Ninth European Parliament

The 9th European Parliament was elected in the 2019 elections and is to last until the 2024 elections.

9th European Parliament
2 July 2019 – TBD
The logo of the European Parliament
President (1st Half)Italy David Sassoli (S&D)
President (2nd Half)TBD
Vice-Presidents
CommissionJuncker (until 1 November 2019)
Von der Leyen (from 1 November 2019)
Political groupsCoalition (442) (unofficial, de-facto):[1]
     EPP (182)
     S&D (153)
     RE (108)

Opposition (304) (unofficial, de-facto):
     Greens/EFA (74)
     ID (73)
     ECR (62)
     GUE-NGL (41)
     NI (54)

     Vacant (4)
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ElectionsMay 2019 (Union)
Treaty on European Union
Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union[a 1]
WebsiteOfficial website

Major eventsEdit

 
The 9th European Parliament's constitutive session, Strasbourg (2 July 2019)

LeadershipEdit

First halfEdit

President S&D David Sassoli   ITA  
Vice Presidents
For order of precedence see the election results
EPP Mairead McGuinness   IRL
EPP Rainer Wieland   GER
EPP Othmar Karas   AUT
EPP Ewa Kopacz   POL
EPP Lívia Járóka   HUN
S&D Pedro Silva Pereira   POR
S&D Katarina Barley   GER
S&D Klára Dobrev   HUN
RE Dita Charanzová   CZE
RE Nicola Beer   GER
G/EFA Heidi Hautala   FIN
G/EFA Marcel Kolaja   CZE
GUE/NGL Dimitrios Papadimoulis   GRE
NI Fabio Massimo Castaldo   ITA
Quaestors EPP Anne Sander   FRA
EPP David Casa   MLT
S&D Monika Beňová   SVK
RE Gilles Boyer   FRA
ECR Karol Karski   POL

Elections of the PresidentEdit

President of the
European Parliament
 
David Sassoli (PES)
of   Italy
from 3 July 2019

3 July 2019 electionEdit

The President was due to be elected at the first meeting of Parliament on 2 July but the vote was delayed until 3 July because of the European Council's ongoing negotiations to fill other major EU roles. Nominations for candidates remained open until late in the evening on 2 July.[4] The President is elected with the majority of valid votes.

Candidate Group Ballots
1st Ballot 2nd Ballot
David Sassoli   ITA S&D 325 345
Jan Zahradil   CZE ECR 162 160
Ska Keller   GER G/EFA 133 119
Sira Rego   SPA GUE/NGL 42 43
Votes cast 662 667
Votes needed for election 332 334
Blank or void 73 37
Voted 735 704
Source: European Parliament News

Elections of the Vice PresidentsEdit

The 14 Vice Presidents are elected in a single ballot by an absolute majority of votes cast. If the number of successful candidates is less than 14, a second vote is held to assign the remaining seats under the same conditions. If a third vote is necessary, a simple majority is sufficient to fill the remaining seats. Vice Presidents take precedence in the order in which they are elected and, in the event of a tie, by age. At each round, MEPs may vote for as many candidates as the number of seats available at that round, but they have to vote for more than half of the positions to be filled.[9]

3 July 2019 electionEdit

Candidate Group Ballots Electronic
1st Ballot 2nd Ballot 3rd Round
Mairead McGuinness   IRL EPP 618
Pedro Silva Pereira   POR S&D 556
Rainer Wieland   GER EPP 516
Katarina Barley   GER S&D 516
Othmar Karas   AUT EPP 477
Ewa Kopacz   POL EPP 461
Klara Dobrev   HUN S&D 402
Dita Charanzová   CZE RE 395
Nicola Beer   GER RE 363
Lívia Járóka   HUN EPP 349
Heidi Hautala   FIN G/EFA 336
Marcel Kolaja   CZE G/EFA 237 426
Dimitrios Papadimoulis   GRE GUE/NGL 303 401
Fabio Massimo Castaldo   ITA NI 143 284 248
Zdzisław Krasnodębski   POL ECR 169 261 85
Mara Bizzotto   ITA ID 130 142 17
Laura Huhtasaari   FIN ID 135 withdrew
Votes cast 661 663 350
Votes needed for election 331 332 175
Blank or void 41 16 61
Voted 702 679 411
Source: European Parliament News

Elections of the QuaestorsEdit

4 July 2019 electionEdit

The five Quaestors were chosen by acclamation.

