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The new organisation of the European Parliament

The new European Parliament started work on 2nd July 2019 as part of the 9th legislature. A new President, as well as new Vice-Presidents and Quaestors were elected in January 2022.    The twenty committees and the two permanent sub-committees of the European Parliament also elected their Chairs and Vice-Chairs.  

Antonio Tajani elected President of the Conference of the Committee Chairs

On 23rd July Antonio Tajani was elected President of the Conference of Committee Chairs of the European Parliament. This political body which brings together the chairs of all of the committees, both permanent and special, in the European Parliament, coordinates the committees’ work and ensures their good cooperation. A. Tajani, former President of the European […]

Manon Aubry and Martin Schirdewan elected co-Presidents of the GUE/NGL group

The group European Unitary Left/Nordic Green Left -GUE/NGL – elected its co-Presidents on 18th July. They are Manon Aubry and Martin Schirdewan, respectively affiliated to the parties France Insoumise (France Unbowed) and Die Linke (The Left) (Germany). The group’s four vice-Presidents are João Ferreira (Portugal), Marisa Matias (Portugal), Sira Rego (Espagne) Nikolaj Villumsen (Denmark).

Chair of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee

On 18th July Slovakian Lucia Duris Nicholsonova, of the European Conservative and Reformist (ECR) was elected Chair of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee (EMPL) of the European Parliament. The Committee had not yet elected its chair after the rejection of the candidature of former Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, also of the ECR group. […]

Composition of the European Parliament’s interparliamentary delegations

On 17th July the European Members of Parliament approved  the list of the Parliament’s 44 interparliamentary delegations, and their composition. The delegations are responsible for maintaining parliamentary relations and the exchange of information with the States, regions and third organisations. The chairs and deputy-chairs of the delegations will be elected in September during the delegations’ […]

Ursula von der Leyen elected as President of the Commission

On 16th July the European Parliament elected Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission. Ms von der Leyen won 383 votes, which is just slightly more than the absolute majority of 374 votes she needed to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker. Presently the German Defence Minister, Ms von der Leyen will be the first woman […]

European Parliament: election of Chairs and Vice-Chairs of the Committees

On 10th July the twenty committees and two permanent sub-committees at the European Parliament organised their constitutive meeting to elect their chairs and vice-chairs for a two and a half year mandate. The Constitutional Affairs, Cultural and Education, Regional Development, Agriculture and Rural Development, Civil Liberties, Justice and Internal Affairs Committees have not yet elected […]

Election of New Vice-Presidents

The 14 new Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament were elected on 3rd July for a two and a half year mandate. Members of 6 political groups and 10 Member States, the 14 Vice-Presidents are:  Mairead McGuinness (EPP, Irland), Pedro Silva Pereira (S&D, Portugal), Rainer Wieland (EPP, Germany), Katarina Barley (S&D, Germany), Othmar Karas (EPP, Austria), […]

Election of the Parliament’s Quaestors

The European Parliament’s five new quaestors were elected on 4th July for a two and a half year mandate. The five newly elected représentatives are : Anne Sander (EPP, France), Monika Benova (S&D, Slovakia), David Casa (EPP, Malta), Gilles Boyer (Renew Europe, France) and Karol Karski (ECR, Poland). The quaestors deal with the MEPs administrative […]

David Sassoli elected President of the European Parliament

On 3rd July MEPs elected David Sassoli President of the European Parliament for a two and a half year mandate until January 2022. He won 345 votes out of 667 cast in the second round. A member of the Italian Democratic Party and European Socialists and Democrats group, D. Sassoli has had a seat in […]

Inaugural Session of the New European Parliament

The 9th legislature of the European Parliament will be starting in Strasbourg on 2nd July. After the Ode to Joy, the 751 MEPs will prepare the election of the President of the Parliament, then that of the Vice-Presidents, planned for 3rd July. On 3rd July MEPs will adopt a decision regarding the number of members […]

Court of Justice rejects the appeal by the Catalan secessionists Puigdemont and Comin

On 1st July the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rejected the appeal made by the Catalan secessionists Carles Puigdemont and Antoni Comin to oblige the European Parliament to allow them their seat in the hemicycle on 2nd July. The President of the Court deemed that Parliament had to use the results that had officially been declared […]

