As this European Citizens' Initiative fulfills the formal conditions, the Commission considers it legally admissible
The European Commission decided to register a European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) entitled ‘European Day of “Whatever it Takes”'.
In reference to the statement made by the former President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, on 26 July 2012, the Initiative calls for the institutionalisation of the European Day of “Whatever it Takes” as a ‘symbolic act of pan Europeanism'. The organisers aim to mark a chapter of EU's functional resiliency and core capabilities for institutions, nations and societies to drive progress while sailing times of multiple-crisis management.
As this European Citizens' Initiative fulfills the formal conditions, the Commission considers it legally admissible. The Commission has not analysed the substance of the proposal at this stage.
Following today's registration, the organisers have six months to open the signature collection. If a European Citizens' Initiative receives one million statements of support within one year, from at least seven different Member States, the Commission will have to react. The Commission could decide to take the request forward or not, and will be required to explain its reasoning.