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(Read here about the sitenotice) A member of the European Parliament, MEP or europaparlamentariker are directly elected to the European Parliament and represents as such the citizens of The European UnionThere are elections to the European Parliament every five years.

The first choice was in and the most recent was in may, which was elected members, of whom thirteen were elected in Denmark.

Europaparlamentarikernes power and power is in the degree has been strengthened by the time - most recently after the Lisbon treaty entered into force in.

MEPS'primary parliamentary tasks is the drafting of laws and the setting of the annual EU-budget powers of the members of parliament shares with the Council of ministers (the twenty-eight national governments in the EU).

The members also exercises democratic control of the European Commission and bl.

choose the European Commission president and approve the European Commission.

In order to promote their constituents interests most of the members of parliament join a political group to make common cause with the members from other EU countries with similar political position. There are currently seven political groups in the European Parliament, ranging across the political spectrum and representing close to two hundred national parties. Members also come to sit in a parliamentary committee, where they spend their time and energy to check and draw up legislation. There are twenty standing committees in the european Parliament, focusing on each policy area. The committees are legislative powerhouses in the european Parliament, where key negotiations are taking place, the sharpest political arguments played out, and the necessary agreements are often concluded, although the final decisions are made by the European Parliament of members. In addition, members of parliament can be members of interparliamentary delegations, whose task is to nurture contacts with the parliaments of the member states outside the EU. Member of the European Parliament since. Here he is sitting in the Committee for Industry, Research and Energy and is in addition, a deputy in the Committee for International Trade. Bendt Bendtsen was from - member of the Danish Parliament for the Conservative, and from - he was chairman of the party. From to, held the offices of deputy prime minister and Economy, trade and industry. Bendt Bendtsen was a trained policewoman in and later chief inspector, in. Elected to the European Parliament at the elections in. Here he is sitting in the Committee for Industry, Research and Energy and substitute in the Economic affairs committee. In addition, he is vice-president of the Delegation for Relations with The United States. Jeppe Kofod has been sitting in the Danish Parliament for the social democrats from.

He has been a foreign policy rapporteur from, vice-president of the Socialist folketingsgruppe from - and a member of a number of committees, including the defence committee, the foreign affairs committee and the european committee.

Jeppe Kofod has also been vice-president and chairman of The Foreign policy Board.

He has a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University from.

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Has been sitting in the European Parliament since, where she took over from Henrik Dam Kristensen. She sits in the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer protection and substitute of the Committee on the Environment, public Health and Food safety. Before Christel Schaldemose Member of the European Parliament, she worked among other things as forbundskonsulent in AON Denmark, and as head of secretariat for the Danish council for adult education. She has also been the president of DSU the Lake and DSU Funen County and a member of the DSU's executive committee. Christel Schaldemose has an ma in history from the University of Southern denmark. Member of the European Parliament since. He sits in the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and substitute in the committee on fisheries. Ole Christensen was trained in business administration in. Before he was elected to the European Parliament, he has worked as erhvervskonsulent and arbejdsmarkedskonsulent, and then he has been mayor of the city of Brovst Municipality from to. He has also been deputy mayor, chairman of the Employment committee and the social welfare committee in Brovst Municipality and vice-president of the Arbejdsmarkedsrådet north Jutland, denmark. Has been sitting in the European Parliament since.

Here he is a member of the Committee for Constitutional Affairs and substitute in the Economic and monetary affairs committee and in the Committee for Industry, Research and Energy.

Morten Messerschmidt has been in the Folketing for the Danish people's Party from, where he was the EU rapporteur and energiordfører. He was educated cand.

from Copenhagen University in.

Elected to the European Parliament at the elections in.

Here he is a member of the Committee on budgetary control and substitute in the committee on Budgets and the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.

