European Parliament Committee Meetings

European Parliament Committee Meetings
  • Start date : 22/09/2014 00:00:00
  • End date : 25/09/2014 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).



  • Discharge 2012 in CONT
  • Objection pursuant to Rule 106: ETS: list of sectors and subsectors deemed exposed to a risk of carbon leakage (vote) in ENVI
  • EU-Russia trade sanctions in INTA



  • Public hearing on “Fight against the illegal fishing (IUU)” by PECH
  • Monetary Dialogue with M DRAGHI, President of the European Central Bank in ECON
  • Exchange of views with R TURNER, Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza in AFET

Sakharov Prize - Presentation of nominees in AFET, DEVE, DROI

  • Hearings with A ENRIA, Chairman of the European Banking Authority, with G BERNARDINO, Chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority and with S MAIJOOR, Chairman of the European Securities and Markets Authority in ECON
  • Commission (DG AGRI) seminar on the CAP reform in AGRI
  • Hearing on “Council of Europe Convention on Cyber-Crime” in LIBE
  • Workshop on “Upcoming issues of EU law” by JURI
  • Hearing on “Business and respect for the human rights of workers (outside the EU)” in DROI
  • Workshop in view of the Hearings of Commissioner-Designates by ENVI


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