Members

 

Members

Erminia MAZZONI Chair Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Italy Nuovo Centrodestra
 
Chrysoula PALIADELI Vice-Chair Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament Greece Panhellenic Socialist Movement
 
Willy MEYER Vice-Chair Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left Spain Izquierda Unida
 
Carlos José ITURGAIZ ANGULO Vice-Chair Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Spain Partido Popular
 
Elena BĂSESCU Vice-Chair Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Romania Partidul Democrat-Liberal
 
Sonia ALFANO Member Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Italy Italia dei Valori - Lista Di Pietro
 
Marta ANDREASEN Member European Conservatives and Reformists Group United Kingdom -
 
Margrete AUKEN Member Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance Denmark Socialistisk Folkeparti
 
Heinz K. BECKER Member Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Austria Österreichische Volkspartei
 
Victor BOŞTINARU Member Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament Romania Partidul Social Democrat
 
 
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Welcome to the web pages of the Committee on Petitions where you can find information about the work and activities of the committee which I have presided since 2009.
 
The right to petition, contained in the Treaty on European Union, is a fundamental right inextricably linked to its citizenship. It is an important and often effective way for people to be directly involved in the Parliament's activity and to have their concerns, proposals or complaints specifically addressed by the Committee members.
 
The Committee often responds to petitions from EU citizens by working to resolve possible infringements of citizens' rights under the Treaty and by cooperating with national, regional and local authorities on issues related to the application of European laws on such subjects as the environment, social affairs, freedom of movement and so on.
 
It is an investigative committee, not a legislative one, and it tries to ensure non-judicial remedies are possible for citizens when their claims are substantiated. It can organise fact-finding visits and report to plenary.
 
It thus plays a vital role in reconnecting with European citizens and in reinforcing the democratic legitimacy and accountability of the EU decision-making process.
 
Erminia Mazzoni