European Union is union of several states in the Europe that will help each other on political and economic field.
EU has its own parliament consisted of political groups made from members that are representing all 28 member states. Members of the parliament serve five years and then they are reelected. The political groups are formed from at least 25 members of the parliament, which are chosen by the political ideology rather than the nationality.
Today EUP has 766 seats which are filled by seven different political groups and non attached members.
EU Parliament has its own president which monitors the work and cares that the parliament is working according to the rules and policies of EU. New parliament president is elected every two and half year.
EUP is has 41 delegation consisted of 20 or 50 members of the parliament which maintain contacts and relationship with many countries and regions around the world. European Parliament location is in Strasbourg France and it works on 24 different languages. The debates are made on 22 languages and the documents are translated on 24 different languages.
There are different work which the European Parliament works and that is legislative, budgetary process and supervision.
In the legislative process of working the parliament duty is to accept, amend or reject different proposed EU legislative.
The parliament job together with the Council Ministers is to allocate the EU budget and to decide for what the budget is going to be used either that is going to be for education, health, infrastructure or etc.
One more role that EUP has is to supervision the work of the European Commission and management of the EU policies. EUP can conduct public hearings, investigations and submit oral and written questions to the Commission and the Council. The Presidency of the Council rotates among the member states every six months.
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