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Bureau of the European Parliament

The Bureau of the European Parliament is responsible for matters relating to the budget, administration, organisation and staff. It is composed of the President of the European Parliament along with all 14 Vice-Presidents and the five Quaestors (in a consultative capacity). They are elected for two and a half years (renewable term) with the President holding a casting vote. Elections are usually held at the start, and at the midpoint, of each Parliamentary term.



President EPP Roberta Metsola  MLT
Vice Presidents EPP Othmar Karas  AUT
EPP Ewa Kopacz  POL
EPP Rainer Wieland  GER
S&D Pina Picierno  ITA
S&D Pedro Silva Pereira  POR
S&D Eva Kaili  GRE
S&D Evelyn Regner  AUT
S&D Katarina Barley  GER
RE Dita Charanzová  CZE
RE Michal Šimečka  SVK
RE Nicola Beer  GER
ECR Roberts Zīle  LAT
GUE/NGL Dimitrios Papadimoulis  GRE
G/EFA Heidi Hautala  FIN
Quaestors EPP Anne Sander  FRA
EPP Christophe Hansen  LUX
S&D Monika Beňová  SVK
RE Fabienne Keller  FRA
G/EFA Marcel Kolaja  CZE


President S&D David Sassoli  ITA
Vice-Presidents EPP Mairead McGuinness  IRL
EPP Rainer Wieland  GER
EPP Othmar Karas  AUT
EPP Ewa Kopacz  POL
EPP Lívia Járóka  HUN
S&D Pedro Silva Pereira  POR
S&D Katarina Barley  GER
S&D Klára Dobrev  HUN
RE Dita Charanzová  CZE
RE Nicola Beer  GER
G/EFA Heidi Hautala  FIN
G/EFA Marcel Kolaja  CZE
GUE/NGL Dimitrios Papadimoulis  GRE
NI Fabio Massimo Castaldo  ITA
Quaestors EPP Anne Sander  FRA
EPP David Casa  MLT
S&D Monika Beňová  SVK
RE Gilles Boyer  FRA
ECR Karol Karski  POL


Member Position   Political group Constituency
Jerzy Buzek President   European People's Party Silesian (Poland)
Giovanni Pittella Vice President   Socialists & Democrats Southern Italy
Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou Vice President   European People's Party Greece
Anni Podimata Vice President   Socialists & Democrats Greece
Miguel Angel Martínez Martínez Vice President   Socialists & Democrats Spain
Alejo Vidal-Quadras Roca Vice President   European People's Party Spain
Dagmar Roth-Behrendt Vice President   Socialists & Democrats Germany
Libor Rouček Vice President   Socialists & Democrats Czech Republic
Isabelle Durant Vice President   Green-EFA French-speaking Belgium
Roberta Angelilli Vice President   European People's Party Central Italy
Diana Wallis Vice President   Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Yorkshire and the Humber (UK)
László Tőkés Vice President   European People's Party Romania
Edward McMillan-Scott Vice President   Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Yorkshire and the Humber (UK)
Rainer Wieland Vice President   European People's Party Germany
Giles Chichester Vice President   European Conservatives and Reformists South West England (UK)
Lidia Geringer de Oedenberg Quaestor   Socialists & Democrats Lower Silesian and Opole (Poland)
Jim Higgins Quaestor   European People's Party North-West Ireland
Astrid Lulling Quaestor   European People's Party Luxembourg
Jiří Maštálka Quaestor   European United Left–Nordic Green Left Czech Republic
Bill Newton Dunn Quaestor   Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe East Midlands (UK)


  • Pál Schmitt, Vice President, EPP, Hungary - became President of the Republic of Hungary on 6 August 2010
replaced by Tőkés (Romania)
  • Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Vice President, ALDE, Germany - resigned over doctoral thesis plagiarism affair on 11 May 2011
replaced by Chichester (South West England)
  • Stavros Lambrinidis, Vice President, S & D, Greece - became Minister for Foreign Affairs of Greece on 17 June 2011
replaced by Podimata (Greece)


Rules of procedure of the European Parliament

Rule 22 : Duties of the Bureau

1. The Bureau shall carry out the duties assigned to it under the Rules of Procedure.

2. The Bureau shall take financial, organisational and administrative decisions on matters concerning Members and the internal organisation of Parliament, its Secretariat and its bodies.

3. The Bureau shall take decisions on matters relating to the conduct of sittings.

4. The Bureau shall adopt the provisions referred to in Rule 31 concerning Non-attached Members.

5. The Bureau shall decide the establishment plan of the Secretariat and lay down regulations relating to the administrative and financial situation of officials and other servants.

6. The Bureau shall draw up Parliament's preliminary draft estimates.

7. The Bureau shall adopt the guidelines for the Quaestors pursuant to Rule 25.

8. The Bureau shall be the authority responsible for authorising meetings of committees away from the usual places of work, hearings and study and fact-finding journeys by rapporteurs.

Where such meetings are authorised, the language arrangements shall be determined on the basis of the official languages used and requested by the members and substitutes of the committee concerned.

The same shall apply in the case of the delegations, except where the members and substitutes concerned agree otherwise.

9. The Bureau shall appoint the Secretary-General pursuant to Rule 197.

10. The Bureau shall lay down the implementing rules relating to European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 2004/2003 on the regulations governing political parties at European level and the rules regarding their funding and shall, in implementing that Regulation, assume the tasks conferred upon it by these Rules of Procedure.

11. The President and/or the Bureau may entrust one or more members of the Bureau with general or specific tasks lying within the competence of the President and/or the Bureau. At the same time the ways and means of carrying them out shall be laid down.

12. When a new Parliament is elected, the outgoing Bureau shall remain in office until the first sitting of the new Parliament.

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