Citizens’ Enquiries (Ask EP) 

If you want to find out more about the activities, powers and organisation of the European Parliament, you can contact the Citizens' Enquiries Unit (Ask EP) using the form accessible below.

You ask, we answer

You can find a selection of recent topics of particular concern to citizens writing to the European Parliament and our respective answers.

  • Citizens' enquiries to the European Parliament in 2018 

    Every day, citizens from all across the EU and the wider world address the European Parliament to request information, express opinions or suggest ideas on an extensive range of topics. The Citizens' Enquiries Unit (Ask EP) provides answers to citizens on the issues they raise. In 2018, citizens put more than 30 000 questions, suggestions and comments to the European Parliament or its President.

  • European elections: common rules and national provisions 

    Citizens are asking for information on what are the main common rules and national provisions for electing Members of the European Parliament.  The procedures for electing Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are governed both by European Union (EU) legislation, which define certain rules common to all Member States, and by provisions specific to each Member State.

  • What measures is the European Parliament taking to combat terrorism? 

    Many citizens have written to the European Parliament expressing their unity in the face of acts of terrorism. They also ask the EU institutions to adopt measures to combat and prevent these crimes.

  • New rules on copyright in the digital single market 

    Technological advances and the growth of the digital market have given rise to an ever-growing number of questions from the public concerning the new proposals to modernise EU copyright rules. To answer these concerns, we ask what steps the EU takes in considering the proposal for a directive on copyright in the digital single market on copyright in the digital single market at EU level?

  • What changes are planned to end the seasonal clock changes? 

    The seasonal clock changes in the EU is a frequent topic of citizens’ enquiries sent to the European Parliament. Whereas some citizens call on the institution to abolish the current summer and winter-time arrangements, others are in favour of keeping them.

  • Should you wish to have the full text in your official EU language, write to the Citizens' Enquiries Unit (Ask EP) using this form .