2 November 2012

A petition to the EU Parliament if you have a few mins to spare!!

With the EU Parliament vote on Type Approval approaching (20th Nov), here's an action that MAG would be grateful you got involved in.

It's the signing of a petition for the EU Parliament, however it will take a few minutes because perhaps unsurprisingly, it isn't as straight forward as writing your name...  Please do spend the time.

You will be actually creating your own petition, but so that it links with the one that MAG member Jon Strong has already submitted, it is vital that you use the same title.
   
 Follow the link. F
irst put in your personal details and ignore the box that asks if you are representing an organisation, (unless you are perhaps representing your bike club)

Then enter stage 2, which asks if you are happy for your petition to be public etc, below which you can enter the title of your petition.
Please enter the title as:

Petition requesting postponement of IMCO and EU Parliament Plenary votes on Regulation for Powered Two Wheeler Type Approval and Market Surveillance until EU Ombudsman as published decision on complaint covering the proposed regulation - For urgent consideration



Then, in the big body text box, please enter the following, or some version of it:
 
Dear Signora
Mazzoni and members of the Petitions Committee of the European Parliament.
I am requesting my name be added to the petition submitted by Mr Jonathan Strong

Title of Petition:
Petition requesting postponement of IMCO and EU Parliament Plenary votes on Regulation for Powered Two Wheeler Type Approval and Market Surveillance until EU Ombudsman has published decision on complaint covering the proposed regulation - For urgent consideration.
Dated: 09/10/2012

I believe Mr Strong has raised a fundamental question concerning how we are governed under treaty law and how the European Commission as lawmakers should honour and follow the laws that grant them the  powers to propose laws that affect us all. As the European Parliament appointed Ombudsman Diamandouros to decide on maladministration by EU institutions, it would be right for the European Parliament to respect his position, he having been requested to decide whether there has been maladministration in the drafting of the Proposed Type Approval regulation.

I agree with Mr Strong that if lawmakers are not clearly seen to be following law and acting within their powers, they present a poor model for citizens who are expected to follow the laws they make and bring the institutions of the European Union into disrepute.

Along with Mr Strong I request that the European Parliament postpones its key votes in IMCO and in Plenary session until the European Ombudsman has published his decision as to whether there was maladministration in the process by which the draft legislative act covering Type Approval and proposed by the European Commission was drafted and consequently as to the lawfulness of that act.

Yours sincerely.


Thanks very much. We are referencing this petition in a letter that MAG Central is sending to every MEP ahead of the vote, so it would be nice if you do find the time to complete it.

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