(27) The European Parliament, as the institution in which the citizens are directly represented at Union level, should be entitled to assess the support for a valid initiative after its submission and following a public hearing on it. The European Parliament should be also able to assess the actions taken by the Commission in response to the initiative and outlined in a communication.

0 - Preamble (clauses 1-40)

Regulation on the European citizens’ initiative(pdf).
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