Before the commissioners-designate can take office, Parliament exercises its power of democratic scrutiny by holding public hearings to assess their suitability for the job.
Migration challenge: how has the EU been dealing with the arrival of asylum seekers and migrants to Europe? Find out about the European Parliament’s work on migration, asylum and borders.
Parliament’s political groups present their vision for Europe’s future
Priorities of Parliament's political groups
MEPs chosen by 200 million EU citizens in the European elections in May 2019 are organised into political groups. Find out more about them in our video series.
Brexit: following the UK’s EU referendum, how will the country leave the EU? Discover more on the European Parliament’s role, from Article 50 onwards.