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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.

Fight against terrorism
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Following the terrorist attacks in Paris in January and November 2015, citizens wrote to the European Parliament expressing their deepest rejection of these acts of terrorism. Citizens also asked the EU institutions to adopt new measures to combat and prevent these crimes.

New context for the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data
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The directive on the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime (EU PNR directive) is back on the EU agenda. Citizens writing to the European Parliament expressed their concerns about the PNR’s potential impact on fundamental rights and data protection.

Mass surveillance of EU citizens
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Citizens recurrently turn to the European Parliament in order to request more protection against mass surveillance and to safeguard their fundamental rights.

EU measures to promote youth employment
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Citizens recurrently turn to the Parliament with comments on youth unemployment in Europe, and request for more actions to help young people to find a job.

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.

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