How does the European Parliament work?

The European Parliament represents people in Europe’s decision-making. What does that mean in practice? This chapter looks at who does what, where and how.

It starts with a presentation of the essential facts then explores specific topics such as the EU law-making process — including links with other EU institutions — and how political parties work together. It also includes information about less well-known aspects of MEPs’ work, including diplomatic outreach and Parliamentary committees.