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Seventh European Parliament

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Major eventsEdit

ActivityEdit

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Source
Reports [1]
Resolutions and positions [2]
Parliamentary questions [3]
Written declarations [4]

Major resolutions and positionsEdit

Resolution/position number Procedure number Notes

CommitteesEdit

SummaryEdit

Type Number Sources Notes
Standing committee [5]
Temporary committee [6]
Committee of enquiry [7]

Temporary committeesEdit

Code Committee Report Sources

Committees of enquiryEdit

Code Committee Report Sources

DelegationsEdit

Type Number Sources
Europe delegations [8]
Non-Europe delegations [9]
Ad-hoc delegations [10]

Political groupsEdit

See membership below for details of size
Group name Acronym Seats Percent Chairs Vice-Presidents
  European People's Party EPP 265 36%   Joseph Daul 5
  Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats S&D 184 25%   Martin Schulz 5
  Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group ALDE 84 11.4%   Guy Verhofstadt 2
  The Greens–European Free Alliance GREENS/EFA 55 7.5%   Rebecca Harms
  Daniel Cohn-Bendit
1
  European Conservatives and Reformists ECR 54 7.3%   Michał Kamiński 0[nb 3]
  European United Left–Nordic Green Left GUE-NGL 35 4.8%   Lothar Bisky 0
  Europe of Freedom and Democracy EFD 32 4.3%   Nigel Farage
  Francesco Speroni
0
  Non-Inscrits[nb 4] NA 27 3.7% --- 1[nb 5]

Members in groups by countryEdit

Political group[1]
Country
EPP S&D ALDE Greens/EFA ECR GUE-NGL EFD NI MEPs
Austria 6 4 2 3 17
Belgium 5 5 5 4 1 2 22
Bulgaria 6 4 5 2 17
Cyprus 2 2 2 6
Czech Republic 2 7 9 4 22
Denmark 1 4 3 2 1 2 13
Estonia 1 1 3 1 6
Finland 4 2 4 2 1 13
France 29 14 6 14 5 1 3 72
Germany 42 23 12 14 8 99
Greece 8 8 1 3 2 22
Hungary 14 4 1 3 22
Ireland 4 3 4 1 12
Italy 35 21 7 9 72
Latvia 3 1 1 1 1 1 8
Lithuania 4 3 2 1 2 12
Luxembourg 3 1 1 1 6
Malta 2 3 5
Netherlands 5 3 6 3 1 2 1 4 25
Poland 28 7 15 50
Portugal 10 7 5 22
Romania 14 11 5 3 33
Slovakia 6 5 1 1 13
Slovenia 3 2 2 7
Spain 23 21 2 2 1 1 50
Sweden 5 5 4 3 1 18
United Kingdom 13 11 5 25 1 13 4 72
Total 265 184 84 55 54 35 32 27 736

LeadershipEdit

PresidentsEdit

Term President
(or candidate)
Group State Votes
14 July 2009 – 17 January 2012[2] Jerzy Buzek   EPP   Poland 555
Eva-Britt Svensson   GUE-NGL   Sweden 89
17 January 2012–[3] Martin Schulz   PES   Germany 387
Nirj Deva   ECR   United Kingdom 142
Diana Wallis   ALDE   United Kingdom 141

Vice-PresidentsEdit

Group Vice-President
(or candidate)
State Votes in: Pick
1st round 2nd round 3rd round
EPP Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou  Greece 355 --- ---  
Roberta Angelilli   Italy 277 266 274  
Alejo Vidal-Quadras   Spain 332 303 308  
Pál Schmitt   Hungary 266 239 257  
Rainer Wieland   Germany 267 235 237  
S&D Giovanni Pittella   Italy 360 --- ---  
Stavros Lambrinidis  Greece 348 --- ---  
Miguel Angel Martínez Martínez   Spain 330 292 327  
Dagmar Roth-Behrendt   Germany 299 288 287  
Libor Rouček   Czech Republic 284 276 278  
ALDE Diana Wallis   UK 303 274 272  
Silvana Koch-Mehrin   Germany 148 141 186  
ECR Michał Kamiński   Poland 194 175 174  
Edward McMillan-Scott (non-attached)[nb 6]   UK 237 242 244  
GREENS/EFA Isabelle Durant   Belgium 268 259 276  

QuaestorsEdit

Group Quaestor
(or candidate)
State Votes in: Pick
1st round 2nd round 3rd round
EPP Jim Higgins   Ireland 352 --- ---  
Astrid Lulling   Luxembourg 322 327 306  
Ria Oomen-Ruijten   Netherlands 161 187 186  
S&D Lidia Geringer de Oedenberg   Poland 398 --- ---  
ALDE Bill Newton Dunn   UK 164 202 208  
ECR James Nicholson   UK 171 172 176  
GUE-NGL Jiří Maštálka   Czech Republic 206 283 293  
EFD Francesco Speroni   Italy 145 130 131  

MembershipEdit

After the 2009 election, the members formed seven groups with around 26 independent members, mainly from the far right which failed to unify into a political group. With the Treaty of Lisbon not in force in time for the elections, the national distribution followed the rules of the Treaty of Nice which necessitated a reduction to 736 members. Extra members will join the chamber if Lisbon comes into force.[4]

The seventh parliament ended with a total of 766 MEPs (including Croatia) and was slimmed down to 751 at the start of the eight parliament.

