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1998, december




Challenges of local Direct Democracy in Albania
After the administrtive-territorial Reform
Tirana, Seminar Citizen’s Participation and Direct Democracy

Democratisation of Democracy
From the ECI to local DD; in a non-successful 3rd wave democracy
Tirana, Seminar Citizen’s Participation and Direct Democracy

How to make the EU more democratic?
AG interviewed by Cora Pfafferott,
Democraty International (Video)

How to build a new Europe -
Proposals by Andreas Gross

Ways out of the EU's crisis (Video)

The direct democracy is one of its
biggest integrative factors

Brexit, Scotland and Switzerland

Divided by opinion: what does Brexit say
about the state of democracy?

Brexit watched from Abu Dhabi and Switzerland

Clocking in on regular referendums
What effect direct democracy has on Switzerland's politics

The more you participate and learn, the more you
will see that populist arguments are often very egoistic
and do not reflect the common interests

Democracy also in the Eastern European States

Politicians should not be afraid of people’s power
Portrait of a promoter of direct democracy

The Role of Political Parties
in a Parliamentary Democracy

Parliament of Jordan

The Parliament - The Heart of Democracy
Parliament of Jordan

Direct democracy in NZ and Switzerland
Lessons for Australia. Talk in the Aussie-Radiostation RN

I don't think the referendum divided further the armenian public
Constitutional referendum in Armenia

The Experience of Direct Democracy in Switzerland
14 hypothesis. Dublin: Workshop Direct Democracy Considered

The Nobel Prize is an encouragement for Tunisia
The country faces enormous difficulties and needs our support

Tunisian elders nurture decentralisation impetus
Tunis: Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy

I miss the Russian colleagues in the Assembly
We should talk more together and less about each other.
Interview with Kommersant

13 main hypothesis, why Democracy needs more Europe
and Europe needs more Democracy

Ankara: Inst. of Strategic Studies and Europ. Research Center

Essential criteria for neutral, impartial and transparent elections
Brussels: 12th European Conference on Electoral Managment

We have not to talk a lot about Russia;
we have to speak with Russians

Interview with Colta

It’s a pity, that we have lost the Russian delegation
After CoE's January Session

Swiss Delegate to PACE Says
Expulsion of Russia Wrong Approach

After CoE's January Session

The people has to be able to express
themselves by direct democracy ...

... then you will get exactly what
the European Union misses most today (Video)

The responsible people in the EU
do not show themselves as wise

CoE/EU - Russia

Ukraine: Does Theatre of the Absurd Continue?
Commentary by Anatoliy Khlivnyi

Russia is not the only country which expresses
a lack of respect vis-à-vis the ECHR

Similar attitudes in UK and Switzerland

Also the Duma proposed things
which I could not have hoped two months ago

Interview: Russia-Ukraine-Crisis

«United Nations Reform»
COE-Rapport

«United Nations Reform»
CoE: Resolution

«Global governance must be based on democratic principles»
PACE: debate on UN's parliamentary dimension. Press release

Our own recipe for happiness,
or why the Ukrainians are against federalization

Commentary to the 7 thesis for Malaysians.
By Anatoliy Khlivnyi

The Swiss Experiences on Federalism
as a source of inspiration for Malaysians

7 thesis and questions - Presentation for the
Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI) in Kuala Lumpur

The full powers of Russia won’t be restored
at the autumn session of the PACE

Interview: Russia-Ukraine-Crisis

Design and culture determine the quality of (local) Direct Democracy
Presentation for Expertes from Armenia (ppt-Doc)

The continuation of the dialogue
Ukrainia: search for Solutions
Incl. commentary by the translator

In need of dialogue, or do we have plan B?
Ukrainia: search for Solutions

We have to stop all kind of violence from which side ever it comes
and we have to find a new reality

After the Ukrainian elections

Towards a better European democracy
A federal Europe. Dabate of the CoE-Report

Never ever elections in Ukraine the elections
were also free and fair as this time

