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Outcome of the informal meeting of EU-27 leaders on 9 May 2019 in Sibiu

Just two weeks before the European elections, EU-27 Heads of State or Government met on 9 May 2019 in the Romanian city of Sibiu, to discuss the Union’s common future. They adopted the Sibiu Declaration, recalling the achievements and values of the European Union. Continue reading

Assessing the Leaders’ Agenda

The Leaders’ Agenda, adopted by the EU Heads of State or Government on 20 October 2017, was designed both as a contribution to the realisation of the objectives set out in the ‘future of Europe’ debate and as a concrete work programme for the European Council up to June 2019. Continue reading

Outcome of the meetings of EU Heads of State or Government, 13-14 December 2018

The meetings of EU Heads of State or Government that took place on 13-14 December 2018 dealt with a more extensive agenda than originally planned. Continue reading

EU citizens living in EU outermost regions [What Europe does for you]

If you live in one of the European islands and territories far from the continent, the EU provides special assistance to your region. Continue reading

The global state of democracy as seen by citizens

On 7 March 2018, the EPRS Members’ Research Service organised a roundtable on the global state of democracy as seen by citizens. The main questions addressed were: do citizens still trust democratic forms of governance? Are they still committed to the model, and can such commitment be boosted? What factors drive public preference for representative democracy over non-democratic options? These are vital questions to answer if there is to be a future for democracy in Europe and in the world. Continue reading

Revising the European Citizens’ Initiative [EU Legislation in Progress] [Policy Podcast]

The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) enables European citizens to invite the Commission to table a proposal for a legal act. Continue reading

What is Europe doing for its citizens? European Parliament Open Days 2017

Written by Etienne Bassot, Has the European Union made a difference to your life? If you are an EU citizen, the answer is certainly ‘yes’. The European Union is constantly working to improve the lives of European citizens. More than 500 million people in the EU Member States see their work, study, leisure and family … Continue reading

How can citizens influence the direction of European science?

Written by Philip Boucher, Recent years have seen strengthened links between science and policy. We often hear about the role of scientific evidence in policy-making, but policy also has a substantial influence on the way that science develops. Scientific research is not only about advancing knowledge, but also about responding to the most important opportunities … Continue reading

Trending: topics catching citizens’ attention in 2016

Every day, citizens from all over Europe and the rest of the world turn to the European Parliament to request information, express opinions or suggest solutions on a wide range of topics. Ask EP provides an overview of the main issues raised by the citizens who wrote to the European Parliament during the first six … Continue reading

European citizens’ initiative

Citizens recurrently turn to the European Parliament in order to find out how to actively participate in the legislative process. The European citizens’ initiative (ECI), launched in April 2012, is a big step in bringing citizens closer to Europe, allowing them to participate in the democratic process. The European citizens’ initiative enables 1 million EU … Continue reading

How the EU budget is spent: Rights, Equality and Citizenship

Written by Gianluca Sgueo, With a financial envelope of nearly €440 million for the period 2014-2020, four main financing actions and nine specific objectives, the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (RECP) is a European Union (EU) funding programme aiming to protect equality and the rights of persons, as enshrined in the Treaty on the Functioning of … Continue reading

Video clips on mass surveillance and citizen rights

Written by Peter Ide-Kostic and Guillermo Garrido-Lestache Everything you need to know about your IT protection explained in two short videos: – Video 1: Risks, Opportunities and Mitigation Strategies – Video 2: Technology foresight, options for longer term security and privacy improvements After the accusations by Edward Snowden in 2013 concerning the illicit use of … Continue reading

Disenfranchisement of EU citizens resident abroad – Situation in national and European elections in EU Member States

Written by Eva-Maria Poptcheva Updated on 30 June 2015 The right to vote is a fundamental one and of utmost importance for the democratic legitimacy of any public power. Six EU Member States deprive their nationals permanently resident abroad of the right to vote in national parliamentary elections. They also deprive such citizens residing in … Continue reading

Une Union de droits

2013, Année européenne des citoyens sera officiellement close à Vilnius les 12 et 13 décembre prochains. Cette année a permis de sensibiliser l’ensemble des citoyens européens à leurs droits et leurs devoirs. L’intégration européenne, assise à l’origine sur le marché commun, a évolué pour s’appuyer aujourd’hui sur la citoyenneté de l’UE, créant ainsi une véritable Union de … Continue reading

Does online surveillance violate fundamental rights of EU citizens?

In the wake of revelations of large-scale electronic surveillance by the American National Security Agency (NSA), concern has been growing about European participation in surveillance of EU citizens. According to studies conducted by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), EU intelligence services often cooperate with the NSA and conduct their own legally questionable surveillance. On 4 July … Continue reading

Bilan de l’initiative citoyenne européenne

Premier instrument de démocratie participative transnationale au monde, l’initiative citoyenne européenne (ICE) a été introduite par le Traité de Lisbonne afin de permettre aux citoyens de l’Union européenne (UE) d’intervenir plus activement dans la vie démocratique de celle-ci. Les modalités de la mise en œuvre de l’ICE ont été fixées en février 2011 par le … Continue reading

Sharing EP Library analytical work

In recent years Members of the European Parliament have requested more and more analytical information from the Library of the European Parliament. These information products are published on the EP intranet. Why? Because we primarily support the work of Members and the EP community (EP and political group staff). Since the development of a New … Continue reading

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