Fundamental rights, social issues and the environment top EU citizens' petitions

Fundamental rights, social issues and the environment top EU citizens’ petitions

Protecting citizens against discrimination, defending their rights to property and free movement and safeguarding the environment are key concerns for the EP Petitions Committee, according to its 2012 activity report, approved on Tuesday.

Any European Union citizen or resident may, individually or in association with others, submit a petition to the European Parliament on a subject which comes within the European Union’s fields of activity and which affects them directly.

In 2012, the European Parliament received 1,985 petitions, mostly from German, Spanish, Italian, Romanian and British citizens.

 

The next Committee on Petitions (PETI) meeting will take place in Brussels on 17 October 2013, from 9h00 to 12h30 and from 15h00 to 18h30 CET.

 

Both sessions will be webstreamed live [ http://www.europarl.europa.eu/ep-live/en/schedule ]here.