The assembly of the representatives of the 370 million Union citizens. Parliaments main role is to consider the Commissions proposals. It is associated with the Council in the legislative process, in some cases as co-legislator.
The parliament is the only directly elected body in the European Union and the only elected international assembly in the world. So far it only has consultative powers. MEPs are elected at national level in member states.
the part of the European Union directly elected by the citizens. A unique institution, it is the only supranational directly-elected parliament in the world. (more information)