... but the violence excluded 5 millions to participate

Towards a better European democracy
The challenges of a federal Europe. CoE-Report

Elections of the President in the Ukraine
Interview Delo, Solwenija

How citizens can stay the heart of politics
Agenda Ciudadana, 2da Annual Convencion
Participatory Democracy: Implications for Puerto Rico‘s sustainability

Why (and how) strengthening our eroding democracies
Agenda Ciudadana, 2da Annual Convencion
Participatory Democracy: Implications for Puerto Rico‘s sustainability

What Russia did is irresponsible and
breaches all the lessons we learned from the past

Debate CoE: Russia/Crimea

It is a structural problem: The instruments at our disposal are not as strong as the values we defend
Russia/Crimea: Debate CoE

Russia could have served it's interest by observing and
respecting international law and the agreements

Russia/Crimea: Interview Kommersant Daily

Russia: Bolotnaya Square Activists
Sentences for demonstrators are disproportionate

More democracy in Europe:
The European Constitution Issue

17 recollections, theses, questions, proposals, outlook for reforme

Neutral Ukraine: We must come up with such ideas
You cannot corner a country on one side when its traditions are rooted in both the old European traditions of East and West

The Resolution «Refusing Impunity for the Killers of Sergei Magnitsky» was passed by 81% of PACE delegates
Results after the Debate in the CoE

The Russian society needs to analyze the different stages
of its history of the last 25 years

Commentary on the Debate in the CoE

Mr Magnitsky was killed, and when somebody
is killed there are responsible people

Debate CoE: Russia sold out its riches and resources much too cheaply
(... and the wrong ones have to pay for this)

A key step forward in the construction of a new progressive and federalist alliance in Europe
Declaration by the socialist group in the CoE

The failures of democracy need precise and critical,
not diplomatic comments

Elections in Azerbaijan (CoE) - Ukrainian Week

Empowered citizens as the heart of autonomies,
strong democracies and good governance

Budapest. Book on territorial autonomy

Much more would be possible in Azerbaijan than this depressive and repressive society we are confronted with today
Interview - Elections an Democracy in Azerbaijan

The traps of majoritarianism
Those who represent the majority have to govern
not exclusively for those who voted for them

«The Council of Europe has
no instruments to influence Russia»

PACE reporter about the relations with Moscow

Rules should help us to overcome conflicts in a peaceful way,
and that is exactly what democracy should do

Debate CoE: Elections in Bulgaria

«After having read the rapport, they will be plaesantly surprised
how careful we had investigated these allegations»

Magnitsky-Report. Video der Pressekonferenz im ER

«An invitation to improve the living condition
of every Russian individual»

The Magnitsky-Report. Video-Interview

Refusing impunity for the killers of Sergei Magnitsky
Draft report and resolution CoE

Russian impunity:
Swiss rapporteur denounces Magnitsky ‘cover-up’

Report Coucil of Europe

I was too optimistic, because I could have thought
that it could become even worse

Situation in Azerbaijan

From mistrust to understanding and trust
Role, tasks and opportunities of parlamentarians
Building Europe without dividing lines

Empowered citizens as the heart of
good governance and a strong democracy

Conference in Sarajewo about consulation procedures

Demonstrations and protests
This is the language of the best citizens!

Blatter is rather the solution than the problem
Fifa-debate in the CoE

This recommendation was totally misinterpreted by those
who have been cheated so often in their life

CoE: Rapport on Russia

Russia: Political Affairs Commitee meeting in Helsinki
Coucil of Europe

«Ukraine needs another democratic revolution»
Confronted with the fact that politics is completely run by money,
most Ukrainians feel helpless

A litmus test of Ukraine’s commitment to democratic principles
PACE: Ukraine’s forthcoming elections

Governing with the People
The impact of Direct Democracy. Hearing, EP Brussels

The run on direct democracy
Is the Swiss model becoming another Swiss export?

