ECI is being finalized

It is already more than three years ago that Citizens of Europe joined the group of organisations from all over the continent who promote the idea of a European Citizens Initiative. Meanwhile, a lot has been achieved: The ECI was included in the Lisbon Treaty. Afterwards, the European Commission started a so-called Greenbook-process as an invitation to everybody concerned to contribute opinions and answer a set of questions. Several organisations have done so. On 22 February, a public hearing will take place. Afterwards, the Commission will present a set of rules for the European Citizens’ Initiative’s procedure – and Parliament and Council will decide on it. For more information on current developments have a look at www.citizens-initiative.eu.

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