European Parliament submits written question to European Commission on Socially inclusive Digital Single Market

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and supporters of our campaign Lucy Anderson, Heinz K.Becker, Miriam Dalli, Jude Kirton-Darling, Merja Kyllönen, Jean Lambert, Sofia Ribeiro, Olga Sehnalova, Ivo Vajgl and Josef Weidenholzer have signed a written question to the European Commission regarding a socially inclusive Digital Single Market. More specifically, they are asking the Commission to clarify:

  • Whether the Digital Single Market strategy foresees provisions to safeguard the right for citizens to continue receiving administrative documents on paper by regular mail in future if they wish?
  • To what extent this principle could be enshrined into European Union consumer protection legislation?

KMPEU was actively involved in drafting the question and raising awareness among the MEPs. We would like to thank Lucy Anderson’s and Heinz Becker’s, Jean Lambert’s office for coordinating the effort and are eagerly awaiting for the European Commission’s answer, which should come before the end of the summer.

What is a written question?

“Any Member may put questions for written answer to the President of the European Council, to the Council, to the Commission or to the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in accordance with criteria laid down in an annex to these Rules of Procedure(1). The content of questions shall be the sole responsibility of their authors.

For more about the written questions procedure, click here.