From 2012, EU citizens will be able to ask the Commission to propose legislation once a million signatures have been collected in at least seven member states. The number of signatories required from each country depends on the size of the population and varies from 3 750 to 74 250.
János Martonyi, Hungarian Foreign Minister
and President of the General Affairs Council, and
Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament,
after the signing in Strasbourg
© András Kovács, Hungarian Presidency