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Next meeting of the Committee on petitions

31-07-2015 - 14:04
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Presentation of the study on adoption without consent: committee debate - 14.07.2015

16-07-2015 - 10:56
Cover page of the study for the petitions committee on adoption without consent

On the basis of petitions submitted on adoption without parental consent in England and Wales, the study commissioned by the Committee examines the law and practice in England and Wales, in comparison to other jurisdictions within the EU. It details the procedures followed by the English courts in relation to child protection proceedings involving a child who has a connection to another EU Member State, and gives recommendations for cooperation between the Member States in future proceedings.

The situation in the Mediterranean & the need for a holistic EU approach to migration

16-07-2015 - 10:54

At its meeting of 14 July 2015 the Committee held exchange of views on the opinion to the strategic report of the LIBE Committee on The situation in the Mediterranean and the need for a holistic EU approach to migration (Rapporteur: Marlene Mizzi, S-D). The opinion highlights concerns of the citizens regarding the unprecedented crisis in the Mediterranean and proposes recommendations on the EU migration policy, prevention of loss of lives at sea, protection of refugees and asylum seekers.

Abolition of the summer-winter time arrangements in the EU:committee debate -14.07

16-07-2015 - 10:53
Alarm clock representing summer winter time change

The Committee on Petitions received numerous petitions asking for the abolition of the summer-winter time arrangements in the EU. The petitioners claim that such arrangements have negative impact on health and do not ensure sufficient energy saving advantages. The Committee exchanged views on these petitions on 14 July 2015.

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Luxembourg Presidency priorities discussed by EP committees

INTA DEVE AFET BUDG CONT ECON JURI CULT AFCO LIBE PETI FEMM DROI TAXE SEDE ENVI EMPL IMCO ITRE REGI TRAN PECH AGRI 17-07-2015 - 11:20

The priorities of Luxembourg EU Council Presidency will be outlined to the various parliamentary committees by Luxembourg ministers in a series of meetings to be held during this week. (Read more)

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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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