CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION and Me--A PETITION
By Kevin Stoda, Germany
Dear Ombudsman of the European Union,
In the "CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION", Article 20 clearly states, "Everyone is equal before the law."
This code or statement seems rather clear. Therefore, I, as an American living and working in Germany for over a year should be seen as equal (and have as equal access to rights and laws in the European Union) as anyone else.
However, this if far from the case.
As an American, I have little or no access to European Union Courts or public services, i.e. as I noted in a letter to the Oberbuergermeister (Mayor) of Wiesbaden recently. This situation would be equivalent to a visa-holding foreigner in America not being allowed access to federal courts (and state or city services) that he as a taxpayer had already been taxed for.