The European Parliament is the only directly-elected body of the European Union. The 736 Members of the European Parliament are there to represent you, the citizen. They are elected once every five years by voters right across the 27 Member States of the European Union on behalf of its 492 million citizens.
Election of new chairs and vice-chairs in environment and security related committees. On 16 July twelve European Parliament’s committees elected their new chairs and vice-chairs.
These include the “Environment, Public Health and Food Safety” committee (responsible for climate change) and the “Industry, Research and Energy” committee (responsible for space policy), as well as other committees relevant to GMES applications (Agriculture, Fisheries, Security and defence).
The name of chairs and vice-chairs are available at