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The European Citizens’ Initiative is five years old – and it has been no step forward for EU democracy

Weisskircher, Manès (2017) The European Citizens’ Initiative is five years old – and it has been no step forward for EU democracy. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (07 Apr 2017). Website.

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Abstract

Despite the high hopes of its proponents, the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) has not alleviated the “democratic deficit” of the European Union, writes Manès Weisskircher. He highlights that even the three campaigns that managed to collect the required one million signatures could not reach their political goals, with the European Commission deciding against further legislative action. He argues that despite the need to improve the ECI, prospects of substantial reform remain modest at best.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2017 08:11
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2020 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72880

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