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Procedure : 2006/0132(COD)
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PV 12/01/2009 - 14
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PV 13/01/2009 - 6.10
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Tuesday, 13 January 2009 - Strasbourg OJ edition

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- Report: Genowefa Grabowska (A6-0475/2008 )

  Bairbre de Brún and Mary Lou McDonald (GUE/NGL ), in writing . − We support any and all efforts to empower citizens, communities and civil society organisations with regard to political decision-making processes, including the EU.

However, we do not believe that the Lisbon Treaty provides any real advance in this field. Furthermore we believe that for the proposed Citizens Initiative to be meaningful, the Commission should be under a legally binding obligation to produce a White Paper outlining a response to the proposal, or the Treaty basis for not taking action.

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