The European Parliament is the second co-legislator of the EU. It is composed of 751 Members, all elected through universal suffrage throughout the Union. These members are grouped into their national political parties, which in turn form cross-border groups, the European political parties. Thus, instead of representing countries, the MEPs represent political views, mixing national politics and pan-European political movements. The dynamics of such a committee are complex, therefore chairs should have a sound understanding of European politics. Knowledge of the basics of EU is also an asset. The topics discussed will be the same as in the Council of the European Union.