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Parliamentary questions
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5 January 2020
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 138
Maria Grapini
 Subject: Making the European Citizens’ Initiative more effective

The European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) is a right enshrined in the Treaty on European Union (TEU). Once at least one million signatures have been obtained in support of their initiative, Member State citizens may call on the Commission directly to table a proposal accordingly, with a view to the adoption of EU legislation considered necessary for implementation of the Treaties in the area concerned, thereby enhancing active public participation the EU democratic processes.

In order to achieve this more successfully, strengthen participatory democracy and ensure that every citizen is included, the European Citizens’ Initiative should accordingly be made a more efficacious EU instrument.

In view of this, what measures will the Commission take to make European citizens’ initiatives more effective with a view to increasing the relatively low number obtaining one million signatures and enhancing the limited impact thereof?

Original language of question: RO
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