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The rightwing AfD party has made it into the German Bundestag. What's up with democracy in Germany? Are the Germans not ready for direct democracy? And wouldn't nationwide referendums be dangerous in view of this election result? We asked the Swiss political scientist Andreas...
What is our motivation? In this series of interviews, our board members present their ideas of direct democracy and the development of Europe's democratization process. They also talk about the key moment that triggered their activism. This is the seventh interview of our series...
On 1 September 2014, activists of Mehr Demokratie and Democracy International hang up 5000 tissues with the colours of the political parties in power in North-Rhine-Westfalia, Germany's most populated state. The aim was to remind the parliamentarians of their electoral promises...
On 25 May Berlin’s citizens decided by referendum not to change the “Tempelhof Field” into an area of offices and building blocks as intended by the City Government of Berlin but to maintain the area as a green park and leisure area.
Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court ruled today that the three per cent barring clause enacted in Germany for the European elections is unconstitutional.
Interviewing Claudine Nierth, born close to Hamburg, Germany in 1967, means speaking to an extraordinary person, led by ideals and ideas that concern the bettering of our societies through the means of direct democracy. How and why did she get active, what makes Claudine Nierth...
50 per cent of Berlin’s citizens want a law that stipulates to hold referenda on the same day as general elections in the city of Berlin. Also, most Berliners (66%) do not approve the fact that the city government had chosen another date for the referendum on re-communalising...
The Social Democratic party vote to back the grand coalition of Conservatives and Social Democrats in Germany was successful. 76 per cent of party members opted in favour of the coalition deal that their top party leaders had negotiated with the Conservative Party two weeks ago...
On Tuesday, 26 November 2013, we, Democracy International’s campaign team with many protesters gathered in front of the headquarters of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in Berlin. Our aim was to demonstrate for the introduction of referendums at the national level in Germany,...
On 13 November 2013, the coalition panel of Conservatives (CDU & CSU) and Social Democrats (SPD) was to decide on a proposal to hold referendums at the national level in Germany. Up for popular vote would be policy decisions that involve transferring powers to the European...
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