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Parliamentary questions
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10 February 2016
Question for written answer E-001205-16
to the Commission
Rule 130
Lefteris Christoforou (PPE)

 Subject:  Sign language
 Answer in writing 

Several of our fellow human beings are unable to follow the work of the EU, and especially of the European Parliament and of the European Commission, due to physical inability and hearing impairment.

I believe that, at least the main and important issues of the European Parliament and the EU, for which there is also television coverage, should also be presented in sign language. I stress that many countries have undertaken to broadcast important issues in the national media in sign language.

In particular, the EU has a duty to ensure equal access to information and rights for all European citizens, and in this case a large group of European citizens is excluded.

In view of the above, could the Commission please state:
What is it doing to meet this need?
Does it or does it not recognise the right to information for all citizens?
Original language of question: EL 
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