MelC wrote:Useless as they can be, the EU commission have to stand on our side? in my case on my side against the UK HO. so they can bring it on huh?
I know of no
action the Commission took, in the past 5 years since I´m involved in this matter, that brought about any positive change.
All I get from them is "what you describe is actually illegal" "we will look into it" "considering the gravity of things the Commission took the decision to investigate this problem as a whole..."....
...The Ombusdman thinks the Commssion works "in due course".
Oh - I remember one thing that was changed: >>EU Commission gone wishy-washy and vague on Citizens rights<<
- just to make it harder for us (citizens) to prove the point!
Real Results: Zip, nothing, nada, zero, nichts, niets, rien
I totally agree that the commission have done nothing, even when confronted with serveral breaches by the same Member state of EXACTLY the same nature, they insist that it was 1 isolated incident!
the commission statement on thier website was an absolute disgrace, and YOur Europe adopted the same stance for a while, however, i have recently found them to be very helpful again, and it is they who confirmed that the commission is looking to the UK for court, but we all know how long that takes and how nicey nicey hand shake they all miff about, whilst leaving citizens stranded in impossible situations at times.
my last communication from "chiaro adamo" was to tell me that as i had not responded that no further action would be taken against the member state.
but i also have her previous communication that CONFRIMS reciept of my complaint, and my express permission to use my name and assures me that the case will proceed!!
this is against an embassy who threatens people with physical ejection and arrest when they apply for an entry visa to the EU for their spouse!
so i agree nada, zip zilch,
i was being a bit tongue in cheeck, but smilies aren[t working for me sorry!