DG for Parliamentary Research Services 


Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services  


The Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services provides Members with independent, objective and authoritative analysis of, and research on, policy issues relating to the European Union, in order to assist them in their parliamentary work.


The DG's four Directorates provide the following services to Members, parliamentary committees and the Institution as a whole: 

  • responding to specific requests from individual Members for information, analysis and research in the policy fields covered by the European Union;
  • providing briefing notes and other analysis and research for Members collectively on policies and issues in these fields;
  • contributing on-line content in these fields for use as appropriate on the Parliament's external/internal websites;
  • maintaining on-line and paper collections of key published material in these fields for access by Members and staff of the Parliament;
  • offering a wide range of on-site and online library services, including management of reading rooms and collections, access to and training in information databases, and provision of intranet and internet services for Members and the public;
  • responding to citizens’ enquiries;
  • providing a wide range of specific ex-ante and ex-post impact assessment services to parliamentary committees, together with assessment of the added value of future or current EU policies, and appraisal of policy options in the fields of science and technology.


  • Anthony  TEASDALE 

    • Education:

      BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics; M.Phil in Politics (Oxford University)

      Professional experience:

      Administrator, EC Council of Ministers (DG Ecofin and Social Affairs)

      Special Adviser to UK Foreign Secretary and Deputy PM, Sir Geoffrey Howe

      1992-1995 and 1997-2002
      Head of London Office, EPP Group secretariat

      Special Adviser to UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Kenneth Clarke

      Head of Policy Strategy and Legislative Planning, EPP Group secretariat

      Team Leader in Cabinet of EP President Hans-Gert Pöttering

      Deputy Chef de Cabinet to EP President Jerzy Buzek

      Director for Impact Assessment and European Added Value, DG IPOL

      2013 to date
      Director-General for Parliamentary Research Services, DG EPRS


      2011 to date
      Senior Visiting Fellow, European Institute, London School of Economics (LSE)

      Publication of The Penguin Companion to European Union (4th edition).

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Directorate Members' Research Service 

  • Etienne  BASSOT 

    • Director
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Directorate for the Library and Knowledge Services 

  • Franck  DEBIE 

    • Director
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Directorate for Impact Assessment and European Added Value 

  • Wolfgang  HILLER 

    • Director
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Directorate for Resources 


    • Director
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