(16 May 2017) – The Commission has today decided on the partial registration of a European Citizens’ Initiative on tackling wage and economic inequality, concerning legal acts within its competences.
The European Commission has today decided to make a partial registration of a European Citizens’ Initiative, entitled ‘Let us reduce the wage and economic differences that tear the EU apart’, which invites the Commission to propose “Legal acts that clearly demonstrate the EU’s intention to eliminate wage inequalities between Member States and which – to achieve this objective – allow for a more efficient cohesion of these states”.
The formal registration of this Initiative on 22 May 2017 will start a one-year process of collection of signatures of support by its organisers. The Commission’s decision to register the Initiative concerns only the legal admissibility of the proposal.
Should the Initiative receive one million statements of support within one year, from at least seven different Member States, the Commission will have to react within three months. The Commission can decide either to follow the request or not, and in both instances would be required to explain its reasoning.