The Political Groups

As in the national parliaments the MEPs sit in political groups according to their political leaning.

MEPs are not affiliated to a European political party; it is their national party which is linked to a European political party.

 

The Chairs of the groups since January 2017 are:

 

Group European People’s Party (EPP) : Manfred Weber, Germany.
Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats at the European Parliament (S&D) : Iratxe Garcia, Spain
Group Renew Europe : Dacian Ciolos, Romania
Group of Greens/European Free Alliance (Greens/EFA) : Franziska Keller, Germany & Philippe Lamberts, Belgium.
Group Identity and Democracy : Marco Zanni, Italy
Group of European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) : Ryszard Legutko, Poland ; Raffaele Fitto, Italy
Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) : Manon Aubry, France ; Martin Schirdewan, Germany