EU citizens want more competences for the EU to deal with crises like COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a new survey commissioned by the European Parliament, a majority (58 %) state they have experienced financial difficulties since the start of the crisis. Conducted at the end of April 2020, nearly seven out of ten respondents (69%) want a stronger role for […]

New Eurobarometer Survey: Protecting the environment and climate is important for over 90% of European citizens

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. According to a new Eurobarometer survey, 94% of citizens in all EU Member States say that protecting the environment is important to them. In addition, 91% of citizens stated that climate change is a serious problem in the EU. European legislation is necessary to […]

Parliament makes it easier to organise a European Citizens’ Initiative

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs update Citizens’ Initiative rules to increase chances of requests being successfully tabled. The European Parliament adopted on Tuesday new rules for the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), by 535 votes in favour, 90 against and 41 abstentions. The updated mechanism intends to enable as […]

A Europe that delivers: EU citizens expect more EU level action in future

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Recent Eurobarometer data confirms that, rather than a declining faith in the EU to deliver, EU citizens expect the EU to do more to address their main concerns. Since 2016 the European Parliament has been measuring citizens’ perceptions and expectations of action taken by […]

European Citizens’ Initiative: Commission registers ‘End the Cage Age’ initiative

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The College of Commissioners has today decided to register a European Citizens’ Initiative entitled ‘End the Cage Age’. The stated objectives of the proposed Citizens’ Initiative are to end “inhumane treatment of farm animals” kept in cages. The organisers are asking the Commission to […]