The One of Us campaign has appealed to the EU Court after its petition - backed by a record 2 million EU citizens – was vetoed by the European Commission in May.
The petition, calling for an end to European funding of research that destroys human embryos, became the largest petition in European history and easily met the minimum EU criteria of 1 million signatures to allow it to be considered by the Commission. However, the Commission rejected the petition by utilising its veto, something it had never before done with a petition of such magnitude.
The Court will now consider the One of Us appeal and may decide to annul the Commission decision to veto, should it agree with the appellant.
Let us hope the European Court sticks to the principle of democracy, a principle it has relied on for so many years as the bedrock of its constitution and the bedrock of the constitution of each of its members. If it doesn’t then democracy in Europe is dead.
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