European Commission still Refuses to Make Citizen Participation Work

January 29, 2017 News

Thank you for having supported our “Save the ECI” petition, which was finally supported by more than 40,563 European citizens. Our work for democracy in Europe needs to go on. Here you find the European Commission’s official response. In its response the European Commission unfortunately still continues to reject our urgent call for a change to Regulation 211/2011 implementing the ECI, or to include the ECI in the Commission’s Work Program 2017 in order to make citizen participation in the EU really possible and effective. Instead, it largely intends to implement minor changes relating to problems which had already been identified in our publications by the European Commission’s own staffers years ago, see f.ex here.