Not only Russia is suffering but all Europeans
might miss a great opportunity

Daily Komersant, Moscow. Interview

Honouring of obligations and commitments
by the Russian Federation

The whole Report on Russia (including the draft resolution)

PACE reps to have several meetings in Russia ...
... to compile review of Russian commitments

A. Gross: «Invitation to Punish» Kremlin Critics
PACE Rapporteur Slams Russian Slander Bill

Democracy is a substantial promise of fair distribution of life chances
Debate CoE

Russian law to increase fines on demonstrators should be dropped
PACE-Rapporteurs concerned

Crisis of Democracy in Europe
CoE-Report

PACE monitoring rapporteurs express concern at Moscow violence
Freedom of speech

Political crisis in Europe
Direct democratic answers. Budapest

Double crisis of today's democracy
11 lessons and many more propositions

Kyiv May see Another Maidan
Interview with The Ukrainian Week

The Ukrainian juridical system is not independent and this should be addressed as a great priority
Interview with The Kommersant of Kiev

Dangerous situation in Russian society
Between two elections in Russia. CoE

Freedom of expression and assembly must be quaranteed
Arrestations after the election in Russia

Money is undermining direct democracy' in campaign financing
Talk on WRS. Der ungewollt realsatirische Beitrag stammt von Hans Fehr

Citizens’ initiative is a 'weak' democratic tool
Talk with EurActive

En Nahda is very diverse
Elections in Tunisia. Interview with Delo, Slovenia

Direct democracy as an instrument of modern democracy
Bureau FP-AP in Berne

European democracies need more direct democracy
Lleida (Catalunya - ESP). 8 facts - 8 propositions

Swiss MP Gross: «It Is Impossible to Ban a Gay Pride»
UK GayNews / GayRussia: Moscow Gay Pride is scheduled
to be held on Saturday May 28

The quaility of direct democracy
... depends on it's design (pdf)

Many countries are making savings in health prevention and
work control. That is counter-productives

Debate Coucil of Europe (Health)

Hungary: Misuse of Democracy
Debate Coucil of Europe (Hungary)

Democracy means sharing power
even with those who have lost elections

Debate CoE (Hungary, Albania, Tunisia etc.)

I am concerned by the violence some of the institutions exercise against engaged citizens
Nezavisimaya Gazeta (The Independent Daily), Moscow

Clash between individual citizen and democracy?
Tallinn - JMK/FES. Keynote speech (ppt)

Switzerland's Black Sheeps
Al Ahram. Nun ist die Schweiz das Schwarze Schaf (in english)

Direct Democracy - Reform
The making of the new constitution of Zurich
Rapperswil. IRIE-Briefing

To discuss regularly the differences is a very modern, peaceful and effective way of integrating modern communities
Talk with Delo, Lubljana

Democracy in Europe: Crisis and perspectives
Rapport. CoE Political Affairs Committee (pdf-doc)

Creating legitimacy and integrating diversity
by empowering citicens

Sarajevo. Election law design, democracy building (ppt-doc)

Many new efforts to increase the integration of Muslims
in Switzerland are already to be seen

One of the unintended effects of the minaret-ban-initiative
Grosses Al-Ahram-Interview.

The religious variety is a constitutional corner stone
for world peace and justice

The Swiss vote against Minarets. International enmeshments

Andreas Gross: «Slap in the face to everyone
who has an idea of the human rights»

The Swiss vote against Minarets. Bloomberg

The political system of Switzerland
Built and driven by the society and the sub-national societies (ppt-doc)
Bern. Training program for diplomats of Iraq

What Parties might do to build and strengthen Democracy
Kiew. Workshop "Future of Democracy"

Moscow Scores a Small Victory in Strasbourg
CoE-Report on the Georgian-Russian Conflict

How we are able to produce better propositions which
better respect the point of view of the other party

