The EP’s work is divided into two main stages:
  • Preparing for the plenary session. This is done by the MEPs in the various parliamentary committees that specialise in particular areas of EU activity. The issues for debate are also discussed by the political groups. These meetings are open to the public. ECG participates at these Committee meetings in Brussels that take place once a month. The key Committees for our industry are:

  • The plenary session itself. Plenary sessions are normally held in Strasbourg (one week per month) and sometimes in Brussels (two days only). At these sessions, the EP examines proposed legislation and votes on amendments before coming to a decision on the text as a whole