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Next Meeting of the Committee on Petitions

18-12-2014 - 10:55
CRIM meeting

Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 9.00 - 12.30 and 15.00 - 18.30
Room : ASP A5-G3


Public Hearing on the Right to Petition: 23.06.2015

17-06-2015 - 16:21
Poster for the Right to Petition Hearing - a group of men in different colours holding signboards with petition label.

The Committee on Petitions held a Hearing on the Right to Petition on 23 June 2015 between 9.00 -12.30, room ASP A 3 G 3.

PETI Members, the general public and experts in the field discussed the existing petition process, cooperation with National and European authorities and possible future  actions.

The Hearing was divided into two panels:
1. The Right to Petition as a Fundamental Right  -- the panel  addressed the right to petition in the EU,including the recent jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice;
2. Impact of the  Committee on Petitions on European law and policy making - including e-Participation and e-democracy.

Votes in the PETI Committee

17-06-2015 - 16:21
TRAN vote

At its meeting of 23 June 2015 the Committee voted on the following items:

Opinion on the "European Citizens' Initiative" (rapporteur -Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea (ALDE), lead committee -  AFCO)

Presentation of the Annual Report 2014 by Ms. Emily O'Reilly, the European Ombudsman: 23.06.2015

17-06-2015 - 16:21
The European Ombudsman -- Ms. Emily O´Reilly

The Committee on Petitions is responsible for relations with the European Ombudsman. The European Ombudsman investigates complaints about maladministration in the institutions and bodies of the European Union. On 23 June 2015 PETI members exchanged views with Ms Emily O'Reilly, the European Ombudsman, on her Annual Report 2014.

Delegation from the Petitions Committee of the National Assembly of Wales

17-06-2015 - 16:21

On 23 June 2015 a delegation from the National Assembly of Wales visited the PETI Committee, participated in the hearing on the Right to Petition in the morning and followed the proceedings of PETI in the afternoon.

River Basin Management Plan for Spain: committee debate 22.06.2015

17-06-2015 - 16:20
river cargo vessel

The Committee discussed with the European Commission and petitioners implementation of the Water Framework Directive River Basin Management Plan for Spain and provided evaluation of the petitions submitted to the PETI Committee on this issue.

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23-06-2015 - 15:06
PETI Meeting
23-06-2015 - 09:10
PETI Meeting

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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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