Debate on Russia

«Never was the world so in need of the UN,
but never was the UN so in need of reform»

Europarat - Council of Europe: Debatte zur Reform der UNO

Democracy and human rights insure
a good protection against terrorism

North Caucasus: The violent fundamentalist will have no future

Ensuring the integrity of Elections
Vienna: OSCE-Seminar on electoral Management bodies (ppt-doc)

Salzburg Manifesto (EU-treaty Art. 11.4)
European Citicens' Initiatives' Summit (pdf)

European transnational campaigning (EU-treaty Art. 11.4)
Zürich. EAPC Conference (ppt-doc)

Montenegro: Those with a clear conscience do not complain
Such critical opinions can be heard even in countries like Switzerland

The ruling party wouldn't have to fear fairness
Elections in Montenegro. Interview Vijesti

Further democratic development is needed
Elections in Montenegro (Rapport osce)

«Montenegro established a integration policy which is not based on ethnicity but on equal rights for every citizen»
Election in Montenegro

Direct Democracy in Europe:
A short invitation for common reflections and discussions

Hypothesis, which should help us to face
realities better and to make some strategic choices

Serbia: Transparent and efficient functioning of
democratic institutions, which citizens can trust in

An essential pre-condition for closing the monitoring procedure

The philosophy of Direct Democracy
What has been achieved so far in Europe (ppt-doc)
Bilbao. «Participation ciudadana y democracia»

Peace in Europe - The CoE and OSCE/EU
Skopje. Academy on Political Management and Diplomacy (ppt-doc)

Creation of the Canton Jura
Delemont. Federalism and representativ democracy
Speach. Representatives from Nepal (ppt-doc)

Chronicle or a predicted disaster
On the Georgian Military Highway. Will Russia march out of Europe?

Peace and stability in Europe
Brussels. PSE-Meeting (EP, OSCE, PACE) ppt-doc

E-Democracy - Only a Tool
Madrid. Workshop «Opportunities for rep. Democracy» (ppt-doc)

There is no democracy without parliament
A new leap in Serbian politics

Human Rights and Direct Democracy
Helsinki Committee. A collective learning process (ppt-doc)

Direct Democracy in Foreign Policy - Switzerland and Europe
Dunedin NZ. Foreign Policy School (ppt-doc)

Direct Democracy as opportunity for collective political learning
Timaru NZ. Institute for international affairs (ppt-doc)

We need more direct and transnational democracy
Christchurch NZ. Center for Research on Europe (ppt-doc)

Transnational Democracy as the
main challenge for European Integration

Auckland NZ. Europe Institute of the University (ppt-doc)

Turkey: Important role to bring different civilizations together
About the problems in the Gokceada and Bozcaada islands
Questions asked by a Istanbul Newspaper

Greece - Turkey: Many people in both communities feel rather alone from their states
About the problems in the Gokceada and Bozcaada islands
Questions asked by a Greek Newspaper

The State of Democracy in Europe
Specific Challenges facing European democracies (pdf-doc)

Diversity and Integration as challenges for Democracy
Skopje. Switzerland and Hannah Arendt as source of inspiration for Macedonia (ppt-doc)

Minority representation through
intensive participation in Direct Democracy

Bern. JEF & YES Seminar "Majorities for Minorities" (ppt-doc)

Observation of the Presidential Election in Serbia
Rapport for the CoE (14 pages pdf)

The quality of a referendum process depends on it's design
Lisboa. FES Seminar of Civil Society (ppt-doc)

Promoting tolerance and combating discrimination
CoE: Hearing on the legal recognition in Europe
of same-sex partnerships

Were the russian elections free an fair?
Interview with slovenian newspapers

Elections are more than just a well-administered election day
Artikel von AG in der Moscow Times

For an election to be good it takes a good process,
not just a good election day

Russian Presidential election: Statement CoE

Concerned by limited choice in Russian presidential election
Press-Release OSCE

Serbian presidential election in line with international standards
Press-Release OSCE

Trajkovski death: further enquiries needed
Information Council of Europe

Truth Commission for the Chechen Republic
CoE is expecting reconciliation to society

The freedom potencials of Direct Democracy
Lucerne. EPSA-Congress (ppt-doc)

The suspicious death of president Trajkivski
Rapport Council of Europe (pdf-doc)

Rule of law: Separation of power
Warsaw: Democratic law-making (ppt-doc)

The role of parliamentarians
The distribution of power, Strassbourg (Power-Point doc)

Strengthening Democracy
Citizen participation and ecological change, Greenland (ppt)

The design of the Referendum process
determines the quality of Referenda

Direct Democracy may help us to overcome the crises of democracy
Keynote-speech held in Riga (Power-Point doc)

Let us form the 27th canton of the Confederation!
1.-August-Rede am Green Lake in Canada BC

The way democrats should react on
Prime Ministers Erdogan’s victory

The elections in Turkey. Globe and Mail, Canada

«Oligarchs took political power»
Parliamentary elections in Armenia

Council of Europe Forum for the Future of Democracy
Observations by the Ropporteur Andreas Gross

Empowerment: The Role and Responsibility of MP’s
Keynote: 13 hypotheses by the Ropporteur Andreas Gross

Diplomacy: Turkish reaction to PACE report 'normal'
Turkish Daily News

Council of Europe Probes Death of Ex-Macedonian President
Balkan insight

Participation and representation in democratic societies
10 stimulating hypothesis as introduction to the Human Dimension Seminar of OSCE in Warsaw

PACE member to visit Skopje to seek information on the circumstances of President Trajkovski’s death
CoE - Note to editors

State of human rights and democracy in Europe
Grosser Bericht an den Europarat (pdf)

Transnational Democracy to civilisize the economy
Debate on the State-of-human-rights-and-democracy rapport (CoE)

Bulgaria and the EU
Sofia. Legitimacy deficit and Direct Democracy (ppt-doc)

«Russia underestimates the gravity of the totalitarian past»
AG in der Zeitschrift 'Caucasian Knot'

Possible New Directions in the North Caucasus
Comment by Sergei Markedonov

«Referendum in Nagorno Karabakh can not be considered legitimate»
Referendum in Aserbaidjan (Today, Az)

The potentials of Direct Democracy to democraticize Democracy
Guggisberg. Presentation for Russian experts (ppt-doc)

Lessons for the making of the European Constitution
Budapest. Forum «A More Democratic Europe» (ppt-doc)

150 years of experiences with direct democracy
Barcelona. Workshop: Direct Participative Democracy
What might be learned from the different levels in SUI (PPT-doc)

Deliberation is the soul of the direct democracy
Barcelona, Sant Sadurni. Direct Participative Democracy
The design of the process determines the quality (Power-Point-doc)

Direct Democracy in Switzerland and Oregon
Same system, same experiences, same hopes - similar problems

The Design determines the quality
Some criteria (the design of Direct Democracy)

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
as source of inspiration for a Parliamentary Dimension
of the United Nations

New York, Speech at the United Nation's General-Assembly

The role of political parties in finding democratic answers to contemporary political challenges
Moscow, Duma-CoE - Forum for Democracy-Building (PPT-doc)

Chechnya - a tragedy for Europe and Russia
How to make human rights respected in Chechnya (PPT-doc)
Vortrag in Stockholm

Human rights in the post-soviet space
Russia and the Council of Europe (PPT-doc)
Oslo, Conference "Multilateral dimension in russian foreign policy"

Deliberation is the soul of the direct democracy
Bern, Introduction for EU-Democraty-Experts (Power-Point-doc)

Deliberation is the soul of the direct democracy
Bern, for spanish democracy-refomers (Power-Point-doc)

The design of the referendum-process
Riga, General Assembly of ACEECO (Power-Point-doc)

