Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Top 5 Finnish Citizen Initiatives Aim To Deregulate

Finnish state recently launched a system for Citizen Initiatives. If 50000 Finnish citizens - about 1% of the electoriate - sign a Citizen Initiative, then the legislative parliament is obliged to process the initiative.

What kind of initiatives gather most support? Below are the top 6 initiatives. In general, citizens want the state to do less - only the sixth initiative asks the state to do more.

  • 1. Equal Marriage - Allow gay marriage by deregulating the sex of the marriage partners.
  • 2. More Sensible Copyright Law - Most items in the proposal deregulate or decrease punishments.
  • 3. Allow Possession And Use Of Cannabis - Deregulate cannabis
  • 4. Limit Large Animal Population - Lighter regulation for shooting wolves, bears etc. which walk near human population
  • 5. Vote about EU exit - Lighter regulation from EU
  • 6. Guaranteed Basic Income

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