Press conference by Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the EC, on 12 new actions of the EC to boost citizens' rights
Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, gave a press conference on 12 new actions of the EC to boost citizens' rights. The Vice-President unveiled a new push to reinforce EU citizens’ rights with a series of actions to tackle obstacles that citizens faced in their everyday life. The 2013 EU Citizenship Report set out 12 concrete ways to help Europeans make better use of their EU rights, from looking for a job in another EU country to ensuring stronger participation in the democratic life of the Union. Key proposals included making it easier for people to work and do training in another EU country; reducing excessive paperwork for EU citizens living and travelling in the EU; and eliminating barriers to cross-border shopping. During the European Year of Citizens the EU Citizenship Report was the Commission's answer to the numerous calls from EU citizens who shared problems they experienced when travelling, moving to or shopping in another EU country.
Viviane Reding, presenting the 2013 EU Citizenship Report Reference:P-023216 Date:08/05/2013