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Parliamentary questions
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27 February 2019
E-001073-19
Question for written answer E-001073-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Nathalie Griesbeck (ALDE)

 Subject:  European statute for national and local elected officials
 Answer in writing 

EU citizens, particularly those resident in border areas, often live in one country and work in another. This is true of many national or local elected officials, who perform their political duties in their country of residence, but cross the border to work. They thus do not qualify for the status of elected official, and the facilities that go with it, in that country, and are penalised both professionally and as regards their ability to represent the people who voted for them. This state of affairs is at odds with the principles of freedom of movement and equal treatment.

Against this background, will the Commission consider drawing up a European statute for elected officials, or at least coordination arrangements which enable them to reconcile their political and professional duties more effectively, whilst taking ue account of the Member States’ powers in the area of the organisation of elections?

Original language of question: FR 
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