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Future EU 12-04-2013

European Citizens’ Initiative Day 2013 press conference

The European Citizens’ Initiative is struggling to gain momentum a year after being launched, bogged down by technical and bureaucratic hurdles that have prevented a single petition from meeting all the requirements, civic activists say.
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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.
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Future EU 26-01-2012

EU presents e-petition project

The European Commission is gearing up to launch an ambitious plan that seeks to make the European Union more democratic. From the 1st of April, any citizen of a member state of the EU can introduce an initiative to get his or her idea turned into EU law. To make that happen, they need one million signatures from at least seven countries. This European Citizens' Initiative enables citizens to participate more actively in Europe's democratic life. ?Brussels hopes the ECI will boost transparency and increases the quality of European democracy.