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18 May 2010 – The European Data protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued an opinion on the revision of FRONTEX’s mandate

On Monday, the European Data protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued an opinion on the European Commission’s proposal to strengthen the operational capabilities of the European Agency for cooperation at external EU borders, FRONTEX. The opinion focuses on the growing tasks of the agency as envisaged by the proposal and their consequences for data protection.

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6 May 2010 – The European citizens’ initiative

The Lisbon Treaty introduced a new form of public participation in European Union policy shaping, called the European Citizens’ Initiative. It formalizes the participatory democracy that completes representative democracy, but it does not replace it. It enables citizens who are nationals of a significant number of Member States to directly call on the European Commission to bring forward an initiative of interest to them in an area of EU competence.

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