European Parliament Committee Meetings

European Parliament Committee Meetings
  • Start date : 20/11/2014 00:00:00
  • End date : 20/11/2014 23:59:59
  • Where : Brussels, Belgium

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).




  • Monetary Dialogue with M DRAGHI, President of the European Central Bank in ECON
  • Association agreement between the EU and Georgia (vote) in AFET
  • Renewing the science and technology cooperation agreement with Ukraine (vote) in ITRE
  • Single Market governance within the European Semester 2015 in IMCO
  • Drafts amending budget 2014 and Mobilisation of the UE Solidarity Fund (votes) in BUDG



  • Public Hearing with M DRAGHI, Chairman of the European Systemic Risk Board in ECON
  • Exchange of views with C STYLIANIDES, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management and EU Coordinator on “The Ebola crisis: the situation in the countries affected” in DEVE
  • Exchange of views with P KLIMKIN, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, and with H AL BAHRA, President of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, in AFET


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