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Impact of noise pollution on residents of large cities, with special regard to noise pollution from aircrafts

30-09-2020

This study, provided by the Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the Committee on Petitions, aims to provide a clear and simple overview to the non-expert reader, on the Impact of aircrafts noise pollution on residents of large cities, as well as to give recommendations addressed to the most relevant actors. Noise is one of the most important problems linked to aviation. It can lead to health issues, as well as to negative social and economic effects ...

This study, provided by the Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the Committee on Petitions, aims to provide a clear and simple overview to the non-expert reader, on the Impact of aircrafts noise pollution on residents of large cities, as well as to give recommendations addressed to the most relevant actors. Noise is one of the most important problems linked to aviation. It can lead to health issues, as well as to negative social and economic effects. Examples of health issues produced by aviation are sleep disturbance, community annoyance, cardiovascular disease, and mental health problems.

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Ted ELLIFF, Michele CREMASCI, Violaine HUCK - ENVISA, Paris

Obstacles to participation in local and European elections, inside the E.U.

15-09-2020

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the PETI Committee, addresses some major issues of obstacles to elections in general and of obstacles to participation inside the EU more specifically. This is done by focusing on Member States and examples with regard to municipal elections, and European elections, but also in general on de-facto access to the exercise of the right to vote. Various recommendations ...

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the PETI Committee, addresses some major issues of obstacles to elections in general and of obstacles to participation inside the EU more specifically. This is done by focusing on Member States and examples with regard to municipal elections, and European elections, but also in general on de-facto access to the exercise of the right to vote. Various recommendations are formulated.

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Aalt Willem HERINGA, Professor of Comparative Constitutional and Administrative Law, Maastricht University, NL; Hoai-Thu NGUYEN, Policy Fellow for EU Institutions and Democracy, Jacques Delors Centre, Berlin, DE."

The Post-2020 European Disability Strategy

15-07-2020

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the PETI Committee, analyses the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 and makes recommendations regarding the new European Disability Strategy. The study reflects on the design and implementation of the current Strategy, as well as its achievements and shortcomings. The study makes recommendations in respect of the post-2020 European Disability Strategy. Those ...

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the PETI Committee, analyses the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 and makes recommendations regarding the new European Disability Strategy. The study reflects on the design and implementation of the current Strategy, as well as its achievements and shortcomings. The study makes recommendations in respect of the post-2020 European Disability Strategy. Those recommendations are addressed to the European Parliament, the European Commission and other EU institutions, Member States and key stakeholders, and relate to the groundwork needed to prepare the new Strategy, and the design, content and mechanisms for implementation and enforcement.

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Lisa WADDINGTON, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University (NLs) Andrea BRODERICK, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University (NLs)

Fact-finding visit to Bulgaria

05-02-2020

The PETI Committee decided to organise a fact-finding visit to Bulgaria as a result of a relatively large number of petitions it has received from Bulgarian citizens on the Bulgarian Code of Civil Procedure (CCP). Petitioners allege breaches of consumer rights, corruption, the role of bailiffs, violation of the right to a fair trial, and breaches of Directive 93/13/EEC on unfair terms in consumer contracts. The aim of the visit is to hear the petitioners and to investigate and discuss the subject ...

The PETI Committee decided to organise a fact-finding visit to Bulgaria as a result of a relatively large number of petitions it has received from Bulgarian citizens on the Bulgarian Code of Civil Procedure (CCP). Petitioners allege breaches of consumer rights, corruption, the role of bailiffs, violation of the right to a fair trial, and breaches of Directive 93/13/EEC on unfair terms in consumer contracts. The aim of the visit is to hear the petitioners and to investigate and discuss the subject matter of the petitions with the Bulgarian authorities.

EU Agencies and Conflicts of Interests

23-01-2020

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the Committee on Petitions, takes stock and assesses the existing rules and policies on conflicts of interests in EU agencies and examines whether, and/or how, scrutiny can be improved and whether there is a need to streamline and enhance the coherence of the various rules in place.

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the Committee on Petitions, takes stock and assesses the existing rules and policies on conflicts of interests in EU agencies and examines whether, and/or how, scrutiny can be improved and whether there is a need to streamline and enhance the coherence of the various rules in place.

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Ellen VOS, Natassa ATHANASIADOU, Laura DOHMEN

Commitments made at the hearing of Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ, Vice-President-designate - Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight

22-11-2019

This briefing includes a series of quotes, which make reference to the oral commitments made during the hearing of Vice-President-designate for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight Maroš Šefčovič.

This briefing includes a series of quotes, which make reference to the oral commitments made during the hearing of Vice-President-designate for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight Maroš Šefčovič.

Commitments made at the hearing of Věra JOUROVÁ, Vice-President-designate - Values and Transparency

22-11-2019

The Vice President-designate, Věra Jourová, appeared before the European Parliament on 07 October 2019 to answer questions from MEPs in the Committees on Constitutional affairs, Civil liberties, justice and home affairs, and Legal affairs. During the hearing, she made a number of commitments which are highlighted in this document. These commitments refer to her portfolio, as described in the mission letter sent to her by Ursula von der Leyen, President-elect of the European Commission, including: ...

The Vice President-designate, Věra Jourová, appeared before the European Parliament on 07 October 2019 to answer questions from MEPs in the Committees on Constitutional affairs, Civil liberties, justice and home affairs, and Legal affairs. During the hearing, she made a number of commitments which are highlighted in this document. These commitments refer to her portfolio, as described in the mission letter sent to her by Ursula von der Leyen, President-elect of the European Commission, including: á - Strengthening democracy and transparency; and - Upholding Europe’s values and rights.

