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Editorial

European Citizens’ Initiative: a keystone of democracy at risk

European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is a keystone of participative democracy, but the shortfalls in its implementation and in its follow up, can waste its potential insisted Danuta Hübner and György Schöpflin during today’s hearing on the European Citizens’ Initiative. The meeting made it possible to look at these issues in depth and will formulate the ideas by which future developments will be guided.

I am afraid that we have not yet quite absorbed this new reality in which citizens are co-equal to the EP and the Council with respect to requesting the Commission to initiate a legislative proposal which…

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February 26, 2015