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EU to launch 'direct democracy' petitions service
With the new system, which is expected to come in from January 2020, launching an initiative and collecting signatures will be done via the free central online register - reducing the paperwork campaigns will have to deal with themselves.
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Don Brussels says this puts the European citizenry on a par with the European Parliament and European Council, who also only have the power to ask the Commission to initiate EU legislation. The Commission is under no obligation to actually legislate in response to a petition, but must examine the issue raised.

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Initiative organizers have a year to collect
From low trust in institutions to the rise of 'critical citizenship'?
[4] "political participation"
WeEuropeans.eu "Citizen Agenda"

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by Cat on Tue Apr 9th, 2019 at 03:31:30 PM EST
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