The European Commission has today replied to the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) ‘One of Us’. After having met with the organisers of the initiative and studied their request, the Commission has decided not to submit a legislative proposal, given that Member States and the European Parliament have only recently discussed and decided EU policy in this regard. The ‘One of Us’ initiative had asked the EU to end the financing of activities which presuppose the destruction of human embryos, in particular in the areas of research, development aid and public health. The organisers of the initiative had collected more than the requisite one million signatures from at least seven EU Member States after registering their proposal.
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