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Question time (plenary)

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) get the chance to quiz representatives of the European Commission and the European Council on policy at question time, just as MPs in Westminster can grill the British government.

A representative of the Commission usually takes questions on a Tuesday, whereas a government minister representing the Council usually takes questions on a Wednesday.

Questions are submitted in advance and are chosen by the President of the Parliament.

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