The transnational Citizens Initiative Project CIP
Vortrag gehalten in Frankfurt/Main (Power-Point-doc)

When the process which has led to the results had been free and fair, those who did not win the elections will accept the results
Riga. Association of Central and Eastern Europe

We should not close the door
while others knock on it to ask for help

Speech for the 1st August in Pemperton BC, Canada

The Legitimation of the Parliament
Beograd. Round Table for Serbia and Montenegro (Power-Point-doc)

Conceptual considerations for entering in the crises exit
The war in Chechyna: Is a solutuon possible? (Power-Point-doc)

Montenegro vote is boost for Balkan democracy
Zur Wahlbeobachtung in Montenegro

The soul of Direct Democracy -
legitimation by communication

Presentation for democracy reformers from the NL (Power-Point-doc)

The soul of Direct Democracy -
legitimation by communication

Presentation for democracy reformers from sweden (Power-Point-doc)

The Poltentials of Direct Democracy
to democratize Democracy

Prestentaion for South-Corean NGOs (Power-Point-Doc)

The European Integration Process
as a Source of Inspiration for East-Asia

Presentation for the Underwood-Forum in Seoul (Power-Point-Doc)

Merits and limits of direct democracy
Vortrag (Power-Point-Doc)

Visions for the future role of direct democracy in the EU
The utopia of direct democracy / Vortrag (Power-Point-Doc)

Curriculum Andi Gross
In english

Opposition Leaders in Azerbaijan make appeal to Peace
Eurasia Insight

Azerbaijani opposition charges us with 'double Standards'
After parliamentary elections

Chechenya elections
Interfax

Stabilisation trough democratisation and reconciliation,
not without or even against them

The situation in Chechnya

The Chechen Resistance became
a nucleus of general struggle

Chechenpress, Chechen Radio "Freedom"

These elections were neither free nor fair
Interview: Nezavisimaya Gazeta (Independent Daily), Moscow

CoE rebukes Azerbaijan, US over poll
ISN Security watch

Chechnya: Zakayev can return if pardoned
Novosti, Moscow

The killed hope
Azerbaijan elections

Can parliamentary elections be held in Chechnya
under present circumstances?

Interview: Nezavisimaya Gazeta (Independent Daily), Moscow

Find the courage to block in a peaceful way
those who do not serve democracy building

Interview: Az-data, Azerbaijan

The Swiss European Referendum paradox
What European referendum makers may learn from the two successful Swiss referendums on European affairs

Azerbaijan - Inked fingers
Civil society - foreign NGOs for free and fair elections

Chechnya: PACE Envoy Says
Conflict Spreading In North Caucasus

Interview Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

Half a bridge
Internetforum Chechnya

Quality criteria for direct democratic procedures
Vortrag gehalten in Liechtenstein (Power-Point-Doc)

European officials warn Poland
against introducing death penalty

Associated Press

Ways to Direct Citizen Participation in the political decision making of the European Union
Vortrag gehalten in Strassbourg

The Aland Autonomy. What we may learn from it
The Aland-Process and the Caucasus / Vortrag (Power-Point-Doc)

«… in Europe the respect to the word
"revolution" has been lost»

Interview Deutsche Welle, Realnij Azerbaijan

«… if Ilham Aliyev decides to slightly stand aside from politics this will not bring anything good to your people.»
Interview Echo, Azerbaijan

The falsified elections can lead to the outbreak of violence
Interview Novoye Vremya, Azerbaijan

Chechnya on the table
Extracts from the experts' presentations, by T.Aliev

Parliamentary Government will save Chechnya
By T.Aliev

Rehabilitation of Militants and
Parliamentary Government will save Chechnya

Round Table Chechyna, by T.Aliev

Western leaders now refuse to condemn
Russia's abuses in Chechnya

Europe is risking silence to end its longest war (Guardian)

We have to rally all reasonable people in the region
Associated Press - Round Table Chechenya

