The Chamber

What happens in the Chamber?

Photograph of the Chamber

Are you wondering what happens in the Chamber during plenary sittings?

This interactive animation will answer your questions.

Float the cursor over the various areas of the Chamber to find out what happens there: from the President’s desk to the interpreters’ booths, the political group seats and the visitors’ gallery – it’s all there!

Chamber seating plans

Interactive Hemicycle

For plenary sittings, the 751 Members of the European Parliament meet in the Chambers in Strasbourg and Brussels.

Members sit in political groups. Those who do not belong to a group sit as non-attached Members.

There are two Chamber seating plans, one for Strasbourg and one for Brussels; they are updated for each part-session.

Priority information and documents

  • Final draft agenda for the sittings of 23-26 October (Strasbourg)

    20-10-2017 11:50
  • Deadlines for the October II part-session (Strasbourg)

    20-10-2017 15:00
    See document
  • Decisions of several committees to enter into interinstitutional negotiations (for announcement on Monday 23 October)

    20-10-2017 13:30
  • Recommendations of the ECON committee for decisions to raise no objections to delegated acts (for announcement on Monday 23 October)

    20-10-2017 18:40
  • Texts tabled for October II part-session

    19-10-2017 18:50
  • Amendments - Reflection paper on the future of EU finances

    20-10-2017 18:56
  • Amendments - Virginie Rozière (JURI A8-0295/2017) - Legitimate measures to protect whistle-blowers acting in the public interest

    20-10-2017 19:16
  • Final voting list - Mihai Ţurcanu (IMCO A8-0270/2017) - CE marked fertilising products

    20-10-2017 19:45
    See document
  • Objections pursuant to Rule 106

    19-10-2017 16:15
  • Amendments - Mihai Ţurcanu (IMCO A8-0270/2017) - CE marked fertilising products

    19-10-2017 11:13
  • Amendments - Paul Tang (ECON A8-0387/2016) - Framework for simple, transparent and standardised securitisation

    19-10-2017 11:47
  • Amendments - Michał Boni (LIBE A8-0359/2016) - Information exchange on, and an early warning system and risk assessment procedure for, new psychoactive substances

    19-10-2017 17:36
  • Amendments - Siegfried Mureşan, Richard Ashworth (BUDG A8-0299/2017) - General budget of the European Union for 2018 - all sections

    19-10-2017 11:40
  • Amendment - Agustín Díaz de Mera García Consuegra (LIBE A8-0059/2017) - Amendment of the Schengen Borders Code as regards the Use of the Entry/Exit System

    19-10-2017 11:36
  • Amendments - Agustín Díaz de Mera García Consuegra (LIBE A8-0057/2017) - Establishing an Entry/Exit System (EES) to register entry and exit data of third country nationals crossing the EU external borders

    19-10-2017 11:30
  • Amendments - Marita Ulvskog (EMPL A8-0064/2017) - Protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens

    19-10-2017 17:41
  • Amendments - Othmar Karas (ECON A8-0388/2016) - Prudential requirements for credit institutions and investment firms

    19-10-2017 17:44
  • Amendments - Gunnar Hökmark (ECON A8-0310/2017) - Economic policies of the euro area

    20-10-2017 19:12
  • Amendments - Daniel Caspary (INTA A8-0311/2017) - Negotiating mandate for trade negotiations with Australia

    20-10-2017 19:01
  • Amendments - Daniel Caspary (INTA A8-0312/2017) - Negotiating mandate for trade negotiations with New Zealand

    20-10-2017 19:09
  • Amendments - Kostas Chrysogonos (JURI A8-0265/2017) - Monitoring the application of EU law 2015

    20-10-2017 19:15
  • Actions taken on Parliament's positions and resolutions

    19-09-2017 15:30
  • Information booklet on the general revision of the Rules of Procedure

    27-02-2017 16:00