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  • The European Parliament is committed to foster and consolidate democracy worldwide and to make our efforts in promoting democracy more effective and consistent. It is our belief that democratic values have universal appeal and that democracy is a system of governance to which people the world...

  • Democracy can exist in different shapes and forms, but one essential part of democracy is the participation of citizens. Today, many European countries struggle to keep the electorate involved and see a decline in turnout at elections. Several countries believe that the introduction of...

  • On February 12, 2012, independent leaders and opposition parties in Venezuela, grouped in the Democratic Unity coalition (Mesa de la Unidad Democrática), held open primary elections aimed at defining who will be the single candidate to stand against incumbent president Hugo Chavez in the...

  • After the Arab Spring’s wave of political changes, media and governments are increasingly discussing the power of the Internet and the growing influence of social networks that became a powerful political tool uniting those in opposition to governments that usually fully control more...

  • On April 1, 2012 a new participatory right will be born: the European Citizens’ Initiative. From then on the citizens of the European Union will have the same right as a majority in the European Parliament and the Member States: to set the political agenda for a whole continent. It is the...

  • Irish republicans will take a step closer towards achieving some type of formal all-island structure if Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness can produce a strong showing in the October 27 Presidential election in the South of Ireland.
    Normally a low key poll for the seven-year Presidential term,...