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The Citizens' Enquiries Unit provides information on the activities, powers and organisation of the European Parliament. You ask, we answer.
Ask EP has written 133 posts for European Parliamentary Research Service Blog

Citizens’ enquiries on the waiving of immunity three Members of the European Parliament

The European Parliament has recently received a large number of messages related to the request from Spanish authorities to waive the immunity of three Members of the European Parliament: Carles Puigdemont i Casamajó (Non-attached, Spain), Antoni Comín i Oliveres (Non-attached, Spain) and Clara Ponsatí Obiols (Non-attached, Spain). Continue reading

Citizens’ enquiries on ratification of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment

The President of the European Parliament has recently received a large number of messages on the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI). Citizens first began to write to the President on this subject in March 2021. Continue reading

What is the EU doing to combat cybercrime?

Citizens turn to the European Parliament to ask what the EU is doing to combat cybercrime. Over recent years, cybercrime has been a growing threat to the EU: it is estimated to have increased fivefold from 2013 to 2017. Continue reading

What is the European Union (EU) doing to combat corruption in EU countries?

Citizens recurrently turn to the European Parliament to comment on various cases of alleged corruption. Furthermore, they request information on how to lodge a complaint and to ask the EU to act in the fight against corruption. Continue reading

Ask EP 2020 – You asked, we answered!

People from across the EU and elsewhere in the world turn to the European Parliament and its President, David Maria Sassoli, to request information, call for action to be taken, express their opinions or suggest ideas on a wide range of topics. Continue reading

Citizens’ enquiries on the rule of law and EU funding

The President of the European Parliament has recently received a large number of messages urging the Parliament to take a strong stand in favour of the mechanism making the allocation of European Union (EU) funds conditional on the respect of the rule of law. Continue reading

What measures is the European Parliament taking to tackle vaccine hesitancy in Europe?

Vaccine hesitancy refers to delays in the acceptance or refusal of vaccines despite the availability of vaccination services. Continue reading

What is the European Parliament’s position on artificial intelligence?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a technology that combines machine-learning techniques, robotics and automated decision-making systems. It is central to the digital transformation of society and it has become a priority for the European Union (EU). Continue reading

Citizens’ enquiries on the ECB consultation procedure for the implementation of a digital euro

The President of the European Parliament has recently received a large number of messages calling on the Parliament to intervene and prevent a public consultation on the possible introduction of a digital euro by the European Central Bank. Continue reading

Citizens’ enquiries on the EP position on armed hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan

The President of the European Parliament has recently received a large number of messages calling on the Parliament to condemn the hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Continue reading

Citizens’ enquiries on the rule of law in Spain

The President of the European Parliament has recently received a large number of messages on the current situation of the rule of law in Spain. Continue reading

What measures has the European Union taken on seasonal clock changes?

The European Union (EU) first unified summer-time arrangements in 1980, to ensure a harmonised approach to time switching within the single market. Continue reading

Citizens’ enquiries on the situation in the Moria refugee camp in Greece and on the EU’s asylum and migration policy

The President of the European Parliament has recently received a large number of messages from citizens calling upon the EU to evacuate all refugees and asylum seekers from the hotspots on the Aegean islands to safe locations with humane living conditions. Continue reading

What is the European Union doing to protect air passenger rights?

The European Union (EU) has legislation in place to protect our rights when travelling by plane. The European Parliament has advocated a higher level of protection for many years, and in the context of the Covid‑19 pandemic, the European Commission has taken steps to ensure air passengers’ rights remain protected. Continue reading

Citizens’ enquiries on the conversion of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque

As early as 2019, the European Parliament opposed plans to convert Hagia Sophia into a mosque. Furthermore, the European Parliament has repeatedly called for accession negotiations with Turkey to be suspended as a result of other matters related in particular to the situation of democracy and the rule of law in Turkey. Continue reading

European Parliament position on the Conference on the Future of Europe

Members of the European Parliament from the Constitutional Affairs Committee have warned that the Covid‑19 crisis has made the need for reform more crucial than ever. Continue reading

Citizens’ enquiries on the composition of the European Parliament, following Court of Justice ruling on case C-502/19

The President of the European Parliament has recently received a large number of messages following the judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union in case C-502/19, Junqueras Vies, of 19 December 2019. Continue reading

Citizens’ enquiries on the use of animals in scientific research

The President of the European Parliament has recently received a large number of messages calling on the Parliament to introduce a Europe-wide moratorium on the use of animals in scientific research. Continue reading

Citizens’ enquiries on the situation of the Kurdish population in north east Syria – Rojava

The President of the European Parliament has recently received a large number of messages on the situation of the Kurdish population in north east Syria, following a Turkish military operation in this region in October 2019. Continue reading

Citizens’ enquiries on self-employed workers on e-commerce websites during the coronavirus pandemic

The President of the European Parliament has recently received a large number of messages on the situation of micro-enterprises and the self-employed, in particular on e-commerce websites, in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading

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