Definition of the European Parliament noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the European Parliament

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the group of people who are elected in the countries of the European Union to make and change its laws Culture Between 1958 and 1979, the members of the European Parliament were chosen from the parliaments of the member countries, but they are now directly elected every five years by the people in those countries. Its base is in Strasbourg in northern France, but its committees meet in Brussels and its administrative department is in Luxembourg. see also Member of the European Parliament