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2013/0802(CNS) Period for the eighth election of representatives to the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead AFCO CASINI Carlo (icon: PPE PPE) GUERRERO SALOM Enrique (icon: S&D S&D), HÄFNER Gerald (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), SCHOLZ Helmut (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL), MESSERSCHMIDT Morten (icon: EFD EFD)
Lead committee dossier:

Events

2013/06/21
   Final act published in Official Journal
Details

PURPOSE: to fix the period for the eighth election of representatives to the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage.

LEGISLATIVE ACT: Council Decision 2013/299/EU, Euratom fixing the period for the eighth election of representatives to the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage.

CONTENT: by this Decision, the eighth election of the representatives of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage shall be from 22 to 25 May 2014 .

2013/06/14
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
2013/06/14
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2013/05/21
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2013/05/21
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 601 votes to 31, with 16 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the draft Council decision fixing the period for the eighth election of representatives to the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage.

Parliament approved the Council draft which brings forward the dates of the next European elections from 5-8 June to 22-25 May 2014 .

Documents
2013/04/17
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on Constitutional Affairs adopted the report by Carlo CASINI (EPP, IT) on the draft Council decision fixing the period for the eighth election of representatives to the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage.

To recall, this report was drawn up in response to a request for consultation from the Council on a draft decision seeking to modify the period during which the forthcoming European elections would ordinarily have been held. Under Article 11(2) of the Act concerning the election of the members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage (the ‘Electoral Act’), this period would have been Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 June 2014, by analogy with the dates on which the first elections by direct universal suffrage were held (Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 June 1979).

Given that, in most Member States, the dates on which the elections would ordinarily have been held would have coincided with the Whitsun bank holiday weekend, the Council took the view that it would be preferable to bring them forward, and proposed that the electoral period should run between Thursday 22 and Sunday 25 May 2014 .

Documents
2013/04/15
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2013/04/15
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2013/03/19
   EP - CASINI Carlo (PPE) appointed as rapporteur in AFCO
2013/03/08
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to fix the period for the eighth election of representatives to the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the Council adopts the act after consulting the European Parliament but without being obliged to follow its opinion.

BACKGROUND: in accordance with the Act concerning the election of the members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage of 20 September 1976 ("Electoral Act"), the 2014 elections to the European Parliament should take place from 5 to 8 June 2014.

Nevertheless, the Electoral Act stipulates that if it proves impossible to hold the elections during that period, the Council acting unanimously shall, after consulting the European Parliament, determine, at least one year before the end of the five-year term, another electoral period which shall not be more than two months before or one month after the period normally applicable.

At the request of one delegation, the Working Party on General Affairs has discussed during several meetings the question of the dates of the 2014 elections to the European Parliament. Following those discussions, delegations have agreed, pending the consultation of the European Parliament, to depart from the normally applicable dates and to hold the next European Parliament elections in the period from 22 to 25 May 2014.

CONTENT: the draft Council Decision fixes the period for the eighth election of representatives to the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage from 22 to 25 May 2014 .

Documents

Votes

A7-0138/2013 - Carlo Casini - Vote unique

2013/05/21 Outcome: +: 601, -: 31, 0: 16
DE FR IT ES GB PL RO BE HU CZ SE EL PT AT NL BG SK FI IE DK LV LT EE LU SI CY MT
Total
80
69
58
47
67
43
30
22
19
19
18
19
17
18
23
16
11
10
9
11
8
8
6
5
5
5
4
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236

Czechia PPE

2

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg PPE

2
2

Malta PPE

2
icon: S&D S&D
160

Netherlands S&D

3

Bulgaria S&D

2

Finland S&D

2

Estonia S&D

For (1)

1

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1

Slovenia S&D

1

Cyprus S&D

1
icon: ALDE ALDE
68

Spain ALDE

1

Slovakia ALDE

For (1)

1

Finland ALDE

2

Ireland ALDE

2

Denmark ALDE

2

Latvia ALDE

For (1)

1

Lithuania ALDE

1

Luxembourg ALDE

For (1)

1

Slovenia ALDE

For (1)

1
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
53

Spain Verts/ALE

1

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

5
3

Greece Verts/ALE

1

Austria Verts/ALE

2

Netherlands Verts/ALE

3

Finland Verts/ALE

2

Denmark Verts/ALE

2

Latvia Verts/ALE

1

Estonia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

For (1)

1
icon: ECR ECR
46

Belgium ECR

For (1)

1

Hungary ECR

For (1)

1

Denmark ECR

For (1)

1

Latvia ECR

For (1)

1

Lithuania ECR

Abstain (1)

1
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
29

France GUE/NGL

4

Spain GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

1

Sweden GUE/NGL

1

Greece GUE/NGL

3

Netherlands GUE/NGL

2

Ireland GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Denmark GUE/NGL

1

Latvia GUE/NGL

For (1)

1
icon: NI NI
28

France NI

2

Spain NI

1

Belgium NI

Against (1)

1

Bulgaria NI

2
icon: EFD EFD
27

France EFD

1

Poland EFD

2

Belgium EFD

Abstain (1)

1

Greece EFD

1

Netherlands EFD

For (1)

1

Finland EFD

For (1)

1

Denmark EFD

Abstain (1)

1

History

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  • PURPOSE: to fix the period for the eighth election of representatives to the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage.

