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Topics and links − May 2014

Topics and links − May 2014Update: This post is available in most EU languages – please see at the bottom of this post.

What’s coming next after the European elections? What is Parliament’s position on the developments in Ukraine?

Answers to these questions or other citizens’ concerns can be found by consulting our selection of links below.

The following topics are based on questions and comments from citizens writing to the European Parliament.

European elections 2014

The European elections were by far the dominating topic of the month. Before the elections, citizens requested information on how to vote, especially from abroad, on candidates and parties, on Members’ work and on Parliament’s functioning. After the elections, citizens were interested in the election results; others were complaining about the holding of the elections in their respective host countries.

European elections 2014The following links will guide you to the relevant information:

Results of the 2014 European elections

Elections 2014 – New Parliament

Factsheet on the EP electoral procedures

EP answer: European elections

Any questions on this issue or another EP-related concern? Please use our web form. You write, we answer.

 Elections and tensions in Ukraine

Ongoing tensions in eastern Ukraine, the separatist referendums in Donetsk and Luhansk, and the Ukrainian presidential elections on 25 May 2014 triggered citizens to turn to the Parliament with their opinions and questions about the EU’s policy towards Ukraine. Many of them expressed concerns about the transitional government of Ukraine and wished for a peaceful resolution to the crisis in the country.

The following links will guide you to the relevant information:

President Schulz congratulates Ukraine and its leader-elect (26-05-2014)

Ukraine: MEPs call for EU sanctions against Russian energy firms (17-04-2014)

Top story: Ukraine – What lies ahead (13-03-2014)

Statement of the EU Heads of State or Government on Ukraine (27-05-2014)

EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

Any questions on this issue or another EP-related concern? Please use our web form. You write, we answer.

 Secessions within the EU?

Citizens continue to write to the European Parliament concerning the hypothetical secessions within the European Union. Some expressed in particular their support of the referendum in Catalonia, while others requested information on the consequences of independence. Moreover, many of them asked for the recognition of Catalan language in the European Union.

The following links will guide you to the relevant information:

Answer of the European Commission to a parliamentary question on the hypothetical separation of one part of a Member State (20-11-13)

The Catalan language at the European Parliament

European Parliament Information Office in Barcelona

Any questions on this issue or another EP-related concern? Please use our web form. You write, we answer.

Stray dogs in Romania

The situation of stray dogs in Romania has become a recurrent topic for citizens for several months. Citizens turned to the EP expressing their worries about the measures adopted for the mass euthanasia of these animals and asking for the intervention of the European Union in resolving the situation.

Stray dogs in Romania

© marinv / Fotolia

The following links will guide you to the relevant information:

Article 13 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

European Parliament resolution on the establishment of an EU legal framework for the protection of pets and stray animals (04-07-2012)

EP’s intergroup on the welfare and conservation of animals

Conference on the welfare of dogs and cats in the European Union (28-10-2013)

Any questions on this issue or another EP-related concern? Please use our web form. You write, we answer.
Other language versions in all official languages available in PDF format
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