Monday, 14 June 2010

The European Citizens' Initiative: Council agreement on draft regulation

As informed in a press release (via @lacomeuropeenne), the Council agreed on its version of the European Citizens' Initiative regulation today.

The main points mentioned in the press release are:
  1. The Council wants signatures from at least 1/3 of the member states.
  2. ECI organisers need to send in information about funding and support.
  3. The Commission checks admissibility after 100,000 signatures
Except for the latter point, this seems to be following the Commission proposal; what is not mentioned are the Council's ideas for the online collection system that was still controversial in April.