Organisation and rules 

The European Parliament is a large political arena and a multi-faceted institution, involving many people and with elaborate rules of procedure. Find out how this operates.

Organisation 

Learn about the role and functions of the Parliament’s president, political groups, committees, delegations, various political bodies and informal MEP groupings.

How Plenary works 

Plenary sessions are the culmination of Parliament’s political activities, where MEPs adopt legislation and hold debates. Find out how the sittings are conducted.

Parliament’s budget 

Learn about the costs related to the functioning of the European Parliament.

Multilingualism 

Parliament uses all the EU’s 24 official languages in its everyday activities. Read what this means in practice.

Secretariat 

The work of MEPs is supported by an administration that provides technical and expert assistance. Find out more.

Environmental management 

Parliament is committed to reducing its own carbon footprint and saving resources. Read about its sustainable management policy.