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EU Elections 2019 14-05-2019

Macron’s party presents election programme in Berlin

Two weeks before the European elections, Emmanuel Macron’s  La Republique en Marche (LREM) party published its election programme and is now attempting to mobilise pro-European voters, including those in Berlin. EURACTIV German reports.
Future EU 12-10-2017

EU grandees map trail for restoring citizens’ trust ahead of 2019 elections

Against the backdrop of yet another EU political crisis, this time with Catalonia seeking independence, opinion makers and decision makers in Brussels have tried to sketch a plan for rebutting populist pressures and restore trust in the European Union
EU Elections 2014 06-09-2013

Europeans want a say on the next Commission president: Poll

European citizens are more inclined to vote if they are given the chance to choose who will be the next president of the European Commission, according to a survey released today (6 September).
Euro & Finance 08-11-2012

Back to basics in the EU

EU citizens feel insecure and that their voices aren't reaching the ears of their political leaders despite sometimes violent demonstrations. Desperation is growing in several EU countries, says Gilbert Fayl.
Energy 16-10-2012

Power to the people: The community-based energy transition in Europe

Generating all energy from renewable sources is no longer a pipe dream in Europe. From Denmark to Austria, we can see examples of a successful energy transition. Germany is clearly seen as the front-runner and an important driver - especially due to its nuclear phase-out. But the energy transition is not only “made in Germany” but also “made in Europe”, says Anna Leidreiter.
Public Affairs 15-06-2012

IT problems hinder first EU citizen’s petitions

The first six European Citizens’ Initiatives (ECIs) in EU history have launched campaigns and are collecting signatures, but it’s at the moment impossible to support an ECI online due to what one group calls "severe" problems.
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Future EU 29-03-2012

EU, from April 1, will allow citizens to propose laws

It is not an April Fool's joke. It is finally happening. After years of talks, the EU will launch on the 1st of April the European Citizens initiative. The programme will enable people to propose new laws. Citizens will need to collect one million signatures from at least 7 different member states.
Public Affairs 16-09-2010

Reding calls for wider use of citizens’ consultations

EU policymakers must consult citizens more often, but consultations must reflect the specific needs of the EU institutions to justify the cost of holding them, European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding told a Brussels audience on Tuesday (14 September). 
Public Affairs 30-03-2010

EU to kick off citizens’ initiative with tougher rules

A conspicuous amount of personal data will be required and specific conditions adhered to before citizens can propose legislation under the citizens' initiative introduced by the Lisbon Treaty, according to a new regulation seen by EURACTIV, set to be presented by the European Commission tomorrow (31 March).

Communicating Europe begins at home, says Reding

The EU's commissioner for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship, Viviane Reding, reassured her staff that the European Commission will remain in the driving seat in communicating Europe but not without citizens, sources told EURACTIV after an in-house presentation on Friday (12 February).

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