During the seventh term (2009-14), the EP participated in 1 557 trilogue meetings on legislative texts with the Council of Ministers and European Commission. In the eighth term so far (from November 2014 to December 2015), the number of trilogue meetings has been 284. The bar graph below shows the number of trilogues held by year since the beginning of the seventh term, with a peak in 2013, which coincided with the key decisions on programmes within the 2014-20 Multiannual Financial Framework. The pie chart below shows which parliamentary committees were most involved in trilogues in 2015, the first full year of the 2014-19 term. It highlights the five most active committees in terms of trilogues held, as a percentage of the total. The category ‘others’ includes 13 trilogue meetings with delegations from the ECON and BUDG (10), and CONT and LIBE (3), Committees acting jointly under Rule 55.
Number of trilogues per year and per committee
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