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Electoral posters of the SVP (left) boykotted by the Initiative for More Democracy (right)
Südtiroler stimmen gegen mangelhafte Bürgerbeteiligung
Die Einwohner/innen Südtirols wünschen sich effektivere und bürgerfreundlichere Regeln für direkte Demokratie. So lautet das Ergebnis eines Referendums, das am 9. Februar 2014 in Italiens autonomer Provinz durchgeführt...
Electoral posters of the SVP (left) boykotted by the Initiative for More Democracy (right)
South Tyroleans vote against flawed citizen participation
The citizens of South Tyrol want more effective and citizen-friendly rules of direct democracy. This is the result of a referendum held yesterday in Italy’s autonomous province.
Swiss people vote. Photo: hdzimmermann, flickr
Switzerland’s system of direct democracy not perfect
On Sunday, 9 February 2014, 50,3 per cent of Swiss voters opted by referendum in favour of the citizens’ initiative “Against mass immigration”. The turnout was high at 56 per cent.
Votes must not be lost in national and European elections
In Germany’s most recent federal elections held on Sunday, 22 September 2013, almost seven million votes did not count as they were stopped by the five-percent-barring clause. For Democracy International this dramatic...
People need votes, not just voices
Ahead of International Day of Democracy on 15 September 2013, Democracy International calls upon all political leaders to commit to deeds and to enforce laws that actually realise more democracy at local level, in the...
SOS Europa – Kampagne für Mehr Demokratie in Europa vorgestellt
Alpbach, 21.08.2013: Democracy International zeigt einen Weg aus der tiefen Vertrauenskrise der EU. Hierzu hat die Organisation heute auf dem Europäischen Forum Alpbach in Österreich eine großangelegte, internationale...
SOS Europe – Campaign by Democracy International
Alpbach, Austria, 21.08.2013: the organisation Democracy International offers solutions to the European Union’s deep crisis of confidence. Today at the European Forum Alpbach in Austria, an interdisciplinary conference...
Lithuanian government should follow result of referendum against nuclear power plant
Democracy International calls upon the Lithuanian government to accept the result of the referendum of 14 October 2012, in which almost 65 per cent of voters had decided not to build a new nuclear power plant in...
Lietuvos vyriausybė turėtų laikytis referendumo prieš atominės elektrinės statybą rezultatų
Democracy International organizacija kviečia Lietuvos vyriausybę priimti sprendimą, pagrįstą 2012 m. spalio 14 d. referendumo rezultatais, kurio metu beveik 65 procentai balsuotojų nutarė nestatyti Lietuvoje naujos...
European Commission, take seriously the ECI!
Brussels, 8 May 2013: Last week the European Citizens’ Initiative ‘Water is a human right’ succeeded in gathering one million signatures from at least seven EU Member States in proportion to their size of population....


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