Feature – Citizens’ initiative – giving people a greater say in EU legislation
Citizens finally gained the ability to request EU legislation on the issues that matter to them on 1 April thanks to the launch of the European citizens’ initiative. It enables people to call directly on the Commission to propose new laws provided they collect one million signatures from at least seven member states and it is within the EU’s competence. As it has been more than six months since the scheme was first launched, we take a look at how the first initiatives are doing.
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