The aim of the Fact Sheets is to provide an overview of European integration and of the European Parliament’s contribution to that process.
Created in 1979 for Parliament’s first direct elections, the Fact Sheets are intended to provide non specialists with a straightforward and concise — but also accurate — overview of the European Union’s institutions and policies, and of the role that Parliament plays in their development.
The Fact Sheets are grouped into six chapters:
Explore the Fact Sheets via the menu above by clicking on a chapter title. Once you have opened one Fact Sheet you can access the others in the same section via the menu in the right-hand column. They can also be downloaded in PDF format.
This online version is reviewed and updated at regular intervals throughout the year, as soon as Parliament adopts any important positions or policies.
Drafted by the policy departments and the Economic Governance Support Unit, the Fact Sheets are available in 23 languages.
For any inquiries, please contact the Unit for Coordination of Editorial and Communication Activities: (e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).