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.
"Clima Comune" (Municipalities for the Climate) is the Italian network of mayors in favour of StopGlobalWarming.eu, the European Citizens' Initiative promoted by political activist Marco Cappato which, upon reaching 1 million signatures, will oblige the European Commission to discuss the Carbon Tax proposal, shifting the tax burden from labor to CO2 emissions, an idea validated by 27 Nobel laureates.
It's time for European citizens to better understand their political rights and connect with each other to strengthen their existing democratic rights. Both at EU, European and a local level.
Register here to take part in the conversation https://www.eumans.eu/eumans-weekly-meeting
With our discussants:
* 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.