Candidate Group Votes
Anne Sander   FRA EPP 407
Monika Beňová   SVK S&D 391
David Casa   MLT EPP 391
Gilles Boyer   FRA RE 317
Karol Karski   POL ECR 261
Source: European Parliament News

Political groups leadershipEdit

Political group Presidents Vice Presidents
EPP

[10]

Group of the European People's Party Manfred Weber   GER Dubravka Šuica   CRO
Esteban González Pons   SPA
Ewa Kopacz   POL
Siegfried Mureșan   ROU
Mairead McGuinness   IRL
Esther de Lange   NED
Arnaud Danjean   FRA
Andrey Kovatchev   BUL
Vangelis Meimarakis   GRE
Paulo Rangel   POR
S&D

[11]

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament Iratxe García   SPA Éric Andrieu   FRA
Simona Bonafé
from 11 September 2019
  ITA
Biljana Borzan   CRO
Miriam Dalli   MLT
Heléne Fritzon   SWE
Claude Moraes   UK
Kati Piri   NED
Rovana Plumb   ROU
Ismail Ertug
from 11 September 2019
  GER
Bernd Lange
until ????
  GER
Roberto Gualtieri
until 5 September 2019
  ITA
RE

[12]

Renew Europe Group Dacian Cioloș   ROU Malik Azmani   NED
Katalin Cseh   HUN
Luis Garicano   SPA
Martin Horwood   UK
Morten Løkkegaard   DEN
Iskra Mihaylova   BUL
Frédérique Ries   BEL
Dominique Riquet   FRA
G/EFA

[13]

Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance Ska Keller   GER Alice Bah Kuhnke   SWE
Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield   FRA
Bas Eickhout   NED
Terry Reintke   GER
Philippe Lamberts   BEL
Molly Scott Cato   UK
Alyn Smith   UK
Ernest Urtasun   SPA
ID

[14]

Identity and Democracy Group Marco Zanni   ITA Nicolas Bay   FRA
Jörg Meuthen   GER
ECR

[15]

European Conservatives and Reformists Raffaele Fitto   ITA Roberts Zīle   LAT
Assita Kanko   BEL
Peter Lundgren   SWE
Ryszard Legutko   POL Daniel Hannan   UK
Derk Jan Eppink   NED
Hermann Tertsch   SPA
GUE/NGL

[16]

Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left Manon Aubry   FRA João Ferreira   POR
Marisa Matias   POR
Martin Schirdewan   GER Sira Rego   SPA
Nikolaj Villumsen   DEN

Political groups and partiesEdit

There are currently 7 political groups in the parliament, one less than the previous parliament. Each MEP can belong to only one group. Political groups can be founded by at least 25 MEPs which come from at least one quarter of all EU member states (currently seven).[3]

Current situationEdit

Political group
and affiliated European political parties
MEPs
Pre-Brexit Post-Brexit
EPP

[17]

Group of the European People's Party
- European People's Party
182 / 751
187 / 705
  5
24.23% 26.52%   2.29%
S&D

[18]

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
- Party of European Socialists
153 / 751
148 / 705
  6
20.24% 19.70%   0.84%
RE

[19]

Renew Europe Group
- Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party
- European Democratic Party
108 / 751
97 / 705
  11
14.38% 13.76%   0.62%
G/EFA

[20]

Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
- European Green Party
- European Free Alliance
- European Pirate Party
- Volt Europa
74 / 751
67 / 705
  7
9.84% 9.50%   0.34%
ID

[14]

