Legal Service 

 

Legal service  

 

Legal Service has a leading role in a Union primarily based on democracy, the rule of law and respect for fundamental rights. It advises Parliament on legal questions and represents it in legal cases.

 

Its main tasks are: 

  • providing legal assistance for Parliament's political bodies (the President, the Bureau, the Conference of Presidents, the Conference of Committee Chairmen, the Conference of Delegation Chairmen, the College of Quaestors and the committees) and for its Secretariat;
  • helping the committees with their legislative work;
  • representing the European Parliament in European and national courts.

The Jurisconsult of the European Parliament 

  • Freddy  DREXLER 

    • Higher education: Degree from the Institute of Political Studies
      Diploma of Advanced European Studies, College of Europe, Bruges
      Diploma of Advanced Studies in Community law, Robert Schuman University, Strasbourg


      Professional experience at the European Parliament

      1992 - 1994
      Administrator, Directorate-General for Committees and Interparliamentary Delegations

      1994 - 1998
      Assistant to the Deputy Director-General responsible for external relations
      Assistant to the Director-General, Directorate-General for Committees and Interparliamentary
      Delegations

      1998 - 2001
      Administrator in the Secretariat of the Bureau, the Conference of Presidents and the Quaestors
      Directorate-General for the Presidency

      2002 - 2007
      Adviser to the Deputy Secretary-General
      Adviser to the Director-General in the Directorate-General for Internal Policies of the Union

      2007
      Adviser in the President’s Office

      2007 - 2009
      Head of unit of the Secretariat of the Bureau, the Conference of Presidents and the Quaestors
      Directorate-General for the Presidency

      2009 - 2011
      Head of the Secretary-General’s Office

      2012 - 2013
      Director of Legislative Affairs, Legal Service

      Since 1 November 2013
      Jurisconsult of the European Parliament

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Directorate for Institutional, Budgetary and Staff Affairs 

  • Els  VANDENBOSCH 

    • Director
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Directorate for Legislative Affairs 

  • Maria José  MARTINEZ IGLESIAS 

    • Director
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Directorate for Parliamentary and Financial Affairs 

  • Norbert  LORENZ 

    • Director
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