EP hearing on End Ecocide petition

While the one million signatures target hasn’t been achieved yet, which means the petition couldn’t be handed as an ECI, the 182,000 citizens behind the campaign have gathered enough leverage to have the European Parliament convene a hearing.

It took place last Thursday 26th February (right after another hearing on a revision of the ECI workings). This makes the End Ecocide ECI the first which didn’t collect one million signatures but still discussed in the European Parliament. The historic hearing is another step in the right direction for the End Ecocide campaign, which European Greens in London will continue to support and work on!

See the full video of the hearing here

End Ecocide EP Hearing

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In support of a better ECI

European Greens in London have long supported tools that build direct democracy, particularly if they promote transnational democracy. That’s why we’ve always been excited and promotional of the European Citizens Initiative (ECI). However, after the attempt of the ‘Stop TTIP’ coalition, of which we are active part, to make use of this instrument, we became disillusioned with the various obstacles, and final decline, of the European Commission to approve the collection of signatures around an issue as fundamental to European Union politics as it is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agrement.

For this reason today we are behind the movement that demands a better ECI: one that has put together a series of recommendations based on learning from the first two years of existence of this initiative. 

Discussions today at the European Parliament can be followed here or through the hashtag . See you in the twitter sphere!

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