Identity and Democracy Group
- Identity and Democracy Party
73 / 751
76 / 705
  3
9.72% 10.78%   1.06%
ECR

[21]

European Conservatives and Reformists
- Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe
- European Christian Political Movement
62 / 751
62 / 705
  0
8.26% 8.79%   0.53%
GUE/NGL

[22]

Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
- Party of the European Left
- Nordic Green Left Alliance
- Now the People!
- Animal Politics EU
41 / 751
40 / 705
  1
5.46% 5.67%   0.21%
NI

[23]

Non-inscrits and others
- including Brexit Party, DUP, Five Star Movement, Jobbik, Golden Dawn, KKE, Živi zid, Die Partei and Kotleba
54 / 751
25 / 705
  29
7.19% 3.33%   3.86%
Vacant[24][25][26][27] 4 3   46
Source for MEPs: Seats by Member State

MembersEdit

List of membersEdit

MEPs that previously served as President or Prime Minister:

MEPs that previously served as European Commissioner:

MEPs that previously served as presiding officer of a national parliament:

MEPs that previously served as President of the European Parliament:

MEPs that previously served as foreign minister:

Seat allocationsEdit

If and when the United Kingdom leaves the EU, 27 seats will be reallocated to the other member states and the other 46 seats will be abolished, for a total of 705 MEPs.[28]

Member state Current seats Post-Brexit seats Change
  Austria 18 19   1
  Belgium 21 21   0
  Bulgaria 17 17   0
  Croatia 11 12   1
  Cyprus 6 6   0
  Czech Republic 21 21   0
  Denmark 13 14   1
  Estonia 6 7   1
  Finland 13 14   1
  France 74 79   5
  Germany 96 96   0
  Greece 21 21   0
  Hungary 21 21   0
  Ireland 11 13   2
  Italy 73 76   3
  Latvia 8 8   0
  Lithuania 11 11   0
  Luxembourg 6 6   0
  Malta 6 6   0
  Netherlands 26 29   3
  Poland 51 52   1
  Portugal 21 21   0
  Romania 32 33   1
  Slovakia 13 14   1
  Slovenia 8 8   0
  Spain 54 59   5
  Sweden 20 21   1
  United Kingdom 73 0   73
Total 751 705   46
[29][30][31]

Post-Brexit political groups membership changesEdit

Member state Political groups MEPs
EPP
(EPP)
S&D
(PES)
RE
(ALDE, EDP)
ECR
(AECR, ECPM)
GUE/NGL
(EL, NGLA, EACL)
G/EFA
(EGP, EFA)
ID
(EAPN)
NI
  Austria +1 (Grüne) +1
  Croatia +1 (SDP) +1
  Denmark +1 (V) +1
  France +1 (PS) +2 (LREM) +1 (EELV) +1 (RN) +5
  Estonia +1 (ISAMAA) +1
  Finland +1 (VIHR) +1
  Ireland +1 (FG) +1 (FF) +2
  Italy +1 (FI) +1 (FdI) +1 (LN) +3
  Netherlands +1(VVD) +1 (FvD) +1 (PVV) +3
  Poland +1 (PiS) +1
  Romania +1 (PSD) +1
  Slovakia +1 (KDH) +1
  Spain +1 (PP) +1 (PSOE) +1 (C's) +1 (VOX) +1 (JxCat) +5
  Sweden +1 (MP) +1
  United Kingdom -10 (Lab) -16 (LibDem)
-1 (Alliance Party)
-4 (Con) -1 (SF) -7 (Green)
-3 (SNP)
-1 (PC)
-1 (DUP)
-29 (Brexit Party)
-73
Total +5 -6 -11 0 -1 -7 +3 -29 MEPs
EPP S&D RE ECR GUE/NGL G/EFA ID NI

Former membersEdit

Group Name State MEP until Reason Source
S&D André Bradford   POR 18 July 2019 Death [26]
S&D Roberto Gualtieri   ITA 5 September 2019 Named Minister of Economy and Finances of Italy [27]

