Time for ordinary and extraordinary measures for participatory democracy in the European Union - Letter to Commissioner Jourova by the promoters of European Citizens Initiatives

On the 19th of February 2021 the promoters of European Citizens Initiatives received the communication of the third extensions of the terms for the collection of signatures on the official participatory democracy instrument provided by the European Treaties. However, this measure doesn't solve the biggest challenge for citizens committees of citizens: the lack of information in the European public sphere about this instrument and the right of political participation of European citizens. 

Climate: 1 milion signatures on by April 22, Earth Day

* First 50,000 signatures collected
* January deadline extended due to covid 19
* Cappato “Together with the pandemic, it is the challenge of our time”

The European Commission has approved the extension until 22 April (World Earth Day) of the deadline for the collection of one million signatures on the ECI (European Citizens' Initiative) “StopGlobalWarming:eu”, which calls for minimum European taxation on all CO2 emissions by reducing taxes on labour.

Eu-China deal. Citizens must know, MEPs must act

The Eu China Comprehensive Agreement was not the right context to talk about human rights and democracy - we were told by supporters of the deal. Though, just a couple of days after the deal was reached, more than 50 activists, journalists, scholars, scientists, lawyers fighting for preserving Hong Kong from China dictatorship - among them the young democratic leader Joshua Wong - were jailed. The suspect is that if Europe agreed with China not to talk about Human Rights during trading talks, China might have understood it could keep going on with the “final solution” to freedom aspirations in the former British colony.
Macron "Sécurité Globale" undermines the Rule of Law SImona Bonfante Wed, 12/23/2020 - 17:22
Eda Nano, for the French association La Quadrature du Net, talks about the “Sécurité Globale” Law, and what’s at stake for ordinary citizens, should the Law be approved.