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A parody of a proper citizens' initiative

In his article on Spain's referendum in EUobserver Mr Bruno Kaufman states: "At the same time, millions of Spanish voters said 'Si' to the new basic law of the Union, because of the introduction of the first transnational citizens' initiative, which gives one million people across the continent the right to propose a new European Law."

Mr Kaufman, whom I understand is a supporter of the proposed EU Constitution, is incorrect in saying that it gives a million citizens "the right to propo...

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Lisbeth founded EUobserver in 2000 and is responsible to the Board for effective strategic leadership, planning and performance. After graduating from the Danish School of Media and Journalism, she worked as a journalist, analyst, and editor for Danish media.

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Lisbeth founded EUobserver in 2000 and is responsible to the Board for effective strategic leadership, planning and performance. After graduating from the Danish School of Media and Journalism, she worked as a journalist, analyst, and editor for Danish media.

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