Members, bodies and activities
Go to the website : MEPs
The European Parliament is made up of 705 Members, who are directly elected.
President Roberta Metsola
The President is elected for a renewable two and a half years, meaning half a Parliamentary term.
7 Political groups
Go to the website : Political groups
MEPs sit in political groups. They are not organised by nationality, but by political affiliation.
Go to the website : Plenary
During plenary sessions MEPs vote on European laws and take position on issues through debates.
Go to the website : Committees
MEPs participate in committees to prepare the work for Parliament's plenary sessions.
Parliament's delegations maintain relations and exchange information with parliaments in non-EU countries.
The secretariat-general supports the work of MEPs and the parliamentary bodies.
What is the European Parliament?
The European Parliament is the EU's only directly-elected institution.
Its 705 Members are there to represent you.
Monitoring EU decision-making processGo to the page Legislative Observatory
- Go to the page Legislative Train
In-depth analysis of EU policiesGo to the page Think tank