Petitions to the European Parliament can be submitted by citizens of the Union as well by natural or legal persons residing or having their registered office in an EU member state, either individually or in association with other citizens or persons and must concern matters which come within the Union's fields of activity and which affects him, her or it directly. A petition may take the form of a complaint or a request and may relate to issues of public or private interest.
SOLVIT handles problems with a cross-border element that are due to bad application of EU law by public authorities within the EU member states. Both citizens and businesses can make a complaint to SOLVIT.
Citizens of an EU member state, citizens residing in an EU member state, businesses, associations or other bodies with a registered office in the Union can make a complaint to the European Ombudsman.