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1. A similar or even identical petition may have already been submitted by a fellow European. Therefore, it may be a good idea to go first to Show petitions and search for petitions on similar topics. Instead of submitting a new petition on an existing subject, you may consider supporting petitions that are available for support on the portal.

2. The Committee on Petitions receives numerous petitions each year. Processing these petitions may take a considerable amount of time. Therefore, if your problem requires urgent attention, please consider carefully which would be the body that could help you immediately or which would be the competent authority near you (local, regional, national).

3. It is important to keep in mind that the European Parliament cannot overturn decisions taken by the competent authorities of Member States. The European Parliament is not a judicial body and is not empowered to carry out legal investigations, hand down judgments or overturn judgments of Member State courts of law.

4. The Committee on Petitions does not offer legal/ financial advice or assistance, consider requests for employment, accredit procedures, evaluate scientific theories or provide other personal services.

5. Requests for information are not dealt with by the Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament (please contact AskEP), nor are general comments on EU policy. The Committee on Petitions does not provide legal opinions.

6. Petitions written illegibly, lacking clarity, containing vulgar language and/ or hate speech cannot be processed.

7. For more information on the petition process and for technical assistance, please read carefully the FAQ section of the Petitions Portal.

8. Petitioners wishing to appeal a decision on their petition should send an e-mail to instead of submitting a new petition.