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European Year of Citizens 2013: Call for an EU Convention instead of non-binding debates
Brussels, 9 January 2013: One day before the official launch of the European Year of Citizens 2013 to take place in Dublin on 10 January 2013, Democracy International demands to convene an official and democratic EU...
Statement on the EU Summit - We need an EU Convention!
Democracy International – the global coalition of direct democracy and citizens‘ participation – is disappointed that EU leaders did not decide to convene an EU convention at this week’s EU summit in Brussels.
German constitutional court passes ESM and fiscal pact by sticking to Germany's budgetary competence
Strasbourg, 12 September: Germany’s top constitutional court has ruled today that the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and the fiscal compact can only be ratified with the condition that the German Parliament keeps...
Referendum in Romania is misuse of democracy
Democracy International dismisses plebiscite to be held on Sunday.
ESM and fiscal compact infringe German constitution
The German citizens’ alliance Mehr Demokratie and 15,000 citizens will lodge a complaint with Germany’s Constitutional Court tomorrow, Friday 29 June 2012, to hold a referendum on the ESM and the fiscal compact, which...
We the Citizens – Reclaim Democracy!
Together with the “Obywatele Obywatelom” Association (“Citizens for Citizens”) from Łódź we are carrying out a project called “We the Citizens” (Polish “My Obywatele”), which is co-funded by Switzerland as part of a...
Democracy International welcomes the approval of the ECI regulation
By: Carsten Berg and Armin Steuernagel Gerald Häfner, spokesperson of Democracy International: “Today the European Parliament formally approved the binding procedural rules for the European Citizens’ Initiative. With...
France: More than one million books about EU Constitution sold.
The French are well informed while deciding about the EU Constitution in a referendum today. Democracy international (di), a network promoting direct democracy, has presented updated figures about the French bestsellers...