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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 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.

EP answers: a citizen-tailored service
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Citizens from all over Europe write to the European Parliament to express their opinion on how the Parliament and the EU should (or should not) act. Many of these messages are treated by a service called the Citizens' Enquiries Unit, or in short: Ask EP.

Tackling Europe’s migration pressure
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Citizens writing to the European Parliament expressed grief about the fate of migrants who risk their lives to reach Europe, voiced their support for action to be taken in order to prevent further loss of lives, and urged the EU to tackle the growing migration pressure on EU Member States.

TTIP: EP recommendations for an EU-US trade deal
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The negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) continue to be of major concern to many citizens. In its recommendations to European Commission TTIP negotiators the European Parliament has mapped out its red lines.

Working and retiring abroad: overview on pension rights within the EU
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Citizens recurrently turn to the Parliament requesting information on the EU rules concerning the accumulation of pension rights when having worked in several Member States.

EU development aid
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Nearly a billion people around the world live in extreme poverty. Many more face hunger and disease or have no access to healthcare or education. Citizens recurrently turn to the Parliament inquiring about the EU’s role in supporting development in the world.

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