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Petition No 0439/2020 by Svilen Iliev (Bulgarian) on a Bulgarian bank refusal of moratorium of a mortgage loan during COVID-19 outbreak  
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The petitioner's father applied to get a moratorium on his mortgage loan but the bank (part of bank group based in Hungary) refused to put the mortgage under moratorium on the basis that his father is retired. The bank stated that his income is not affected by the COVID-19 situation but the petitioner explains that that is not the case. The family is struggling ...

Petition No 0430/2020 by Fotios Batzios (Greek) on the possibility that Covid-19 originated from experiments conducted in 2015 by several universities and the Wuhan Institute of Virology  
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The petitioner claims that, in a 2015 publication in the world's largest scientific medical journal Nature Med (1.a, b), some Chinese and American authors and researchers describe some experiments, which were conducted and completed in 2015, at the same time and in direct collaboration, by several universities in North Carolina and Arkansas, the Wuhan Institute ...

Petition No 0422/2020 by P.S. (Italian) on air passengers’ rights to reimbursement or to compensation ex EU Regulation 261/2004 for flight cancellation in COVID-19 times  
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On 18 March 2020, the European Commission issued a Communication C (2020) 1830 final, entitled « Interpretative Guidelines to EU passenger rights regulations in the context of the developing situation with COVID-19», including this statement : the Commission considers that, where public authorities take measures intended to contain the COVID19 pandemic, such ...

Petition No 0428/2020 by M.H. (German) on proportionality of safety measures by Germany and France due to COVID-19  
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The petitioner lives in Germany while his spouse lives in France. Due to safety measures introduced by Germany and by France face-to-face contact has not been possible for a while. The petitioner is of the opinion that it is a bigger interference with fundamental rights in personal cases like his than when it comes to vacation trips or visits by acquaintances ...

Petition No 0418/2020 by O. Ś. (Polish) on violations of human rights in Poland in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic  
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The petitioner clams that Polish government, police and local and regional authorities take advantage of the situation triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic as they restrict human rights for example of schooling, working or getting medication. The petitioner points out to the situations where politicians from the ruling party can override these restrictions while ...

Petition No 0410/2020 by P. O. S. (Spanish) on the treatment of domestic pets in the European Union during the COVID-19 outbreak  
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The petitioner shows his concern about an increase in the cases of dog abandonment during the quarantine decreed by the Spanish Government to slow the advance of COVID-19. Some people fear that their pets could spread the virus to them. This same situation would be replicating in other Member States. The petitioner states that, in countries struck particularly ...

Petition No 0424/2020 by L.B. (Italian) on a possible action for damages causeed by the COVID-19 emergency against the European Commission jointly with Germany and Italy  
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The petitioner, a lawyer, complains about considerable economic damages further to the lockdown in his city (Taranto) due to COVID-19. He announces his will to bring action for compensation before the CJEU (see info n.1), against the European Commission jointly with Germany and Italy (as well as action for damages before national Courts against Germany, China ...

Petition No 0401/2020 by Pierpaolo Volpe (Italian) on claiming damages from the EU, China, Germany and Italy following COVID-19 outbreak  
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The petitioner claims that following the declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organisation on 30 January 2020 the Italian Government should have urged the European Commission to formally recognize a public health emergency pursuant to Decision No 1082/2013/EU on serious cross-border threats to health. In his opinion, ...

Petition No 0388/2020 by Renata Sutor (Polish) on solidarity and mutual assistance in fighting consequences of COVID-19 pandemic in the EU  
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The petitioner calls for mutual assistance and solidarity in combating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the implementation of the aid directive. In the framework of this directive, every citizen of the European Union would receive EUR 5,000 non-refundable aid, in particular people who have been dismissed from work, farmers, single mothers, pensioners, ...

Petition No 0387/2020 by Antonio Martino (Italian), on behalf of the Tax Department of DLA PIPER Italy, on the exemption of VAT for goods and services donated in the fight against and management of the pandemic due to Covid-19  
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The petitioner requests the European Parliament to call for an urgent legislative proposal in view of allowing Member States to exempt from VAT the free supply of good and services for the management and fight of the epidemiological emergency caused by Covid-19, in case these goods and services are delivered by EU-resident VAT-contributors to the benefit of States, ...

Petition No 0368/2020 by Melanie Von Der Taubenmühle (German) on measures to protect the population from pandemics  
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The petitioner points out that the current spread of COVID-19 has shown that dangerous pathogens can develop and spread in the animal industry. She further claims that the extensive use of antibiotics in animals is one of the most important causes for the development of antibiotic-resistant pathogens. The petitioner, therefore, calls on Member States and the ...

Petition No 0377/2020 by Ferenc Tibor Zsák (Hungarian) on covid-19 and the risk of violations of fundamental rights in Hungary  
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The petitioner complains that Hungarian parliament adopted special legislation giving the government unlimited power and right of action until the end of state of emergency. He alleges that under the adopted act, the government may take exceptional measures other than legislation in the interest of human health, legal certainty and the stability of economy. He ...

Petition No 0403/2020 by M.P. (Italian) bearing 2 signatures, on the need for an Emergency Use Authorisation by the EU and national Health Ministries for Covid-19 medical technology  
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The petitioner claims that the EU health care systems are well beyond capacity and that hospitals need to increase capacity with emergency technology, such as open source ventilators and low-cost battery-powered blowers (PAPRs). The petitioner claims that the EU has slowed down any action to use advanced technology, developed by several domestic initiatives by ...

Petition No 0360/2020 by Renato Lelli (Italian) on the issuing of “Coronabonds” to save the European Union  
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The petitioner calls for the prompt issuing of “Coronabonds” to save the European Union from a war-like enemy such as Covid-19, which is threatening its very existence. In this regard, he calls for solidarity from all Member States, and in particular Germany, while recalling that many European countries decided to forego war reparations from Germany in the aftermath ...

Petition No 0358/2020 by Mario Cardarelli (Italian) on extraordinary budgetary policy measures for unexpected / unavoidable events (Covid-19)  
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The petitioner invokes Articles 310-316 TFEU, and in particular Article 314 TFEU. He states that Italy uses an estimated 10 bn EUR of European funds per year. In view of the current Covid-19 crisis, which is both exceptional and unexpected in nature, he calls for Italy to be granted immediately an amount of 210 bn EUR, corresponding to its budgetary allocation ...

Petition No 0347/2020 by João Manuel De Almeida Silva (Portuguese) on calling all Member States of the European Union to be united during the COVID-19 outbreak  
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The petitioner supports the reaction of the Portuguese Prime Minister to the Dutch Minister of Economy's speech on the COVID-19 outbreak, considering it anti-European and undermining the spirit of the European Union. The petitioner considers that there is a real risk for the European Union to break apart in view that the Member States cannot reach an agreement ...