European Parliament

The European Parliament (EP) is the EU’s only body whose 785 Members are directly elected by citizens in the 27 Member States, once every five years. The Parliament is involved in drafting numerous laws (directives, regulations etc.), while in many policy areas decisions on new European laws are made jointly by the EP and the Council of Ministers, which represents Member States. The Members of the EP (MEPs) sit in one of seven political groups, depending on their political affiliation, and all participate in Parliamentary Committees. The EP also has 34 delegations that interact with the parliaments of third countries.
 
The EP has an active news service.
 
EP Political Groups
 
EPP-ED
Press service
Euromed Policy
South Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe, South Caucasus

PSE
Press service
Mediterranean Policy
Wider Europe

ALDE
Press service
ENP
Ukraine, Belarus, Russia
Middle East - Committees and Delegations

UEN
Press service
 
The Greens
Press service 
International Issues
 
GUE
Press service
Development

ID
Press service 
 
EP Assemblies
Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly (EMPA)
 
EP Committees
All Committees
 
Foreign Affairs
Human Rights (sub-committee) 
Security and Defence 
Development 
International Trade

EP Delegations
 
SOUTH
EP Non-European Delegations (ENPI South)
Delegation Maghreb
Delegation Mashreq 
Delegation Palestinian Legislative Council 
Delegation Israel
 
EAST
EP European Delegations (ENPI East)
Delegation Russia
Delegation Belarus
Delegation Ukraine
Delegation Moldova
Delegation Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia