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On Wednesday, MEPs voted on the size of Parliament’s 20 committees and two sub-committees. Their composition was confirmed by political groups later on the same day.

Following the vote in Parliament’s plenary meeting on Wednesday, at the beginning of the 9th legislative term the number of MEPs in each committee and subcommittee of the European Parliament will be as shown below.

AFET

Foreign Affairs

71

AGRI

Agriculture and Rural Development

48

BUDG

Budgets

41

CULT

Culture and Education

31

DEVE

Development

26

ECON

Economic and Monetary Affairs

60

EMPL

Employment and Social Affairs

55

ENVI

Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

76

IMCO

Internal Market and Consumer Protection

45

INTA

International Trade

41

ITRE

Industry, Research and Energy

72

JURI

Legal Affairs

25

LIBE

Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

68

REGI

Regional Development

43

TRAN

Transport and Tourism

49

AFCO

Constitutional Affairs

28

PECH

Fisheries

28

PETI

Petitions

35

FEMM

Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

35

CONT

Budgetary Control

30

DROI

Human Rights (Subcommittee)

30

SEDE

Security and Defence (Subcommittee)

30

The complete list of full members is available here. Chairs will be elected at each committee’s and subcommittee’s constitutive meeting.

The political groups have yet to communicate the lists of their substitute members in the committees.

Rules on the composition of committees

According to Parliament's Rules of Procedure (Rule 209 as amended in the most recent revision), the composition of its committees and subcommittees should as far as possible reflect the composition of Parliament as a whole.

The proportional distribution of seats among political groups must not depart from the nearest whole number, with the Conference of Presidents (i.e. the EP President and the leaders of the political groups) resolving any disputes between groups on their proportional weight.

The political groups and non-attached Members decide internally who is appointed to each committee and subcommittee. Seat trading between groups is not allowed.