Policy Departments' Monthly Highlights - September 2019

16-09-2019

The Monthly Highlights publication provides an overview, at a glance, of the on-going work of the policy departments, including a selection of the latest and forthcoming publications, and a list of future events.

The Monthly Highlights publication provides an overview, at a glance, of the on-going work of the policy departments, including a selection of the latest and forthcoming publications, and a list of future events.

Logros de la Comisión de Peticiones durante la legislatura 2014-2019 y retos para el futuro

03-07-2019

Durante la legislatura 2014-19, la Unión y, en particular, el Parlamento Europeo, a través de su Comisión de Peticiones (PETI), ha seguido defendiendo el derecho de los ciudadanos a presentar peticiones al Parlamento Europeo para plantear cuestiones y preocupaciones y pedir reparación y medidas en ámbitos de competencia de la Unión, movilizando a las instituciones y a los Estados miembros tanto en relación con las cuestiones que ocupan un lugar central en el debate político como con las cuestiones ...

Durante la legislatura 2014-19, la Unión y, en particular, el Parlamento Europeo, a través de su Comisión de Peticiones (PETI), ha seguido defendiendo el derecho de los ciudadanos a presentar peticiones al Parlamento Europeo para plantear cuestiones y preocupaciones y pedir reparación y medidas en ámbitos de competencia de la Unión, movilizando a las instituciones y a los Estados miembros tanto en relación con las cuestiones que ocupan un lugar central en el debate político como con las cuestiones «huérfanas» o «latentes». Con el fin de servir mejor a los ciudadanos de la Unión, la comisión ha desarrollado un Portal de Peticiones para facilitar la presentación de peticiones y aumentar la interacción y los servicios de información. Adoptó directrices nuevas y actualizadas para facilitar la tramitación de las peticiones y el proceso de toma de decisiones de la comisión. También ha conseguido introducir algunos cambios positivos en el Reglamento interno del PE. La cooperación con otras comisiones del PE fue reforzada y mejorada, en particular a través de la creación de una Red de Peticiones. Por primera vez, la Comisión PETI creó un grupo de trabajo especial, el Grupo de Trabajo sobre Asuntos Relativos al Bienestar Infantil, que era responsable de investigar una serie de peticiones sobre los derechos de los niños y de informar a la comisión por medio de recomendaciones. La Comisión PETI mantuvo buenas relaciones laborales con la Comisión, el Consejo, los Estados miembros y el Defensor del Pueblo Europeo. Trabajó en estrecha colaboración con los servicios del PE, en particular con el Servicio Jurídico del Parlamento Europeo, y aumentó exponencialmente el uso de la experiencia de investigación del Departamento Temático de Derechos de los Ciudadanos y Asuntos Constitucionales para estudios y talleres, así como del EPRS. Además, en la legislatura 2014-2019, organizó un gran número de audiencias públicas. A su vez, la comisión consiguió mantener la actividad parlamentaria global notablemente estable al comparar el número de informes, opiniones, preguntas orales, resoluciones y visitas de información realizadas durante las legislaturas 2014-2019 y 2009-2014 (véase el anexo 1). En este contexto, la Comisión PETI siguió examinando un gran número de peticiones que planteaban problemas en todos los ámbitos de actividad de la Unión: derechos fundamentales, migración, derecho de petición, ciudadanía, libre circulación, discriminación, Iniciativa Ciudadana Europea; derechos del niño, medio ambiente, bienestar de los animales, discapacidad, política social y empleo, Brexit, mejora de la legislación y aplicación de la legislación de la Unión, apertura, transparencia, acceso a los documentos, conflictos de intereses, y acuerdos internacionales. La Comisión PETI también trató algunos temas muy específicos, por ejemplo, la legislación hipotecaria y los instrumentos financieros de riesgo. Debido a su importante papel en la detección de violaciones de los derechos de las personas con discapacidad (la llamada «función de protección» dentro del marco de la Unión establecido para aplicar la Convención de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Derechos de las Personas con Discapacidad a escala de la Unión y de los Estados miembros), la Comisión PETI ha dedicado mucha atención al tema de la discapacidad.

Food Labelling for Consumers – EU Law, Regulation and Policy Options

15-03-2019

This study, commissioned by the PETI Committee of the European Parliament, provides a brief overview of the relevant EU labelling legislation Member States have to comply with, with regard to labelling of food, including organic products, for consumers, with emphasis on the requirements of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011. It critically assesses these laws and discusses progress - or lack thereof -, in particular with regard to aspects such as safety, health effects, effects for disabled people, etc. ...

This study, commissioned by the PETI Committee of the European Parliament, provides a brief overview of the relevant EU labelling legislation Member States have to comply with, with regard to labelling of food, including organic products, for consumers, with emphasis on the requirements of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011. It critically assesses these laws and discusses progress - or lack thereof -, in particular with regard to aspects such as safety, health effects, effects for disabled people, etc. It explores and elaborates on the question of whether the current labelling requirements actually result in clearer information to help citizens to better understand the composition and health effects of food. The study also provides brief analyses/assessments of several petitions provided by the PETI Committee. Where possible, this study makes (policy) recommendations for EU institutions and/or Member States, taking into account their respective remits.

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Dr. Kai P. Purnhagen, Wageningen University and Erasmus University of Rotterdam; Dr. Hanna Schebesta, Wageningen University

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