Committee on the Affairs of the European Union
At the heart of Parliament's European policymaking
The existence of the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union is enshrined in the German constitution, the Basic Law. This committee is the central forum for the German Bundestag's participation in European affairs. As a cross-sectoral committee, it deals amongst other things with fundamental questions of European integration, institutional topics and enlargement issues. It therefore has special powers and includes not only Members of the Bundestag, but also Members of the European Parliament. The Committee cultivates close ties to the European committees of other national parliaments within the EU.