Meet the chairs of Parliament’s committees 

Meet the chairs of Parliament’s committees 
Опубликовано: Saturday, 05 February 2022 09:06

Who’s who: Committee chairs

  • Committees
    • Committee on Foreign Affairs ( AFET ) : David McALLISTER ( EPP ) Access to the MEP’s card ( David McALLISTER )
    • Committee on Development ( DEVE ) : Tomas TOBÉ ( EPP ) Access to the MEP’s card ( Tomas TOBÉ )
    • Committee on International Trade ( INTA ) : Bernd LANGE ( S&D ) Access to the MEP’s card ( Bernd LANGE )
    • Committee on Budgets ( BUDG ) : Johan VAN OVERTVELDT ( ECR ) Access to the MEP’s card ( Johan VAN OVERTVELDT )
    • Committee on Budgetary Control ( CONT ) : Monika HOHLMEIER ( EPP ) Access to the MEP’s card ( Monika HOHLMEIER )
    • Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs ( ECON ) : Irene TINAGLI ( S&D ) Access to the MEP’s card ( Irene TINAGLI )
    • Committee on Employment and Social Affairs ( EMPL ) : Dragoș PÎSLARU ( Renew ) Access to the MEP’s card ( Dragoș PÎSLARU )
    • Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety ( ENVI ) : Pascal CANFIN ( Renew ) Access to the MEP’s card ( Pascal CANFIN )
    • Committee on Industry, Research and Energy ( ITRE ) : Cristian-Silviu BUŞOI ( EPP ) Access to the MEP’s card ( Cristian-Silviu BUŞOI )
    • Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection ( IMCO ) : Anna CAVAZZINI ( Greens/EFA ) Access to the MEP’s card ( Anna CAVAZZINI )
    • Committee on Transport and Tourism ( TRAN ) : Karima DELLI ( Greens/EFA ) Access to the MEP’s card ( Karima DELLI )
    • Committee on Regional Development ( REGI ) : Younous OMARJEE ( The Left ) Access to the MEP’s card ( Younous OMARJEE )
    • Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development ( AGRI ) : Norbert LINS ( EPP ) Access to the MEP’s card ( Norbert LINS )
    • Committee on Fisheries ( PECH ) : Pierre KARLESKIND ( Renew ) Access to the MEP’s card ( Pierre KARLESKIND )
    • Committee on Culture and Education ( CULT ) : Sabine VERHEYEN ( EPP ) Access to the MEP’s card ( Sabine VERHEYEN )
    • Committee on Legal Affairs ( JURI ) : Adrián VÁZQUEZ LÁZARA ( Renew ) Access to the MEP’s card ( Adrián VÁZQUEZ LÁZARA )
    • Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs ( LIBE ) : Juan Fernando LÓPEZ AGUILAR ( S&D ) Access to the MEP’s card ( Juan Fernando LÓPEZ AGUILAR )
    • Committee on Constitutional Affairs ( AFCO ) : Antonio TAJANI ( EPP ) Access to the MEP’s card ( Antonio TAJANI )
    • Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality ( FEMM ) : Robert BIEDROŃ ( S&D ) Access to the MEP’s card ( Robert BIEDROŃ )
    • Committee on Petitions ( PETI ) : Dolors MONTSERRAT ( EPP ) Access to the MEP’s card ( Dolors MONTSERRAT )
  • Subcommittees
    • Subcommittee on Human Rights ( DROI ) : Maria ARENA ( S&D ) Access to the MEP’s card ( Maria ARENA )
    • Subcommittee on Security and Defence ( SEDE ) : Nathalie LOISEAU ( Renew ) Access to the MEP’s card ( Nathalie LOISEAU )
    • Subcommittee on Tax Matters ( FISC ) : Paul TANG ( S&D ) Access to the MEP’s card ( Paul TANG )

Source: European Parliament (January 2022)

Parliament’s committees elected their chairs and vice-chairs at the half-way point of the legislative term in January 2022.

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The Parliament has 20 standing committees and three subcommittees, covering various policy areas from environment to international trade.

Committees are responsible for drafting Parliament’s positions on legislative proposals, which are then discussed and voted on during a plenary session. They also prepare own-initiative reports, appoint negotiating teams to conduct talks with the Council, organise hearings with experts and scrutinise other EU institutions and bodies.

Just as with other posts such as Parliament president and vice-presidents, chairs and vice-chairs of standing committees and sub-committees are elected for a period of twoand-a-half years, so half of Parliament’s legislative term.

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Parliament can also set up special or inquiry committees. They are established for a given period of time that can be extended. Special committees deal with a concrete topic and produce a report with recommendations for EU action. Inquiry committees investigate alleged failures in the implementation of EU law.

In the legislative term that started in 2019, Parliament set up special committees on fighting cancer, artificial intelligence, and foreign interference, as well as an inquiry committee on the application of EU rules of animal transport.

Find out more

  • Committees webpage
  • Follow committees on Twitter

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