Murdered: Eldar Huseynov
Interview with "The Day", AZ

Relationship Europe / Bush-Administration
Interview: US-Radiostation "Overseasvoices"

Milli Mejlis is very dependent on president's administration
Interview: "Echo", Azerbaidschan

Conversation with a democrat
Interview, "Monitor", Azerbaidschan

History, culture, practise and design
of Direct Democracy in Switzerland

A short introduction (powerpoint-document)

We should not overestimate independence
and not underestimate autonomy

Diskussion CoE zum Tschetschenien-Bericht

The petrol belongs not only to the rich
Diskussion CoE zum Azerbaidschan-Bericht

Trusting autonomy
Andreas Gross: the management of ethnic conflicts

The gain of minorities
Conference in Budapest

The nationstate is a thing of the past
Andi Gross in "Magyar Nemzet"

The European Union is backward
Berichterstattung in "Krónika"

In focus: autonomy
Conference about European minority self-governments

Implementation of Resolution 1358 (2004)
on the functioning of democratic institutions in Azerbaijan

Umfangreicher Bericht von Andi Gross an den CoE (pdf-Dokument)

The political situation in the Chechen Republic: measures to increase democratic stability in accordance with Council of Europe standards
Umfangreicher Bericht von Andi Gross an den CoE (pdf-Dokument)

The major part of society is in political agony ... -
... Andreas Gross considers - in "Zerkalo", Azerbaidschan

«My democratic concepts attract Ilham Aliyev»
Interview with "Zerkalo" ("the mirror"), Azerbaijan

«They have to understand what the people are who do not share their own point of view»
Andreas Gross in "BBC News"

Appeal for peace in Chechnya despite escalating violence
Interview concerning the actual situation

Observer fears rigged election in Chechnya
Election of a new president for Chechnya

Functioning of democratic institutions in Azerbaijan
Report and Resolution CoE

Weapons will not solve the problems in Chechnya
In the case of Chechnya autonomy is the best pragmatic solution

Scandal raises questions over political funding
More controle is needed

Autonomy and Integration
International Conference on the Future of Self-Governance

What may inspire the EU from I&R experiences in Switzerland?
Burxelles: Meeting "Options and limits of Direct Democracy in the European Integration Process"
(PowerPoint-Presentation - Explorer-Browser recomanded)

Helsinki Commission Chairman Holds Teleconference
Telekonferenz zu den Wahlen in Azerbaidschan

Positive experiences of autonomous regions as a source of inspiration for conflict resolution in Europe
Report: Political Affairs Committee (CoE)
(PDF-document - Explorer-Browser recomanded)

Swiss politician adds colour to parliamentary debates
Berichterstattung swissinfo

The potentials of Direct Democracy
AG for IRI Europe in Amsterdam
(PowerPoint-Presentation - Explorer-Browser recommanded!)

Every democracy is an ongoing process
Observations of elections are in the interest of all of us

Role of politics in a globalised world
Social responsability of politics
(PowerPoint-Presentation - Explorer-Browser recommanded!)

Andreas Gross is against sanctions towards Azerbaidjan


Unfortunately, a very bad "design" (Azerbaijan)


Reply of Andi Gross concerning the debate in the European Council (Azerbaijan)

Country Index on Citizenlaw making 2002
A Report on Design and Rating of the I & R Requirements and Practices of 32 European States (PDF-Document, 28 pages)

What Direct Democracy has to offer to the European integration process

Civil society: The concrete utopia of all of us - How we all could come closer to what we are looking for

Kuchma falls short of Ukraine majority

The swiss 'yes' to the United Nations -
An interesting case for studying the cultures of direct democracy


Swiss Right fights UN 'threat' to neutrality

Elements of the forgotten cultural conditions of democracy
15 main hypothesis and arguments


The forgotten cultural conditions of federalism and democracy



federalism and direct democracy


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