Commissioners Ansip and Cretu to sit in Parliament

Two European commissioners, Andrus Ansip from Estonia, vice-president of the Commission with responsibility for the digital market, and Corina Creţu from Romania, responsible for regional policy, will give up their posts to sit in the European Parliament following their election in May. The President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, informed the Council of this and, […]

Dacian Ciolos elected president of the Renew Europe Group

The liberals and centrists group at the European Parliament, formerly the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), renamed Renew Europe, elected Dacian Ciolos as their leader on 19th June. A former European commissioner and former Prime Minister of Romania, he won 65 votes from the group’s 108 MEPs. The group’s vice-presidents are Iskra […]

Iratxe Garcia elected as chairperson of the S&D Group

On 18th June, MEP Iratxe Garcia was elected as chair of the Socialists and Democrats group (S&D), which is the second largest in the European Parliament, with 153 seats. She no longer had any rival since the group’s former chairperson, Udo Bullmann from Germany, had withdrawn his candidacy the previous day.  I. Garcia, a member […]

The ENF group takes the name “Identity and Democracy”

The Europe of Nations and Freedom (ENF) group, which comprises the far-right parties at the European Parliament, has been renamed “Identity and Democracy” and will include 73 MEPs. From 9 different countries, these MEPs are mainly affiliated to far-right parties in Italy and France: The League (28 MEPs) and the National Rally (22 MEPs). The […]

The ALDE group renamed “Renew Europe”

The liberals group at the European Parliament, previously known as the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) chose a new name for itself on 12th June: “Renew Europe”, a title that gets close to the idea of “European Renaissance” put forward by French President Emmanuel Macron. The name change was driven by French […]

Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts re-elected as co-presidents of the Greens/EFA group  

On 12th June, Ska Keller from Germany and Philippe Lamberts from Belgium were re-elected as co-presidents of the Greens/EFA group, which has now become the fourth largest group at the European Parliament, with 75 MEPs. Ska Keller was the Greens/EFA candidate for presidency of the European Commission during the European elections campaign. Alyn Smith from […]

Valdis Dombrovskis remains as European commission and will not sit in Parliament

Valdis Dombrovsksis, Commission Vice-President for the euro and social dialogue, announced on 11th June that he had been chosen by the Latvian government for be the member for his country in the next European Commission. The decision was taken by the coalition in power in Latvia, to which V. Dombrovsksis’ party New Unity (Jaunā Vienotība) […]

Manfred Weber re-elected President of the EPP group

On 5th June Manfred Weber was re-elected President of the European People’s Party (EPP), which is the biggest party in the new European Parliament. He won 156 of the 160 votes cast by the members of the group present. Mr. Weber, a member of the CSU, the Bavarian branch of the German Christian Democrats, is […]

All the results and the new MEPs

After the European elections on 23rd-26th May, find all the results in the 28 Union countries and the names of the 751 MEPs who will sit in Parliament until 204, by navigating on our interactive map.  Also read our analysis of the elections: “European Parliament: a new balance – but not Eurosceptic”

Information & mobilisation

This time I’m voting Launched by the European Parliament in 24 languages the impartial platform aims to support more than 150,000 volunteers who have pledged in the Member States to encourage citizens to vote in the European elections, to mobilise their families, friends and communities.   Rock the Eurovote 2019 Launched by the association Europeans […]

Composition of the European Parliament and distribution of seats

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  • S&D


  • Greens/EFA


  • Renew EU


  • EPP


  • ECR


  • ID


  • NI


Provisional distribution of seats (pending the formation of the groups)
European People’s Party (EPP)
Socialists & Democrats (S&D)
European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR)
Renew Europe
Greens/European Free Alliance (Greens/EFA)
United European Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL)
Identity and Democracy (ID)
Non affiliated (NI)

Interactive Map

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What is the European Parliament?

The European Parliament is an institution of the European Union which is specific in two ways:

c’est la seule institution dont les membres sont élus au suffrage universel direct pour un mandat de 5 ans
c’est la seule institution dont les pouvoirs se sont étendus de manière continue au fil des traités.
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