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2013/0900(NLE) Establishing the composition of the European Parliament

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead AFCO TRZASKOWSKI Rafał (icon: PPE PPE), GUALTIERI Roberto (icon: S&D S&D)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
Treaty on European Union TEU 14-p2

Events

2013/06/29
   Final act published in Official Journal
Details

PURPOSE: to establish the composition of the European Parliament.

NON-LEGISLATIVE ACT: European Council Decision (2013/312/EU) establishing the composition of the European Parliament.

CONTENT: in the application of the principle of degressive proportionality provided for in the first subparagraph of Article 14(2) of the Treaty on European Union, the number of representatives in the European Parliament elected in each Member State is hereby set as follows for the 2014-2019 parliamentary term :

Belgium : 21 Bulgaria : 17 Czech Republic : 21 Denmark : 13 Germany : 96 Estonia : 6 Ireland : 11 Greece : 21 Spain : 54 France : 74 Croatia : 11 Italy : 73 Cyprus : 6 Latvia : 8 Lithuania : 11 Luxembourg : 6 Hungary : 21 Malta : 6 Netherlands : 26 Austria : 18 Poland : 51 Portugal : 21 Romania : 32 Slovenia : 8 Slovakia : 13 Finland : 13 Sweden : 20 United Kingdom : 73.

This Decision shall be revised sufficiently far in advance of the beginning of the 2019-2024 parliamentary term on the basis of an initiative of the European Parliament presented before the end of 2016 with the aim of establishing a system which in future will make it possible, before each fresh election to the European Parliament, to allocate the seats between Member States in an objective, fair, durable and transparent way.

ENTRY INTO FORCE: 30/06/2013.

2013/06/28
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
2013/06/28
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2013/06/28
   CSL - Council Meeting
2013/06/12
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2013/06/12
   EP - Decision by Parliament
Details

The European Parliament gave its consent by 574 votes to 71, with 39 abstentions, to the draft European Council decision establishing the composition of the European Parliament.

It should be noted that the draft European Council decision remains unchanged as regards the allocation of seats between Member States as proposed by Parliament in its resolution of 13 March 2013 .

Documents
2013/06/10
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament
2013/06/10
   EP - Vote in committee
2013/06/10
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on Constitutional Affairs adopted the report by Roberto GUALTIERI (S&D, IT) and Rafał TRZASKOWSKI (EPP, PL) on the draft European Council decision establishing the composition of the European Parliament.

The committee recommends the European Parliament to give its consent to the draft European Council decision.

Documents
2013/05/31
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to establish the composition of the European Parliament.

PROPOSED ACT: European Council Decision.

BACKGROUND: Article 2(1) and (2) of Protocol No 36 on transitional provisions will expire at the end of the 2009-2014 parliamentary term. It is necessary to comply without delay with the provisions of Article 2(3) of Protocol No 36 and therefore to adopt the decision provided for in the second subparagraph of Article 14(2) of the Treaty on European Union, in order to enable Member States to enact in good time the necessary domestic measures for organising the elections to the European Parliament for the 2014-2019 parliamentary term.

The first subparagraph of Article 14(2) of the Treaty on European Union lays down the criteria for the composition of the European Parliament, namely: (i) that representatives of the Union's citizens are not to exceed 750, plus the President, (ii) that representation is to be degressively proportional, with a minimum threshold of 6 members per Member State, and (iii) that no Member State is to be allocated more than 96 seats.

LEGAL BASIS: Article 14(2) of the Treaty on European Union (TEU).

CONTENT: by applying the principle of degressive proportionality provided for by the Treaty on European Union, it is proposed to establish the number of representatives in the European Parliament elected in each Member States for the 2014-2019 parliamentary term as follows:

Belgium : 21 Bulgaria : 17 Czech Republic : 21 Denmark : 13 Germany : 96 Estonia : 6 Ireland : 11 Greece : 21 Spain : 54 France : 74 Croatia : 11 Italy : 73 Cyprus : 6 Latvia : 8 Lithuania : 11 Luxembourg : 6 Hungary : 21 Malta : 6 Netherlands : 26 Austria : 18 Poland : 51 Portugal : 21 Romania : 32 Slovenia : 8 Slovakia : 13 Finland : 13 Sweden : 20 United Kingdom : 73.

It is proposed that this Decision shall be revised sufficiently far in advance of the beginning of the 2019-2024 parliamentary term on the basis of an initiative of the European Parliament presented before the end of 2016 with the aim of establishing a system which in future will make it possible, before each fresh election to the European Parliament, to allocate the seats between Member States in an objective, fair, durable and transparent way.

The allocation should respect the principle of degressive proportionality, taking account of any change in their number and demographic trends in their population, as duly ascertained thus respecting the overall balance of the institutional system.

