The Fact Sheets on the EU provide an overview of European integration and of Parliament's contribution to that process. They present a brief overview of the EU's institutions and policies, and of Parliament's role in their development. Available in 23 languages, they cover five main areas: how the EU works; economy, science and quality of life; cohesion, growth and jobs; fundamental rights, security and justice; and the EU's external relations. The online version is updated regularly.
Studies, in-depth analyses and briefings produced by Parliament's policy departments, the Economic Governance Support Unit and the Directorate for Impact Assessment and European Added Value are available online in the dedicated section for Supporting Analyses. Apart from searching specific publications, a selection of papers and upcoming events can be found under "Highlights". A monthly overview of the work of policy departments is given in "Periodicals", with key studies on thematic issues.
Find out more about the committees of the European Parliament by watching the new video-clip available now with subtitles in 23 languages. The committees are responsible for preparing Parliament’s positions in EU policy-making. They actively contribute to the legislative agenda-setting and supervise the implementation of adopted legislation, the yearly budget and international agreements. They also organise hearings with experts and scrutinise other EU institutions and bodies.