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The European citizens’ initiative: next big thing or new false good idea ?

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One of the key innovative elements of the Lisbon Treaty was the creation of a European Citizens’ Initiative. Egmont Paper 59 evokes the main legal elements of the European Citizens’ Initiative, as well as the possible implementation problems. It endeavours to provide the electronic references of all existing procedures at the end of 2012.
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