For the seventh parliament, the number of women increased from 31% to 35% (the highest to date, from 16% in 1979) with increases in most countries. The largest percentage was in Sweden, with 56% of MEPs women, followed by Estonia with 50%. The lowest was Malta with no women members at all, followed by the Czech Republic with 18%, down from 21%.[5]

From inauguration, the youngest member was Emilie Turunen of Denmark (born in 1984 making her 25) and the oldest member was Ciriaco de Mita of Italy (born 1928 making him 81).[6] Usually the oldest member would preside over the chamber for the election of the Parliament's President. However, with concern that the far-right Jean-Marie Le Pen would be the oldest member (rather than De Mita) the rules were changed to give this role to the outgoing President.[7]

Groups[8]
Group Seats
Inauguration 5 March 2010
  European People's Party 265 265
  Socialists and Democrats 184 184
  Liberals and Democrats 84 85 3
  Greens/European Free Alliance 55 55
  Conservatives and Reformists 55 54 1
  European United Left – Nordic Green Left 35 35
  Europe of Freedom and Democracy 32 30 2,4
  Non-attached 26 28

1 Edward McMillan-Scott was expelled from the Conservative Party on 15 September 2009;[9]
2 Nikki Sinclaire was expelled from the UK Independence Party on 4 March 2010.[10]
3 Edward McMillan-Scott joined Liberal Democrats on 12 March 2010.[11]

4 Mike Nattrass left UK Independence Party on 23 June 2010.[12]

Apportionment
State Seats State Seats
  Germany 99   France 72
  UK 72   Italy 72
  Spain 50   Poland 50
  Romania 33   Netherlands 25
 Greece 22   Portugal 22
  Belgium 22   Czech Republic 22
  Hungary 22   Sweden 18
  Austria 17   Bulgaria 17
  Denmark 13   Slovakia 13
  Finland 13   Ireland 12
  Lithuania 12   Latvia 8
  Slovenia 7   Estonia 6
  Cyprus 6   Luxembourg 6
 Malta 5 Total 736

SecretariatEdit

Office Post Name Source
Office of the Secretary-General Secretary-General of the European Parliament   Klaus Welle [11]
Legal Service Jurisconsult of the European Parliament   Christian Pennera [12]
Directorate-General for the Presidency Director-General   Francesca Ratti [13]
Directorate-General for Internal Policies of the Union Director-General   Riccardo Ribera d'Alcala [14]
Directorate-General for External Policies of the Union Director-General   Luis Marco Aguiriano Nalda [15]
Directorate-General for Communication Director-General   Juana Lahousse-Juarez [16]
Directorate-General for Personnel Director-General   Yves Quittin [17]
Directorate-General for Infrastructure and Logistics Director-General   Constantin Stratigakis [18]
Directorate-General for Translation Director-General ? [19]
Directorate-General for Interpretation and Conferences Director-General ? [20]
Directorate-General for Finance Director-General ? [21]

See alsoEdit

ElectionsEdit

Membership listsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The Treaties of Rome and Treaty of Maastricht as amended by the Treaty of Nice and all preceding amending treaties.
  2. ^ The Treaties of Rome and Treaty of Maastricht as amended by the Treaty of Lisbon and all preceding amending treaties.
  3. ^ Edward MacMillan-Scott, standing in opposition to the policy of the ECR and his national party, the Conservatives, was expelled from the group.
  4. ^ Independents, not a group
  5. ^ After the election ECR expelled McMillan-Scott.
  6. ^ After the election ECR threw McMillan-Scott away.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Results of the 2009 European Elections". TNS opinion in collaboration with the European Parliament. 8 July 2009. Archived from the original on 19 June 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2009.
  2. ^ http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/expert/infopress_page/008-58064-195-07-29-901-20090713IPR58063-14-07-2009-2009-false/default_en.htm
  3. ^ "Martin Schulz elected President of the European Parliament - News - European Parliament".
  4. ^ "European elections 2009 – Thursday 4 June 2009 72 MEPs to be elected in the United Kingdom". European Parliament website. 16 December 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2009.
  5. ^ "Briefing special edition – European Parliament constituent plenary sitting – Strasbourg 14–16 July 2009". European Parliament website. 9 July 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2009.
  6. ^ "Briefing special edition – European Parliament constituent plenary sitting – Strasbourg 14–16 July 2009". European Parliament website. 9 July 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2009.
  7. ^ Mahony, Honor (6 May 2009). "MEPs stop Le Pen from chairing European Parliament session". EUobserver. Retrieved 20 October 2009.
  8. ^ "Your MEPs: By country and political group". Retrieved 5 March 2010.
  9. ^ "Conservatives expel defiant MEP". BBC News. 16 September 2009.
  10. ^ "Rebel Euro MP Nikki Sinclaire expelled by UKIP". BBC News. 4 March 2010.
  11. ^ "Ex-Tory MEP Edward McMillan-Scott joins Lib Dems". BBC News. 13 July 2010.
  12. ^ "UKIP MEP leaves "eurofriendly" EFD Group". NewEurope. 13 July 2010.

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