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15-04-2014
On Tuesday, 15 April the Dutch Senate approved the Consultative Referendum Law. From the end of 2014 onwards, 300,000 Dutch citizens can trigger national non-binding referendums on laws and treaties (including EU treaties and international trade agreements like TTIP) after these...
Electoral posters of the SVP (left) boykotted by the Initiative for More Democracy (right)
10-02-2014
The citizens of South Tyrol want more effective and citizen-friendly rules of direct democracy. This is the result of a referendum held yesterday in Italy’s autonomous province.
The Aquila Rapax, often spotted in Malta. Photo: Frank Vincentz, Wikimedia
24-01-2014
In the small island-state of Malta, member state of the European Union since 2005, shooting birds in spring is legal – and highly contested by Malta’s 400.000 inhabitants. Right now a coalition of environmentalists collected enough signatures to hold a referendum on spring...
The campaign poster of the citizens' intiative in Berlin
08-01-2014
50 per cent of Berlin’s citizens want a law that stipulates to hold referenda on the same day as general elections in the city of Berlin. Also, most Berliners (66%) do not approve the fact that the city government had chosen another date for the referendum on re-communalising...
30-12-2013
We hope the new year has started well for you. We wish you all the best for 2014!
Nude protest in Berlin. Photo by R. Neugebauer
28-11-2013
On Tuesday, 26 November 2013, we, Democracy International’s campaign team with many protesters gathered in front of the headquarters of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in Berlin. Our aim was to demonstrate for the introduction of referendums at the national level in Germany,...
The Binnenhof, seat of the Dutch Senate and Parliament (Photo: Wikipedia)
14-11-2013
The introduction of the referendum at national level is not only a hot topic in Germany these days, strongly being campaigned for by democracy activists. The Netherlands, Germany’s neighbouring country in the North West, is awaiting huge democracy reforms also. In the upcoming...
13-11-2013
On 13 November 2013, the coalition panel of Conservatives (CDU & CSU) and Social Democrats (SPD) was to decide on a proposal to hold referendums at the national level in Germany. Up for popular vote would be policy decisions that involve transferring powers to the European...
20-09-2013
A citizens’ initiative against private water supply in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia was stopped on 5th September this year when the municipal council rejected a referendum calling for ceasing the city’s concession agreement with the private company “Sofia Water”, which is under...
20-08-2013
On 18 August 2013 Michael von der Lohe, Director of the organisation Omnibus and activists from all over Germany started a walk of 675 kilometres to cross Germany from East to West. The aim is to reach the capital of Berlin on 27 September 2013, the day the federal elections...

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