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EC Audiovisual Service - Video

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"The Treaty of Lisbon introduces the European Citizens' Initiative. It provides that "not less than one million citizens who are nationals of a significant number of Member States may take the initiative of inviting the Commission, within the framework of its powers, to submit any appropriate proposal on matters where citizens consider that a legal act of the Union is required for the purpose of implementing the Treaties." (Article 11.4 TEU)"

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Lobbyists plan to exploit European Citizen's Initiative

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The ECI, despite some flaws, is a huge step forward for EU citizens to influence European legislation. Well known EU Affairs consultancies Bell Pottinger and Fleischman-Hillard already plan to exploit that to help corporate interests.

Asking me - they are just doing their job. And its upon the citizens & the European Commission to jointly recognize "hijacked" ECIs.

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"ECIs and petitions, giving citizens a voice" (or two, or none...?)

"ECIs and petitions, giving citizens a voice" (or two, or none...?) | eParticipate! | Scoop.it

Speech by Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ Vice-President of the European Commission on the official launch of the ECI plus its relation to the European Petition. Obviously not an uncomplicated one, with some need for clarifications and real-life-testing.

 

Foto: European Parliament http://www.flickr.com/photos/european_parliament/6877676136/

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