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EUobserver's latest magazine: Who's Who in European Parliament Committees (Photo: EUobserver)

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Welcome to the EU engine room

Welcome to the EU engine room: the European Parliament (EP's) 22 committees, which churn out hundreds of new laws and non-binding reports each year and which keep an eye on other European institutions.

EP committees made the headlines in autumn when they rejected French, Hungarian, and Romanian nominees to join the European Commission.

The candidates' hearings were prepared by each committee's "secretariat", a group of EP officials.

The committee chairs led public debate...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

EUobserver's latest magazine: Who's Who in European Parliament Committees (Photo: EUobserver)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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