Page last updated at 13:57 GMT, Monday, 26 October 2009
Secretariat

The Secretariat is, in effect, the civil service of the European Parliament, with around 5,000 officials providing permanent administrative and policy support staff to ensure the smooth running of the Parliament.

About one third of the Secretariat's staff work in the language section as interpreters or translators.

The Secretariat is split between Brussels and Luxembourg.




More from BBC Democracy Live
Compare who does what across the UK and Europe
Our A-Z of words used in the business of politics
Discover what BBC Democracy Live has to offer you

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific