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2004/2090(INI) Deliberations of the Committee of petitions in 2003 and 2004

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead PETI WIELAND Rainer (icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
RoP 227-p7

Events

2005/06/07
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
Documents
2005/04/06
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
Documents
2005/03/09
   EP - Text adopted by Parliament, single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted the own-initiative report by Rainer WIELAND (EPP-ED,DE) on the work of the Petitions Committee 2003-2004 which reaffirms that the Committee on Petitions is one of the most important bodies within the European Parliament for the exercise of parliamentary scrutiny over the EU institutions as well as national, regional, local and social authorities, thereby improving transparency and awareness of the actions of the European Union as they relate to the European citizen. (Please refer to the summary dated 17/01/2005).

In addition, the Council and the Commission are called upon to review the 1989 Interinstitutional Agreement with the European Parliament, with a view to affording petitioners a more effective means of redress and defining a clear and coherent framework for essential cooperation between the institutions in the area concerned.

Parliament is of the opinion that a Standing Working Group should be set up to improve and to monitor permanently the processing of petitions submitted to the European Parliament.

2005/03/09
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2005/03/09
   EP - Decision by Parliament
Details

The European Parliament adopted the own-initiative report by Rainer WIELAND (EPP-ED,DE) on the work of the Petitions Committee 2003-2004 which reaffirms that the Committee on Petitions is one of the most important bodies within the European Parliament for the exercise of parliamentary scrutiny over the EU institutions as well as national, regional, local and social authorities, thereby improving transparency and awareness of the actions of the European Union as they relate to the European citizen. (Please refer to the summary dated 17/01/2005).

In addition, the Council and the Commission are called upon to review the 1989 Interinstitutional Agreement with the European Parliament, with a view to affording petitioners a more effective means of redress and defining a clear and coherent framework for essential cooperation between the institutions in the area concerned.

Parliament is of the opinion that a Standing Working Group should be set up to improve and to monitor permanently the processing of petitions submitted to the European Parliament.

Documents
2005/03/09
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2005/03/08
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2005/02/11
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
Documents
2005/02/11
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary
Documents
2005/01/17
   EP - Vote in committee
Details

The committee adopted the own-initiative report by Rainer WIELAND ( EPP-ED , DE ) on the work of the Petitions Committee 2003-2004. The report reaffirmed that this committee was "one of the most important bodies within the European Parliament for the exercise of parliamentary scrutiny over the EU institutions as well as national, regional, local and social authorities, thereby improving transparency and awareness of the actions of the European Union as they relate to the European citizen".

The committee underlined the constructive role played by the Commission in the consideration of petitions, but it felt that cooperation with the Council needed to be improved. MEPs suggested that the Council set a 3-month deadline for all Member States' government departments and agencies to make a detailed response to the Petitions Committee and the petitioner(s), and that a similar deadline should be set for the Commission to respond. They also wanted the Commission to indicate in its annual report on the application of Community law those cases where infringement procedures had been initiated as a result of Parliament's involvement following the submission of petitions by European citizens.

Finally, the report called for measures to ensure that citizens of the new Member States become more aware of their rights to petition Parliament under Article 194 of the EC Treaty on matters coming within the EU's fields of activity which concern them directly, and to submit complaints to the Ombudsman under Article 195 of the EC Treaty when there are allegations of maladministration within the EU institutions or bodies. And those national parliaments which had not yet done so were urged to develop national committees on petitions to work where necessary with the EP Petitions Committee.

2004/12/14
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2004/10/28
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament
2004/10/11
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2004/09/01
   EP - WIELAND Rainer (PPE-DE) appointed as rapporteur in PETI

