If you’re interested in things like European Citizens’ Initiatives (like the Parliamentary e-petitions but for the EU), how to complain about EU activity, and how to access European documents, the EU Citizen’s House initiative is for you. Set up by a civil society network based in Brussels, it’s a new site that gives you direct action to lots of citizen-action information.

It’s not perfect, but a good start. My main complaint at this stage of development is that it’s rather Eurojargony – “initiate action” rather than “do something” is a typical example, and I’m not interested in the legal basis of particular actions, just what I can actually do.

Such quibbles aside, it’s much easier than getting information out of Europa.eu. Although mining diamonds with a plastic fork is also easier than getting information out of Europa.eu.

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