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Update | p. 072

Page: 072 Chart Number: 3/6 Chart Title: Structure of the European Parliament

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The other Members of the European Parliament (MEP), 2009-2014

750 additional members, elected by the peoples of all Member States in direct elections, based on a proportional representation system, for five years. There is no uniform election procedure yet (see Art. 223(1) TFEU).

Distribution of seats:

Germany 96
France 74
United Kingdom, Italy 73 each
Spain 54
Poland 51
Romania 32
The Netherlands 26
Belgium, Czech Republic,Hungary, Greece, Portugal 22 each
Sweden 20
Austria 18
Bulgaria 17
Denmark, Finland, Slovakia 13 each
Croatia, Ireland, Lithuania 11 each
Latvia, Slovenia 8 each
Cyprus, Estonia, Luxembourg, Malta 6 each


On the right to vote in special territories of the Member States, see e.g. Spain v UK (2006), concerning the UK and Gibraltar; Eman and Sevinger (2006), concerning the Netherlands and Aruba.


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Political groups in the European Parliament

The MEPs sit in political groups (fractions), based on their chosen political affiliation. There are currently eight political groups:

Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats);
Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the EP;
Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe;
Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance;
European Conservatives and Reformists;
Confederal Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left;
Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group;
Europe of Nations and Freedom (new since 2015).

Published: 12 July 2015