European Parliament committee meetings

European Parliament committee meetings
  • Start date : 04/11/2013 00:00:00
  • End date : 07/11/2013 23:59:59
  • Where : European Parliament, Brussels

Political Meetings, European Parliament, Institutional affairs

European Parliament's committees are primarily responsible for preparing the legislative work for Parliament's plenary, on the basis of which it adopts legislative resolutions.

Their core task is to draw up reports on legislative proposals that have been referred to Parliament, or on which Parliament has been consulted, and on own-initiative reports.

Parliament has 20 standing committees, and 2 subcommittees, each responsible for an area of community policy: foreign affairs, environment, development, international trade, budget etc, and working methods appropriate to its areas of expertise.

Special committees are sometimes created on an ad-hoc basis to address a specific topic.


Each committee elects a chairman and four vice-chairmen for consecutive periods of two and a half years in each parliamentary term. Each committee has its own secretariat.

Committees meet in public, once or twice a month, generally during the weeks that follow plenary sittings in Strasbourg. The meetings are broadcasted live (through EP Live).



  • Specific conditions to fishing for deep-sea stocks in the North-East Atlantic (vote) in PECH
  • Appointment of Members of the European Court of Auditors: hearings (and votes) of the candidates for membership in CONT


Full agenda: go to List of Committees (cf. below)



  • Hearing on “Package travel and assisted travel arrangements” by IMCO
  • Public hearing on “Successes and failures in crisis countries” by ECON
  • Exchange of views on “The Future of European Defence: preparations for the December European Council” by SEDE and AFET
  • Public hearing on “The opportunities for SMEs in an integrated European defence industry: the European Council on Defence and beyond” by SEDE
  • Hearing on “Implementation of the Unified Patent Package” by JURI
  • Public hearing on “The situation of fundamental rights in the EU” by LIBE
  • Workshop on “Countdown to the Vilnius Summit: The EU's trade relations with Moldova and the South Caucasus” by INTA
  • Hearing on "Plant breeding: what options to increase quality and yields?" by AGRI
  • Public mini-hearing on “Market Access to Port Services and Financial Transparency of Ports” by TRAN
  • Workshop on “Transfats” by ENVI
  • Committee Inquiry on “Electronic Mass Surveillance of EU Citizens” by LIBE
  • Conference on “Modernisation of the EU´s Trade Defence Instruments (TDI)” by INTA