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European Citizens’ Initiatives: Commission welcomes swift adoption of temporary measures to address impact of #COVID-19 on Citizens’ Initiatives

European Citizens’ Initiatives: Commission welcomes swift adoption of temporary measures to address impact of #COVID-19 on Citizens’ Initiatives

| July 16, 2020

Following the proposal by the Commission of 20 May, the European Parliament and Council formally adopted on 14 July an agreement on temporary measures to allow for the extension of certain time limits which apply to the European Citizens’ Initiatives (ECI).  These temporary measures come in response to the difficulties in public campaigning and the […]

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#EndTheCageAge – NGOs, MEPs and EU citizens unite to celebrate success of the European Citizens Initiative #ECI

#EndTheCageAge – NGOs, MEPs and EU citizens unite to celebrate success of the European Citizens Initiative #ECI

| October 8, 2019

Today (8 October) NGOs, MEPs and EU citizens came together in Brussels – the heart of the EU – to celebrate the end of a historic European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) and send a strong and clear message to the EU Commission and the Council of the EU. Compassion in World Farming and representatives of other […]

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#EuropeanCitizensInitiatives – Commission registers three new initiatives, and finds one inadmissible

#EuropeanCitizensInitiatives – Commission registers three new initiatives, and finds one inadmissible

| September 5, 2019

The European Commission has decided to register three new European citizens’ initiatives: ‘Stop corruption in Europe at its root, by cutting off funds to countries with inefficient judiciary after deadline’, ‘Actions on Climate Emergency’ and ‘Save bees and farmers! Towards a bee-friendly agriculture for a healthy environment.’ The Commission also decided not to register a […]

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#EuropeanCitizensInitiative – Commission registers three new initiatives and determines one as inadmissible

#EuropeanCitizensInitiative – Commission registers three new initiatives and determines one as inadmissible

| July 4, 2019

The European Commission has decided to register three new European citizens’ initiatives: ‘A price for carbon to fight climate change’, ‘Grow scientific progress: crops matter!’, and ‘Let’s put an end to the era of plastic in Europe’. The Commission also determined that it cannot register a proposed European citizens’ initiative entitled ‘EU law, minority rights and […]

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#EuropeanCitizensInitiative – Commission registers ‘Respect for the rule of law’ initiative

#EuropeanCitizensInitiative – Commission registers ‘Respect for the rule of law’ initiative

| April 5, 2019

The European Commission has decided to register a European Citizens’ Initiative entitled ‘Respect for the rule of law within the European Union’. The aim of the initiative is to create “an objective and impartial evaluation mechanism to verify the application of the European Union’s values by all the member states”. More specifically, the organizers call […]

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Parliament makes it easier to organize a #EuropeanCitizensInitiative

Parliament makes it easier to organize a #EuropeanCitizensInitiative

| March 14, 2019

The European Parliament adopted on Tuesday (12 March) new rules for the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), by 535 votes in favour, 90 against and 41 abstentions. The updated mechanism intends to enable as many citizens as possible to launch and support new initiatives and to strengthen participatory democracy. A stronger voice in the EU National […]

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#EuropeanCitizensInitiative – Commission declares as inadmissible request for EU referendum on the United Kingdom remaining or leaving

#EuropeanCitizensInitiative – Commission declares as inadmissible request for EU referendum on the United Kingdom remaining or leaving

| November 30, 2018

The European Commission has decided not to register a European Citizens’ Initiative entitled ‘EU wide referendum whether the European Citizens want the United Kingdom to remain or to leave!’. The Commission found that that the conditions for registration of this initiative were not met as the matter falls outside of the EU’s field of competence. […]

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