Documents
2013/05/28
   EP - TRZASKOWSKI Rafał (PPE) appointed as rapporteur in AFCO
2013/05/28
   EP - GUALTIERI Roberto (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in AFCO

History

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  • date: 2013-05-31T00:00:00 docs: type: Legislative proposal published title: 00110/2013 body: EC commission: type: Legislative proposal published
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  • date: 2013-05-31T00:00:00 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC docs: title: 00110/2013 summary: PURPOSE: to establish the composition of the European Parliament. PROPOSED ACT: European Council Decision. BACKGROUND: Article 2(1) and (2) of Protocol No 36 on transitional provisions will expire at the end of the 2009-2014 parliamentary term. It is necessary to comply without delay with the provisions of Article 2(3) of Protocol No 36 and therefore to adopt the decision provided for in the second subparagraph of Article 14(2) of the Treaty on European Union, in order to enable Member States to enact in good time the necessary domestic measures for organising the elections to the European Parliament for the 2014-2019 parliamentary term. The first subparagraph of Article 14(2) of the Treaty on European Union lays down the criteria for the composition of the European Parliament, namely: (i) that representatives of the Union's citizens are not to exceed 750, plus the President, (ii) that representation is to be degressively proportional, with a minimum threshold of 6 members per Member State, and (iii) that no Member State is to be allocated more than 96 seats. LEGAL BASIS: Article 14(2) of the Treaty on European Union (TEU). CONTENT: by applying the principle of degressive proportionality provided for by the Treaty on European Union, it is proposed to establish the number of representatives in the European Parliament elected in each Member States for the 2014-2019 parliamentary term as follows: Belgium : 21 Bulgaria : 17 Czech Republic : 21 Denmark : 13 Germany : 96 Estonia : 6 Ireland : 11 Greece : 21 Spain : 54 France : 74 Croatia : 11 Italy : 73 Cyprus : 6 Latvia : 8 Lithuania : 11 Luxembourg : 6 Hungary : 21 Malta : 6 Netherlands : 26 Austria : 18 Poland : 51 Portugal : 21 Romania : 32 Slovenia : 8 Slovakia : 13 Finland : 13 Sweden : 20 United Kingdom : 73. It is proposed that this Decision shall be revised sufficiently far in advance of the beginning of the 2019-2024 parliamentary term on the basis of an initiative of the European Parliament presented before the end of 2016 with the aim of establishing a system which in future will make it possible, before each fresh election to the European Parliament, to allocate the seats between Member States in an objective, fair, durable and transparent way. The allocation should respect the principle of degressive proportionality, taking account of any change in their number and demographic trends in their population, as duly ascertained thus respecting the overall balance of the institutional system.
  • date: 2013-06-10T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2013-06-10T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2013-06-10T00:00:00 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A7-2013-213&language=EN title: A7-0213/2013 summary: The Committee on Constitutional Affairs adopted the report by Roberto GUALTIERI (S&D, IT) and Rafał TRZASKOWSKI (EPP, PL) on the draft European Council decision establishing the composition of the European Parliament. The committee recommends the European Parliament to give its consent to the draft European Council decision.
  • date: 2013-06-12T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=23067&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2013-06-12T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P7-TA-2013-265 title: T7-0265/2013 summary: The European Parliament gave its consent by 574 votes to 71, with 39 abstentions, to the draft European Council decision establishing the composition of the European Parliament. It should be noted that the draft European Council decision remains unchanged as regards the allocation of seats between Member States as proposed by Parliament in its resolution of 13 March 2013 .
  • date: 2013-06-28T00:00:00 type: Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament body: EP/CSL
  • date: 2013-06-28T00:00:00 type: End of procedure in Parliament body: EP
  • date: 2013-06-29T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal summary: PURPOSE: to establish the composition of the European Parliament. NON-LEGISLATIVE ACT: European Council Decision (2013/312/EU) establishing the composition of the European Parliament. CONTENT: in the application of the principle of degressive proportionality provided for in the first subparagraph of Article 14(2) of the Treaty on European Union, the number of representatives in the European Parliament elected in each Member State is hereby set as follows for the 2014-2019 parliamentary term : Belgium : 21 Bulgaria : 17 Czech Republic : 21 Denmark : 13 Germany : 96 Estonia : 6 Ireland : 11 Greece : 21 Spain : 54 France : 74 Croatia : 11 Italy : 73 Cyprus : 6 Latvia : 8 Lithuania : 11 Luxembourg : 6 Hungary : 21 Malta : 6 Netherlands : 26 Austria : 18 Poland : 51 Portugal : 21 Romania : 32 Slovenia : 8 Slovakia : 13 Finland : 13 Sweden : 20 United Kingdom : 73. This Decision shall be revised sufficiently far in advance of the beginning of the 2019-2024 parliamentary term on the basis of an initiative of the European Parliament presented before the end of 2016 with the aim of establishing a system which in future will make it possible, before each fresh election to the European Parliament, to allocate the seats between Member States in an objective, fair, durable and transparent way. ENTRY INTO FORCE: 30/06/2013. docs: title: Decision 2013/312 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32013D0312 title: OJ L 181 29.06.2013, p. 0057 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2013:181:TOC
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