Documents

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  • date: 2004-10-28T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP responsible: True committee: PETI date: 2004-09-01T00:00:00 committee_full: Petitions rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: WIELAND Rainer
  • date: 2005-01-17T00:00:00 body: EP committees: body: EP responsible: True committee: PETI date: 2004-09-01T00:00:00 committee_full: Petitions rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: WIELAND Rainer type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • date: 2005-02-11T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2005-40&language=EN type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading title: A6-0040/2005 body: EP type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
  • date: 2005-03-08T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20050308&type=CRE type: Debate in Parliament title: Debate in Parliament body: EP type: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2005-03-09T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=3852&l=en type: Results of vote in Parliament title: Results of vote in Parliament url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2005-68 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading title: T6-0068/2005 body: EP type: Results of vote in Parliament
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  • date: 2004-10-11T00:00:00 docs: title: PE347.285 type: Committee draft report body: EP
  • date: 2004-12-14T00:00:00 docs: title: PE350.245 type: Amendments tabled in committee body: EP
  • date: 2005-02-11T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2005-40&language=EN title: A6-0040/2005 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading body: EP
  • date: 2005-03-09T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2005-68 title: T6-0068/2005 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ:C:2005:320E:SOM:EN:HTML title: OJ C 320 15.12.2005, p. 0072-0161 E summary: The European Parliament adopted the own-initiative report by Rainer WIELAND (EPP-ED,DE) on the work of the Petitions Committee 2003-2004 which reaffirms that the Committee on Petitions is one of the most important bodies within the European Parliament for the exercise of parliamentary scrutiny over the EU institutions as well as national, regional, local and social authorities, thereby improving transparency and awareness of the actions of the European Union as they relate to the European citizen. (Please refer to the summary dated 17/01/2005). In addition, the Council and the Commission are called upon to review the 1989 Interinstitutional Agreement with the European Parliament, with a view to affording petitioners a more effective means of redress and defining a clear and coherent framework for essential cooperation between the institutions in the area concerned. Parliament is of the opinion that a Standing Working Group should be set up to improve and to monitor permanently the processing of petitions submitted to the European Parliament. type: Text adopted by Parliament, single reading body: EP
  • date: 2005-04-06T00:00:00 docs: url: /oeil/spdoc.do?i=3852&j=0&l=en title: SP(2005)1475 type: Commission response to text adopted in plenary
  • date: 2005-06-07T00:00:00 docs: url: /oeil/spdoc.do?i=3852&j=1&l=en title: SP(2005)1714/2 type: Commission response to text adopted in plenary
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  • date: 2004-10-28T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2005-01-17T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP summary: The committee adopted the own-initiative report by Rainer WIELAND ( EPP-ED , DE ) on the work of the Petitions Committee 2003-2004. The report reaffirmed that this committee was "one of the most important bodies within the European Parliament for the exercise of parliamentary scrutiny over the EU institutions as well as national, regional, local and social authorities, thereby improving transparency and awareness of the actions of the European Union as they relate to the European citizen". The committee underlined the constructive role played by the Commission in the consideration of petitions, but it felt that cooperation with the Council needed to be improved. MEPs suggested that the Council set a 3-month deadline for all Member States' government departments and agencies to make a detailed response to the Petitions Committee and the petitioner(s), and that a similar deadline should be set for the Commission to respond. They also wanted the Commission to indicate in its annual report on the application of Community law those cases where infringement procedures had been initiated as a result of Parliament's involvement following the submission of petitions by European citizens. Finally, the report called for measures to ensure that citizens of the new Member States become more aware of their rights to petition Parliament under Article 194 of the EC Treaty on matters coming within the EU's fields of activity which concern them directly, and to submit complaints to the Ombudsman under Article 195 of the EC Treaty when there are allegations of maladministration within the EU institutions or bodies. And those national parliaments which had not yet done so were urged to develop national committees on petitions to work where necessary with the EP Petitions Committee.
  • date: 2005-02-11T00:00:00 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2005-40&language=EN title: A6-0040/2005
  • date: 2005-03-08T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20050308&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2005-03-09T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=3852&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2005-03-09T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2005-68 title: T6-0068/2005 summary: The European Parliament adopted the own-initiative report by Rainer WIELAND (EPP-ED,DE) on the work of the Petitions Committee 2003-2004 which reaffirms that the Committee on Petitions is one of the most important bodies within the European Parliament for the exercise of parliamentary scrutiny over the EU institutions as well as national, regional, local and social authorities, thereby improving transparency and awareness of the actions of the European Union as they relate to the European citizen. (Please refer to the summary dated 17/01/2005). In addition, the Council and the Commission are called upon to review the 1989 Interinstitutional Agreement with the European Parliament, with a view to affording petitioners a more effective means of redress and defining a clear and coherent framework for essential cooperation between the institutions in the area concerned. Parliament is of the opinion that a Standing Working Group should be set up to improve and to monitor permanently the processing of petitions submitted to the European Parliament.
  • date: 2005-03-09T00:00:00 type: End of procedure in Parliament body: EP
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