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Creation of a societal pact

Current policies on the market, social protection and sustainable development are grossly imbalanced and suffer from a total lack of coherence. The European Parliament should thus take initiatives in the future to allow for a convention to be set up. The objective of this convention would be to draw up, in a participatory manner, a… » read more

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The European Parliament’s right of legislative initiative should be strengthened. It should also have the power of ratifying, on behalf of European citizens, any European Union treaty or treaty affecting the EU before it comes into force. Moreover, the European Parliament should be granted the power of deciding to hold EU-wide consultative referenda, after having… » read more

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The European Parliament should be granted the competence to organise EU-wide consultative referenda on European matters. Such referenda could function on the basis of an absolute majority of votes cast or a double majority system (such as provided for in the Treaty of Lisbon for voting in Council).

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