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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.

 
 
 
Ask EP – You asked, we answered

What was your EU topic of the year? In all probability we dealt with it. Check out the Ask EP review of 2014.

 
 
Summer time

Citizens recurrently turn to the Parliament with comments on summer time. Some citizens are in favour of this arrangement since they look forward to enjoying all sorts of evening leisure activities because of the natural light available. Others call on the Parliament to abolish summer-time arrangements since they do not see any advantages.

 
 
Welfare in Europe: Access and safeguards as regards to social assistance and benefits

The EU provisions regarding access to social assistance and social security benefits are recurrently discussed in some Member States and at the EU level.

 
 
The Schengen Area and the EU’s visa policy

Travelling in Europe’s border-free Schengen area without a visa is one of the most concrete results for citizens, especially for young and mobile citizens. It is important for connecting people but it also requires trust that Member States properly secure their external borders and implement required measures.

 
 
EU’s opposition to the death penalty

Citizens write to the European Parliament to express their concerns about the death penalty still being applied in countries around the world. Some enquire about the position of the Parliament on the death penalty; others call on the EU to intervene in individual cases.

 
 
 
 
EP answers

View all EP answers on our blog.

 
 
 
Further information:

Citizens' Enquiries (Ask EP) is part of the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) and you can stay connected with us on our social media platforms:

 
 
 

Other services

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Find a Member of the European Parliament
 
 
Information about the right of petition
 
 
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Visiting the European Parliament
 
 
Traineeships in the European Parliament
 
 
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