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Topics and links − June 2014

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The outcome of the European elections in May was by far the hottest topic in June which prompted citizens to write to the European Parliament. Other citizens’ concerns included the trade agreement EU-US and the human rights situation in some non-EU countries.

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

Towards a new European Parliament

European elections 2014After the elections, citizens requested inter alia the final turn-out in the elections compared with other years or the ensuing results per party and per country. On a more political level, citizens commented on the outcome of the elections. Some asked about what lies ahead for the new Parliament, showing particular interest in the election procedure regarding the President of the European Commission.

The following links will guide you to the relevant information:

Results of the 2014 European elections

Towards a new Parliament

EPRS: Rules on political groups and non-attached Members (30-06-2014)

Factsheet on the EP electoral procedures

List of MEPs

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

TTIP: Concerns on investor protection

The negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US continue to worry citizens. Citizens call on the Parliament to preserve European standards and express particular worries about the investor-state dispute settlement scheme.

The following links will guide you to the relevant information

EP answer: EU-US trade agreement (TTIP / TAFTA) (23-01-2014)

EPRS: Impact of a potential EU-US FTA (TTIP) on consumer protection and food safety (25-03-2014)

European Commission’s special website on TTIP

Commission’s press release on the public online consultation on investor protection in TTIP (27-03-2014)

Online public consultation on investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in TTIP

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

Human rights

Ask EP - Topics and linksCitizens continue to express their concerns and viewpoints on human rights issues in several third countries. They enquire about the Parliament’s position and ask for action to be taken.

The following links will guide you to the relevant information:

European Parliament’s human rights fact sheet (04/2014)

EP Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy 2012 (11-12-2013)

Subcommittee on Human Rights of the European Parliament

EEAS (External Action): The EU and human rights

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

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