Anders Primdahl Vistisen has a cand. from the University of Aarhus. He has since been employed by the EFD group in the European Parliament as a legal consultant for MEP Morten Messerschmidt. Was elected to the European Parliament by the elections in. Here they are sitting in the committee on Culture and Education and the Committee on Petitions. Rikke Karlsson is a trained educator and has previously worked in social psychiatry, as gadearbejder and orphanages, taught in primary schools and at secondary schools and been principal of a school for disadvantaged children and young people. Up for election in, she worked full-time as a town - and regionsrådspolitiker, and she was among other things involved in the Rebild case, where she directed a sharp criticism at Rebild municipality. Elected to the European Parliament at the elections in. Here he sits in the Committee on the Environment, public Health and Food safety and is a deputy in the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. In addition, he is chairman of the Delegation for Relations with Switzerland and Norway, to The Joint Parliamentary Committee EU-Iceland and to The Joint Parliamentary committee of the EEA. Jørn Dohrmann was in trained mechanic and has worked as a technician in different countries such as Switzerland, Germany and Australia for a German swiss company. In he was elected to Parliament, where he was miljøordfører from - and the chairman of the Committee for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries from. Elected to the European Parliament at the elections in. She is vice-chair of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and substitute in the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer protection. Ulla Tørnæs has been sitting in the Parliament from. In the time she was among the other political, the rapporteur, minister for education and minister for development cooperation. Ulla Tørnæs has studied language and law at the copenhagen business School and Copenhagen University. Member of the European Parliament since. Here he is sitting in the Agriculture committee and is a deputy in the Committee for Industry, Research and Energy. Jens Rohde was a member of the Parliament from to and was the political rapporteur from to and member of, among other Foreign policy Board, the committee on culture, Political-Economic Committee, the committee on foreign affairs and Foreign policy Committees. He has read political science and has previously worked as a journalist and medieunderviser. Jens Rohde switched in december to the Radical Left. Elected to the European Parliament at the elections in. Here he is the vice-president of the Committee for Industry, Research and Energy and substitute in the Committee for Civil rights. Morten Helveg Petersen has been a member of the Danish parliament for the social liberal party from to, and he has been finansordfører, defense, sikkerhedsordfører and it-rapporteur. Morten Helveg Petersen was the director of the Association of Danish Interactive Media from to. After the merger of the Association of Danish Interactive Media with the Danish Media in, he was deputy director in the Danish Media until. Before he was elected to Parliament he was employed in Danish Industry from. He is educated cand. from Copenhagen University in. Member of the European Parliament since the. February, where she took over Søren Søndergaards space. She is a member of the Committee on budgetary control and the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and substitute in the Economy and monetary Affairs. Rina Ronja Kari, is educated cand. in business Management from Roskilde University. She has worked as organizational consultant in a professional organization, before she was a member of the European Parliament. Member of the European Parliament since. Here, she is a member of the Committee on the Environment, public Health and Food safety and Borgerklageudvalget as well as vice-president of the ParlamentetsPalæstina delegation. Margrete Auken, is educated cand. from Copenhagen University in and has since been the parish priest at Frederiksberg Church in the present dispute, however, she is only of a position by the side of the work of the Parliament. She has been in the Danish Parliament for SF from - and again from. Although europaparlamentarikerne be selected nationally in the individual member states, it is not their nationality, but rather their political group, who decides, how they organise themselves in The European Parliament. The groups are of central importance to the work of the European Parliament, as they are the main stakeholders in relation to to gain a majority on the new legislation. The groups sets the parliamentary agenda and to play the decisive role in the elections of the president of the European Parliament and other members with special functions.

Most of the current groups in the European Parliament is linked to a pan-european political party.

A political party at european level is an organisation following a political programme, whose members are national parties and individuals, and which is represented in several member states. According to the treaties, are 'political parties at european level are important as a factor for integration within the Union. They contribute to forming european awareness and to expressing the citizens 'political will'. There are currently seven political groups in the European Parliament, ranging across the political spectrum and representing close to two hundred national parties.

It requires at least twenty-five members from a minimum of a quarter of the member states to form a new group.

The thirteen Danish europaparlamentarikere is divided into six different political groups in the European Parliament. Rina Ronja Kari, from the people's Movement against the EU sits in The European United Left-Nordic Green Left. Jeppe Kofod (S), Ole Christensen (S) and Christel Schaldemose (S) sitting in the socialist's D-group, while Margrete Auken (SF) sits in The Green group. Morten Helveg Petersen (RV) and Jens Rohde (RV) sits together with Morten Løkkegaard (V) in the liberal ALDE group. Bendt Bendtsen (K) sits in the conservative and christian democrat EPP group, and Morten Messerschmidt (DF), Rikke Karlsson (DF), Anders Vistisen (DF), Jørn Dohrmann (DF) sits in the ECR group.