In meeting with MEPs, ELAS and ETTW are recalling the importance of filling the notion of EU citizenship with concrete, practical rights
Latvian NGO alliance has launched consultations with Latvian MEPs about forthcoming EU legislative initiatives. Today, issues related to the alignment of political advertising rules and European voting rights were discussed with MEP Roberts Zīle, MEP Andris Ameriks, and parliamentary assistants of other Latvian MEPs. On behalf of ELA as a member of the ETTW, ELA president Elina Pinto recalled the importance of filling the notion of EU citizenship with concrete, practical rights in light of the growing number, contribution, and challenges faced by mobile EU citizens in Europe and beyond.
Elina Pinto presented ELA and ETTW to the MEPs and their assistants, and drew attention to the recent establishment of the inter-party group of MEPs on European citizenship, inviting them to join and follow its deliberations. Just like several other European nations, Latvians are highly mobile in the EU, and strengthening their democratic participation on municipal, national and European levels will reap benefits for the civic culture in Latvia and Europe more broadly.