Fidest – Agenzia giornalistica/press agency

Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 32 n° 259

Improved text on ECI extensions unanimously passes committee test

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 7 luglio 2020

The draft legislation that retroactively extends time limits to collect, verify and examine European Citizens’ Initiatives affected by COVID-19, will now be put to the vote in the plenary.
Following the European Parliament’s adoption of improvements on the original Commission proposal, negotiators from the three EU institutions reached an informal agreement on 25 June, largely based on Parliament’s position. Parliament’s proposed improvements focused on allowing the temporary measures to be extended upon approval by only a quarter of EU countries if the situation remains difficult in September. ECI organisers will now also be able to participate remotely in hearings or meetings.The amended text was adopted unanimously, with 28 MEPs voting in favour. All speakers who took the floor commended the speed and efficiency of the negotiations and highlighted the importance of safeguarding participatory democracy in the EU, with many drawing links between ECIs and the upcoming Conference on the Future of Europe.
The new rules will become legally binding through votes in Parliament’s plenary and in the Council. Parliament aims for the process to be finalised by July. These temporary measures, once adopted, will stay in force until the end of 2022.


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