On 19 February, the Commission decided to grant an additional three-month extension for the registered European Citizens’ Initiatives due to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The extension concerns initiatives, which are currently collecting statements of support.
A first six-month extension was already granted in July 2020 and the second three-month extension in December 2020. European Citizens’ Initiatives are one of the unique tools through which European citizens can directly influence the future of the EU and call for new laws. The text of the Commission Decision is available online and more information available on the European Citizens’ Initiatives website.