Members

 

Members

Cecilia WIKSTRÖM Chair Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Sweden Folkpartiet liberalerna
 
Rosa ESTARÀS FERRAGUT Vice-Chair Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Spain Partido Popular
 
Roberta METSOLA Vice-Chair Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Malta Partit Nazzjonalista
 
Marlene MIZZI Vice-Chair Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament Malta Partit Laburista
 
Pál CSÁKY Vice-Chair Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Slovakia Strana mad'arskej komunity- Magyar Közösség Pártja
 
Tim AKER Member Europe of freedom and direct democracy Group United Kingdom United Kingdom Independence Party
 
Marina ALBIOL GUZMÁN Member Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left Spain Izquierda Unida
 
Margrete AUKEN Member Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance Denmark Socialistisk Folkeparti
 
Beatriz BECERRA BASTERRECHEA Member Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Spain Unión, Progreso y Democracia
 
Heinz K. BECKER Member Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Austria Österreichische Volkspartei
 
 
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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