Public Hearing on FATCA and its extraterritorial impact on EU citizens – 12.11.2019
04-11-2019 – 14:29
On 12 November 2019 the Committee on Petitions is organising a hearing on “FATCA and its extraterritorial impact on EU Citizens.” The aim of the hearing is to facilitate an exchange of views between the various stakeholders and listen to the issues faced by EU citizens affected by FATCA. The hearing will consist of two panels, focusing on financial services and the exchange of tax information with the US and on potential conflicts between European data protection rules and FATCA.
Report on the Annual report on the activities of the European Ombudsman in 2018: Vote
04-11-2019 – 14:29
At its meeting 12 November 2019, the Committee on Petitions will vote on the adoption of the Annual report on the activities of the European Ombudsman for the year 2018.
Petitions on pay equality: Debate – 12.11.2019
04-11-2019 – 14:28
The Members will examine two petitions focusing on the gender pay gap and on measures to promote the right to equal pay for equal work in the EU. The petitions lament the inequality of pay between men and women, on the one hand, and between various groups of public workers, on the other. Consequently, the petitioners ask for the observance of the principle of non-discrimination and for measures to ensure equality among workers.
Petition on a review of the High-Speed Turin-Lyon railway line infrastructure project
04-11-2019 – 14:09
The Committee will debate a petition on the Turin-Lyon high-speed railway line (also known as the TAV project), which represents a major investment project for Italy and France and is of strategic value to the EU. The petitioner expresses concern about the possibility that the Italian government does not continue with the works for this important project, and seeks more transparency and clarity to that effect.
Petition on the exposure of agricultural workers to pesticides: Debate – 11.11.2019
04-11-2019 – 13:53
On 11 November 2019, the Members will re-discuss a petition on the exposure of agricultural workers to pesticides. The exposure took place without due information by the employer and without adequate protection.
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Welcome to the Committee on Petitions homepage.
The Treaties and the Charter of Fundamental Rights confer on all citizens of and persons resident in the European Union the right to submit a petition, individually or with others, on any matter which comes within the European Union’s fields of activity and directly affects them.
The Committee on Petitions is responsible for considering and following up on such petitions and thus acts as a bridge between Europeans and the EU institutions.
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The opportunity petitions offer to recount personal experiences enable citizens to contribute to the EU’s legislative work, while also bringing them closer to their MEPs and making the institutions more transparent and more accountable.
Just as importantly, by acting as a conduit for petitions, the committee helps to draw attention to and remedy problems concerning the implementation of EU law.
I encourage you to exercise your right to petition and I very much hope that you will follow the work our committee does on your behalf.