Elected MEPs that did not take the seatEdit

Group Name State Reason Source
S&D Frans Timmermans   NED Remained European Commissioner for the Netherlands [32]
EPP Mariya Gabriel   BUL Remained European Commissioner for Bulgaria [33]
EPP Valdis Dombrovskis   LAT Remained European Commissioner for Latvia [34]

Working bodiesEdit

Standing committeesEdit

MEPs are divided up among 20 standing committees. Each MEP is usually member of one committee and a substitute member of another. Committees discuss legislative proposals from the Commission before the European Parliament decides on them in plenary session. The European Parliament has an equal role to the Council of the EU in the ordinary legislative procedure, which is usually used in decision-making process at the EU level.[35]

Each committee elects its chair and vice chairs to lead the work of the committee. Committee chairs are members of the Conference of Committee Chairs, which coordinates the work of all the committees.[35]

Committee Members First half of the term
Chair Vice Chairs
Committee on Foreign Affairs AFET 71 EPP David McAllister   GER ECR Witold Waszczykowski   POL
TBD
TBD
TBD
Subcommittee on Security and Defence SEDE 30 RE Nathalie Loiseau   FRA S&D Nikos Androulakis   GRE
EPP Kinga Gál   HUN
GUE/NGL Özlem Demirel   GER
EPP Lukas Mandl   AUT
Subcommittee on Human Rights DROI 30 S&D Marie Arena   BEL RE Irina Von Wiese   UK
G/EFA Hannah Neumann   GER
EPP Karoline Edtstadler   AUT
S&D Raphaël Glucksmann   FRA
Committee on Development DEVE 26 EPP Tomas Tobé   SWE G/EFA Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana   GER
S&D Norbert Neuser   GER
RE Chrysoula Zacharopoulou   FRA
G/EFA Erik Marquardt   GER
Committee on International Trade INTA 41 S&D Bernd Lange   GER ECR Jan Zahradil   CZE
EPP Iuliu Winkler   ROM
EPP Anna Michelle Asimakopoulou   GRE
RE Marie-Pierre Vedrenne   FRA
Committee on Budgets BUDG 41 ECR Johan Van Overtveldt   BEL EPP Janusz Lewandowski   POL
RE Olivier Chastel   BEL
S&D Margarida Marques   POR
EPP Niclas Herbst   GER
Committee on Budgetary Control CONT 30 EPP Monika Hohlmeier   GER S&D Isabel García Muñoz   SPA
S&D Caterina Chinnici   ITA
RE Martina Dlabajová   CZE
EPP Tamás Deutsch   HUN
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs ECON 60 S&D Roberto Gualtieri
until 5 September 2019
  ITA EPP Luděk Niedermayer   CZE
RE Stéphanie Yon-Courtin   FRA
Irene Tinagli
from 5 September 2019
ECR Derk Jan Eppink   NED
GUE/NGL José Gusmão   POR
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs EMPL 55 ECR Lucia Ďuriš Nicholsonová   SVK S&D Vilija Blinkevičiūtė   LIT
GUE/NGL Sandra Pereira   POR
EPP Tomáš Zdechovský   CZE
G/EFA Katrin Langensiepen   GER
Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety ENVI 76 RE Pascal Canfin   FRA G/EFA Bas Eickhout   NED
S&D Seb Dance   UK
EPP Cristian Bușoi   ROM
GUE/NGL Anja Hazekamp   NED
Committee on Industry, Research and Energy ITRE 72 EPP Cristian Bușoi   ROM ECR Zdzisław Krasnodębski   POL
RE Morten Petersen   DEN
S&D Patrizia Toia   ITA
S&D Lina Gálvez   SPA
Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection IMCO 45 G/EFA Petra De Sutter   BEL RE Pierre Karleskind   FRA
S&D Maria Grapini   ROM
EPP Róża Thun   POL
S&D Maria Manuel Leitão Marques   POR
Committee on Transport and Tourism TRAN 49 G/EFA Karima Delli   FRA S&D Johan Danielsson   SWE
EPP Sven Schulze   GER
S&D István Ujhelyi   HUN
RE Jan-Christoph Oetjen   GER
Committee on Regional Development REGI 43 GUE/NGL Younous Omarjee   FRA EPP Krzysztof Hetman   POL
RE Cristian Ghinea   ROM
S&D Adrian-Dragoş Benea   ROM
EPP Isabel Benjumea Benjumea   SPA
Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development AGRI 48 EPP Norbert Lins   GER G/EFA Francisco Guerreiro   POR
EPP Daniel Buda   ROM
ECR Mazaly Aguilar   SPA
RE Elsi Katainen   FIN
Committee on Fisheries PECH 28 RE Chris Davies   UK EPP Peter van Dalen   NED
RE Søren Gade   DEN
S&D Giuseppe Ferrandino   ITA
EPP Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar   POR
Committee on Culture and Education CULT 31 EPP Sabine Verheyen   GER G/EFA Romeo Franz   GER
ECR Dace Melbārde   LAT
S&D Julie Ward   UK
TBD
Committee on Legal Affairs JURI 25 RE Lucy Nethsingha   UK G/EFA Sergey Lagodinsky   GER
EPP Marion Walsmann   GER
S&D Iban García del Blanco   SPA
ECR Raffaele Stancanelli   ITA
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs LIBE 68 S&D Juan Fernando López Aguilar   SPA RE Maite Pagazaurtundúa   SPA
S&D Pietro Bartolo   ITA
TBD
EPP Emil Radev   BUL
Committee on Constitutional Affairs AFCO 28 EPP Antonio Tajani   ITA S&D Gaby Bischoff   GER
RE Charles Goerens   LUX
S&D Giuliano Pisapia   ITA
TBD
Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality FEMM 35 S&D Evelyn Regner   AUT GUE/NGL María Eugenia Rodríguez Palop   SPA
G/EFA Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield   FRA
EPP Eliza Vozemberg   GRE
S&D Robert Biedroń   POL
Committee on Petitions PETI 35 EPP Dolors Montserrat   SPA G/EFA Tatjana Ždanoka   LAT
RE Yana Toom   EST
ECR Ryszard Czarnecki   POL
S&D Cristina Maestre   SPA
Sources:[35][36][37][38]

