The European Parliament is a co-legislative body that is one of the three pillars of EU governance, along with the Council and the Commission. It is composed of 750 members, who are elected by citizens from all EU member states every five years. Its members are divided into 7 coalitions made up of smaller parties. The European Parliament has legislative powers that it shares with the Council, although the specific powers are different from those the Council has. The European Commission is accountable to Parliament, its members having to be approved by a parliamentary majority. The Parliament also has the option of dismissing the Commission in its entirety by adopting a motion of censure if it deems this necessary.
Chair: Thomas Litan
My name is Thomas Litan, I’m 21 and born and raised in the Netherlands. I currently study Liberal Arts and Sciences at Amsterdam University College, where I focus on International Relations and Law. I have been around MUN for a solid 7 years now and am delighted to be chairing the European Parliament at my 40th conference. Why do I keep coming back to MUN? Honestly, because of the people…and the debates. I look forward to welcoming you all in Maastricht next April; let’s make this one the best EuroMUN yet!
Chair: Aidai Idinova
My name is Aidai Idinova but just call me Aika. I am finishing my Master’s in International Economic and Political Studies at the Charles University in Prague. I’ve lived in the beautiful city of Prague for many years but am originally from Kyrgyzstan, and am very excited to come to Maastricht for what I know will be an amazing MUN!
- European Border and Coast Guard Regulation
- the NEC-Directive (EU Environmental Policy)