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Next Meeting of the Committee on Petitions

18-12-2014 - 10:55
Committee meeting @ European Union

Monday, 22 June 2015, 15.00 - 18.30
Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 9.00 - 12.30 and 15.00 - 18.30
Room : ASP A1-G3


Meeting with First Vice-President Frans Timmermans : debate with commissioner - 5 May 2015

28-04-2015 - 12:50
First Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans meets Committee on Petitions

The Committee on Petitions met European Commission's First Vice-President Frans Timmermans  responsible for Better Regulation, Inter-institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights. The discussion focused on issues raised by the petitioners in the areas of  fundamental rights, implementation of EU law, European citizens initiative and others, as well as on further strengthening of cooperation between the European Commission and the Committee on Petitions.

Votes in the PETI Committee

28-04-2015 - 12:47
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At its meeting of 5 May 2015 the Committee on Petitions adopted the following opinions:

- Opinion on the Follow-up to the European Citizens' Initiative "Right2Water"   (rapporteur :  Margrete Auken (The Greens/EFA), lead committee - ENVI)

- Opinion on the 30th and 31st Annual reports on monitoring the application of EU Law (2012-2013)  (rapporteur - Rosa Estaràs Ferragut  (EPP), lead committee - JURI) 

Exchange of views on the petitions on child custody rights

28-04-2015 - 12:46

On 5 May Members held exchange of views on a number of petitions related to the problems the petitioners encountered with  the German Youth Welfare Department (Jugendamt). The petitions concern alleged violations of human rights by the German authorities, recognition of judgements on child custody in other Member states, operating methods of the Jugendamt institution.

Meeting with a delegation from the Bundestag (Germany): debate - 4 May 2015

28-04-2015 - 12:30

A delegation from the German Bundestag presented the activities of the Petitions Committee of the Bundestag. Members exchanged views on the petitions system in Germany and the EU,  best practices applied and German petitions on the agenda of the Committee on Petitions.

Stop Vivisection: European Citizens' Initiative public hearing

24-04-2015 - 16:43
Stop Vivisection: European Citizens' Initiative public hearing

A public hearing on the Stop Vivisection European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) will be hosted by the European Parliament in order to provide a platform for debate for Members, the general public, the ECI's supporters and experts in the field. The ECI aims to repeal the Directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes and asks the European Commission to present a new proposal that does away with animal experimentation.
The hearing is organised by the AGRI committee in association with the ENVI, ITRE and PETI committees. It will be held in Brussels on 11.05.15 from 15h00 to 18h30, in room JAN 4Q2.

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Cecilia Wikström - PETI Chair

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Petitions Committee where you will find information about the work which this committee does on behalf of the citizens and residents of the European Union.

The Petitions Committee is the bridge between the EU citizens and the EU institutions. The EU treaties guarantee all European citizens the right to write to the European Parliament on the various types of problems they encounter in their everyday lives, as long as the issues fall within the field of activity of the European Union.

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