Article – Citizens’ Initiative: Europeans embrace the chance to set the EU’s agenda
Europeans gained a new opportunity to influence the EU's agenda when the European Citizens' Initiative came into force on 1 April. Ten initiatives have been registered so far, with the initiators hoping to get the one million signatures necessary for them to call on the European Commission to make a legislative proposal. Among the issues included are youth exchange programmes, better access to water and the phasing out of animal testing.
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