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Future EU 04-07-2013

Duff: Polarisation will boost turnout in European elections

Ahead of a vote in Parliament today (4 July) on a resolution aimed at giving political parties the same rulebook for the European elections in May 2014, liberal rapporteur Andrew Duff told EURACTIV that campaigns should offer a greater European dimension.
Future EU 30-11-2011

Gross: Citizens’ initiative is a ‘weak’ democratic tool

The European citizens' initiative, one of the main innovations of the Lisbon Treaty to engage the citizens of Europe, is too weak to bridge the democratic gap as it preserves the the legislative monopoly of the European Commission, Switzerland’s leading expert on direct democracy said in an interview with EURACTIV.