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Political Groups

Each political group care of its own internal organisation by appointing a chair (or two co-chairs in the case of some groups), a bureau and a secretariat.
The places assigned to Members in the Chamber are decided by political affiliation, from left to right, by agreement with the group chairmen.
Before every vote in plenary the political groups scrutinise the reports drawn up by the parliamentary committees and table amendments to them.
The position adopted by the political group is arrived at by discussion within the group. No Member can be forced to vote in a particular way.

  • Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
  • Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
  • European Conservatives and Reformists Group
  • Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
  • Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
  • Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  • Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group
  • Europe of Nations and Freedom
  • MEPs by Member State and political group
  • Annual accounts (financial reports) and internal financial rules


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