The European citizens’ initiative didn’t work out - in the future, let’s let the EP decide!Excerpt: The essence of the European citizens’ initiative is to request the European Commission to propose legislative proposals in cases where the EU has the competence to enact legislation. A citizens’ initiative has to be supported by at least 1 million EU citizens from at least 7 of the 28 Member States. The minimum number of signatures has to be collected in each of the 7 Member States.
EN Criticism of the European Citizens Initiative
The inadequacy of the current European Union is increasingly evident, as the recent story of the tragic vaccine supply mess has also shown. The need to reform it on a new moral, political, social and economic basis is increasingly pressing.
On 9 January 2020, a number of leading personalities in the European Parliament, including Guy Verhofstadt, Manfred Weber, Iratxe García Pérez, Ska Keller, and Helmut Scholz, in representation of the liberal, Christian democratic, socialist, green, and left-wing groups, submitted a motion for a resolution to the European Parliament recommending a conference on the future of Europe.