European Parliament Committee Meetings

European Parliament Committee Meetings
  • Start date : 05/12/2013 00:00:00
  • End date : 05/12/2013 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).



  • External Instruments (votes) in AFET
  • Appointments of 5 members of the Court of Auditors (vote) in CONT
  • 2015 European Year of Development (vote) and EU response to typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in DEVE
  • Single Resolution Mechanism, Single Bank Resolution Fund and Nomination to the position of Chair of the ECB Supervisory Board (votes) in ECON
  • Surveillance of the external sea borders and European Investigation Order (votes) in LIBE
  • European Integration Process of Kosovo, Progress reports on Albania, Serbia, Iceland and Montenegro (votes) in AFET


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



  • Committee Inquiry on “Electronic Mass Surveillance of EU Citizens” by LIBE
  • Joint committee meeting on “A 2030 framework for climate and energy policies” by ENVI and ITRE
  • Committee Inquiry on “Electronic Mass Surveillance of EU Citizens” by LIBE
  • Economic Dialogue and exchange of views with E SCICLUNA, Minister of Finance of Malta