The members of the European Parliament sit in political groups. These are organised by political affiliation and not by nationality.
Each group possesses a chair (or two co-chairs in the case of some groups), a bureau and a secretariat.
Non-attached Members: Members do not belong to any political group.
They prepare the work of the plenary sessions in their respective areas of competence. They draw up, amend and adopt legislative proposals and own-initiative reports.
They consider Commission and Council proposals and, where necessary, draw up reports to be presented to the plenary assembly.
The chairs of all the committees.
The delegations are formed by 12 to over 70 MEPs.
In the past legislature there were 41 delegations
They maintain relations and exchange information with parliaments in non-EU countries. They help to represent the EU externally and to promote its values: liberty, democracy, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and the rule of law.