Other bodiesEdit

Body Members President Members
Conference of Presidents BCPR 11 S&D David Sassoli (ex-officio)   ITA President of the European Parliament
Presidents of political groups
One NI MEP, invited by the President (no voting right)
The Bureau BURO 20 S&D David Sassoli (ex-officio)   ITA President of the European Parliament
Vice Presidents of the European Parliament
Quaestors (in advisory capacity)
College of Quaestors QUE 5 / Quaestors
Conference of Committee Chairs CCC 22 EPP Antonio Tajani   ITA Chairs of all standing and temporary committees
Conference of Delegation Chairs CDC 45 Chairs of all standing interparliamentary delegations
Sources:[39][40]

Composition of the executiveEdit

Executive
     
President of the European Council President of the European Commission High Representative
Charles Michel (ALDE)
of   Belgium
from 1 December 2019
Ursula von der Leyen (EPP)
of   Germany
from 1 December 2019
Josep Borrell (PES)
of   Spain
from 1 December 2019
Parliament term:
2 July 2019 - TBA
European Council
President   Donald Tusk (EPP), until 31 November 2019
President   Charles Michel (ALDE), from 1 December 2019
European Commission
Juncker Commission, until 30 November 2019
President   Jean-Claude Juncker (EPP), until 30 November 2019
High Representative   Federica Mogherini (PES), until 30 November 2019
Von der Leyen Commission, taking office on 1 December 2019
President   Ursula von der Leyen (EPP), from 1 December 2019
High Representative   Josep Borrell (PES), from 1 December 2019

Appointment of the new executiveEdit

On 2 July 2019 European Council finished a three-day-long summit with a decision to propose the following for approval by the Parliament:[41]

Euroepan Parliament confirmed Ursula von Der Leyen as President of the European Commission on 16 July 2019.

