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!