Slovakia did not hesitate to start its national EU convention

By |april 10th, 2018|citizen conventions, democratic conventions, Emmanuel Macron, future of EU, News, Slovakia|

We have to value EU membership and avoid behaviour that undermines its success, writes Slovakia's European affairs chief, Ivan Korčok.

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How to turn citizens’ consultations into a success

By |marec 2nd, 2018|citizen consultations, citizen conventions, civil society, EESC, Emmanuel Macron, European Citizens Initiative, News|

Four conditions should be met if we want to make citizens' consultations a success and avoid turning the greatly anticipated initiative launched by France's President Emmanuel Macron and backed by 26 countries into a boomerang, which would irremediably...

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Mr. Macron, here’s how not to spoil your historic heart-to-heart with EU citizens

By |februar 19th, 2018|citizen conventions, democratic deficit, Emmanuel Macron, European Citizens Initiative, News|

French President Emmanuel Macron has convinced (most of) his fellow Heads of State and government to do the unimaginable: ask Europeans what they want for the future of the Union. But the way governments are planning to go about this will lead to more ...

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Expert: The EU political agenda must be set by ordinary citizens

By |januar 3rd, 2018|citizen conventions, citizenship, democratic deficit, e-democracy, ECI, Emmanuel Macron, eu citizenship, News, parliamentary democracy, participatory democracy|

Arguing for an alternative vision of European cooperation, political scientist Richard Youngs told EURACTIV that an EU rethink must include new voices and involve a fully participative process of consultation, in line with what French President Emmanue...

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Commission met religious leaders on 100th anniversary of Bolshevik revolution

By |november 8th, 2017|anti-Semitism, atheism, citizen conventions, Communism, Emmanuel Macron, EU enlargement, hate crime, hate speech, Islamophobia, multiculturalism, News, religions, secularism, social media|

The European Commission’s regular meeting with religious leaders on Tuesday (7 November) coincided with the 100th anniversary of the October Bolshevik revolution, probably the single event that left the greatest mark on the 20th Century, and one of whose major crimes was the crackdown on religion.

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