Finland set up an e-petition platform that enables citizens to propose legislation

Submitted by: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs

Open Ministry is a civil society e-petition platform that enables citizens to propose legislation to Finland’s Parliament. Any proposal that receives over 50,000 signatures is automatically considered by the Parliament. Issues that have thus far received more than 50,000 signatures and have come up parliamentary consideration include banning farming of animals for their furs, issues regarding copyright regulation, allowing for same-sex marriages, and making Swedish language non-mandatory for Finnish students.

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