Catastrophe. Their call for COP26 to take urgent...