    LEGISLATIVE ACT: Council Decision 2013/299/EU, Euratom fixing the period for the eighth election of representatives to the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage.

    CONTENT: by this Decision, the eighth election of the representatives of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage shall be from 22 to 25 May 2014.

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  • The European Parliament adopted by 601 votes to 31, with 16 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the draft Council decision fixing the period for the eighth election of representatives to the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage.

    Parliament approved the Council draft which brings forward the dates of the next European elections from 5-8 June to 22-25 May 2014.

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  • The Committee on Constitutional Affairs adopted the report by Carlo CASINI (EPP, IT) on the draft Council decision fixing the period for the eighth election of representatives to the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage.

    To recall, this report was drawn up in response to a request for consultation from the Council on a draft decision seeking to modify the period during which the forthcoming European elections would ordinarily have been held. Under Article 11(2) of the Act concerning the election of the members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage (the ‘Electoral Act’), this period would have been Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 June 2014, by analogy with the dates on which the first elections by direct universal suffrage were held (Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 June 1979).

    Given that, in most Member States, the dates on which the elections would ordinarily have been held would have coincided with the Whitsun bank holiday weekend, the Council took the view that it would be preferable to bring them forward, and proposed that the electoral period should run between Thursday 22 and Sunday 25 May 2014.

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  • PURPOSE: to fix the period for the eighth election of representatives to the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage.

    PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

    ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the Council adopts the act after consulting the European Parliament but without being obliged to follow its opinion.

    BACKGROUND: in accordance with the Act concerning the election of the members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage of 20 September 1976 ("Electoral Act"), the 2014 elections to the European Parliament should take place from 5 to 8 June 2014.

    Nevertheless, the Electoral Act stipulates that if it proves impossible to hold the elections during that period, the Council acting unanimously shall, after consulting the European Parliament, determine, at least one year before the end of the five-year term, another electoral period which shall not be more than two months before or one month after the period normally applicable.

    At the request of one delegation, the Working Party on General Affairs has discussed during several meetings the question of the dates of the 2014 elections to the European Parliament. Following those discussions, delegations have agreed, pending the consultation of the European Parliament, to depart from the normally applicable dates and to hold the next European Parliament elections in the period from 22 to 25 May 2014.

    CONTENT: the draft Council Decision fixes the period for the eighth election of representatives to the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage from 22 to 25 May 2014.

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  • PURPOSE: to fix the period for the eighth election of representatives to the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage.

    PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

    ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the Council adopts the act after consulting the European Parliament but without being obliged to follow its opinion.

    BACKGROUND: in accordance with the Act concerning the election of the members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage of 20 September 1976 ("Electoral Act"), the 2014 elections to the European Parliament should take place from 5 to 8 June 2014.

    Nevertheless, the Electoral Act stipulates that if it proves impossible to hold the elections during that period, the Council acting unanimously shall, after consulting the European Parliament, determine, at least one year before the end of the five-year term, another electoral period which shall not be more than two months before or one month after the period normally applicable.

    At the request of one delegation, the Working Party on General Affairs has discussed during several meetings the question of the dates of the 2014 elections to the European Parliament. Following those discussions, delegations have agreed, pending the consultation of the European Parliament, to depart from the normally applicable dates and to hold the next European Parliament elections in the period from 22 to 25 May 2014.

    CONTENT: the draft Council Decision fixes the period for the eighth election of representatives to the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage from 22 to 25 May 2014.

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ŠEFČOVIČ Maroš
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  • group: EPP name: CASINI Carlo
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  • date: 2013-03-08T00:00:00 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/servlet/driver?page=Result&lang=EN&typ=Advanced&cmsid=639&ff_COTE_DOCUMENT=7279%2F13&fc=REGAISEN&srm=25&md=100 type: Legislative proposal title: 07279/2013 body: CSL type: Legislative proposal
  • date: 2013-03-08T00:00:00 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/servlet/driver?page=Result&lang=EN&typ=Advanced&cmsid=639&ff_COTE_DOCUMENT=7279%2F13&fc=REGAISEN&srm=25&md=100 type: Legislative proposal published title: 07279/2013 body: EC type: Legislative proposal published commission:
  • date: 2013-04-17T00:00:00 body: EP type: Indicative plenary sitting date, 1st reading/single reading
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    2013/0802(CNS)
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    Elections to the European Parliament in 2014
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    Preparatory phase in Parliament
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    Amending Act of 20 September 1976
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    Legislation
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    CNS - Consultation procedure
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    8.40.01.01 Elections, direct universal suffrage