European Citizens’ Initiative: The Commission grants extensions to citizens’ initiatives due to the COVID-19 pandemic
On 17th December 2020. the Commission decided to grant extension until 1 February 2021 for the 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 set of six months extension was already granted in July. Listening to citizens’ views helps shaping EU policies on matters affecting their daily lives. European Citizens’ Initiative is 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.