Solutions from Vienna to address Europe’s housing crisis

By |april 26th, 2019|affordable housing, European Citizens Initiative, Housing for all, Maastricht criteria, News, social housing|

Apartments in Europe are becoming more and more expensive and tensions on the market are rising. A European Citizens' Initiative is now calling for a better framework to be developed at EU level to allow  public investment in social and affordable housing to no longer be qualified as new debt. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Solutions from Vienna to address Europe’s housing crisis

By |april 26th, 2019|affordable housing, European Citizens Initiative, Housing for all, Maastricht criteria, News, social housing|

Apartments in Europe are becoming more and more expensive and tensions on the market are rising. A European Citizens' Initiative is now calling for a better framework to be developed at EU level to allow  public investment in social and affordable housing to no longer be qualified as new debt. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Brits thrown post-Brexit EU citizenship lifeline by Commission

By |julij 20th, 2018|Brexit, European Citizens Initiative, Guy Verhofstadt, Lisbon Treaty, News|

The European Commission registered a Citizens' Initiative on Wednesday (18 July) that could end up securing EU citizenship for UK citizens once Britain leaves the EU.

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EU court deals blow to anti-abortion campaigners

By |april 24th, 2018|Abortion, European Citizens Initiative, European Court of Justice, News, religious freedom, right to safe and legal abortion, sexual and reproductive rights|

The EU’s top court has dealt a blow to anti-abortion activists, ruling that the European Commission was justified in its refusal to propose a ban on EU funding for abortion services.

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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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Slovakia threatens unilateral action over food quality crisis

By |julij 19th, 2017|Czech Republic, European Citizens Initiative, Germany, News, Robert Fico, Slovakia, Věra Jourová|

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has set an ultimatum for the European Commission to take action over lower quality food products being sold in Eastern member states. EURACTIV.sk reports.

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Conflicts of interest erode trust in food safety agency

By |junij 15th, 2017|carcinogens, ECI, EFSA, European Citizens Initiative, Food safety, glyphosate, News|

Close to half of the experts at the European Food Security Agency have conflicts of interest that call into question the validity of the agency’s work, according to a new study by Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO). EURACTIV France reports.

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‘Stop TTIP’ petition is legitimate, top EU court rules

By |maj 11th, 2017|CETA, ECI, European Citizens Initiative, News, Stop TTIP|

Rejected by Brussels for its lack of a legal basis, the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) calling for an end to the EU’s free trade negotiations with the US and Canada was yesterday (10 May) vindicated by the Court of Justice of the EU. EURACTIV France reports.

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Revising the ECI: How to make it ‘fit for purpose’

By |april 20th, 2017|ECI, European Citizens Initiative, Frans Timmermans, News, participatory democracy|

Following the high hopes for the European Citizens’ Initiative as a new instrument of participatory democracy, it has proven to be ineffective, largely unknown to citizens and neither user-friendly nor cost-effective, writes Assya Kavrakova. Assya Kavrakova is the director of the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS). Five years since the European Citizens’ Initiative came into […]

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