C1: We recommend that the European Parliament should have the right to initiate legislation.
This is the first item in section C, "A Clearer Political Framework"
*Why this recommendation?
Today, the European Parliament can propose that the Commission prepares a legislative initiative on a certain matter, but the Commission can refuse to do so.
It follows, however, from the principle of democratic participation that if citizens can convince their MEPs, and if individual MEPs can convince a Parliament majority that a certain matter should be legislated about, the Commission should not have the right to refuse.
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This is one out of "20 Recommendations For More Democracy in Europe", prepared by seven conferences in seven EU countries - Denmark, Latvia, The Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Bulgaria and The Netherlands, in that order. The final document was prepared by representatives of all 7 conferences at The International House Sonnenberg in the Harz Mountains, Germany.
The My!Europe project will present one recommendation every day until Christmas, with a final overview on Dec 24.
To read the full text go to www.myeurope.today/important-pages-2
We think that these recommendations for change are extremely important for the future of Europe. What do you think? Your opinion counts.