The Committee on Petitions is responsible for processing petitions and for relations with the European Ombudsman.


20.10.2016 - 12:13

Removing obstacles to the freedom of movement

Freedom of movement is a fundamental right for EU citizens, that allows them to travel, live and work in other EU countries. It is one of the greatest successes of the Union to date. However, through...
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31.05.2016 - 14:48

A child's best interests must come first

A child's best interests should always come first in cross-border EU cases regarding custody, familial breakdown or other child welfare issues, according to EPP Group Members of the Committee on...
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Press Release
20.05.2015 - 14:45

EPP Group shares responsibility for disabled citizens

The EPP Group wants closer cooperation between the EU Institutions to better meet the needs of disabled Europeans. The EU has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (...
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09.11.2012 - 11:45

Citizens' right to petition the European Parliament

The right to petition the European Parliament is closely linked to European citizenship, established in the Maastricht Treaty which entered into force in 1993, therefore giving Treaty status to the...
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Press Release
13.07.2012 - 16:00

EU Citizenship Report '13: have your say, your voice counts!

Ahead of the European Year for Citizens (2013), the European Commision is running a public consultation exercise, asking us about our obstacles in exercising our rights as EU citizens, be it when...
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23.04.2012 - 11:45

Listening to citizens' concerns

Cumbersome social security procedures, problems receiving healthcare services abroad and barriers to getting qualifications recognized in another Member State are among the 20 main concerns of...