On the same summit Charles Michel (ALDE), incumbent Prime Minister of Belgium was elected a new President of the European Council and President of Euro Summit for a 2.5 years term.

President of the Commission ConfirmationEdit

Secret paper ballot took place on 16 July 2019.

Candidate Votes cast Majority In favor Against Blank Source
EPP Ursula von der Leyen   GER 733 374 383 327 22 [7]

Von der Leyen Commission ConfirmationEdit

Following the election of the new President of the Commission, President-elect called upon member states to propose candidates for European Commissioners. The President-elect, in agreement with the European Council, assigned to each proposed candidate a portfolio, and the Council sent the list of candidates to the European Parliament. Candidates were then questioned about their knowledge of the assigned portfolio and confirmed by European Parliament Committees. When all of the candidates were confirmed by the respective committee, European Parliament took a vote of confirmation of the new European Commission in the plenary session. European Commission was then officially appointed by the European Council using qualified majority.[42] Commissioners took the oath of office before the Court of Justice of the EU before officially taking office.

Coalition Commission Votes cast Majority In favor Against Abstain Source
EPP Von der Leyen Commission 707 374 461 157 89 [43]
S&D
RE
Commissioners-designate ConfirmationsEdit

The responsible committee held a 3-hour hearing of the Commissioner-designate to examine the candidate's competence and suitability. Committee decided if candidate is suitable to become a European Commissioner and if their knowledge of the portfolio is sufficient. After each hearing, the committee voted on the candidate. Decisions of the committee were first taken by the coordinators of the EP political groups, at this point each candidate needed support of 2/3 of coordinators, if support was reached, the candidate was confirmed. If such support was not reached, then committee as a whole took a vote on a Commissioner-designate, where a candidate needed the support of the majority of committee members. If candidate was rejected by the committee as well, President-elect could propose a new candidate, in which case a new hearing would take place for a new candidate. Coordinators could also decide to hold additional hearing of 1.5 hours or demand additional written answers. If there were more committees hearing one candidate, all committees would give a joint evaluation.[citation needed]

The first round of hearings took place from 30 September until 8 October 2019, followed by the evaluation by the BCPR (Conference of Presidents) on 15 October 2019. If any of the candidates would be rejected by the responsible committee, new hearings would take place on 14 and 15 October 2019, followed by BCPR evaluation on 16 October 2019. BCPR closed hearings process on 17 October 2019.[8] Before the hearings begin, Committee on Legal Affairs, on 19 September 2019, examined if there was a possibility of a conflict of interests for any of the candidates for commissioners.[citation needed]

The United Kingdom, which had been expected to leave the EU on 31 October 2019, did not nominate a candidate for commissioner.[44] However, as there is a possibility that Brexit could be postponed again, UK would have to nominate a candidate for commissioner, President-elect Ursula von der Leyen said.[45]

It was reported by Euractiv on 26 September 2019 that commissioners-designate László Trócsányi of Hungary (Neighbourhood and Enlargement) and Rovana Plumb of Romania (Transport) will be questioned by the European Parliament Legal Affairs Committee about their declarations of interests due to potential conflict of interests and "discrepancies in property statements". Other commissioners-designate were approved by the Committee, including Didier Reynders of Belgium (Justice) and Sylvie Goulard of France (Internal Market) who are under investigation by respective national authorities due to corruption allegations or misuse of EU money, accoriding to one of the MEPs because the Committee does not have the authority to question candidates beyond facts stated in the declarations od interests. Euractiv also reports that Janusz Wojciechowski of Poland (Agriculture) might as well be questioned by the Committee.[46] Euractiv reported later that day that Rovana Plumb of Romania was rejected as a European Commissioner-designate by 10 votes to 6 (with 2 abstentions). Hungarian Commissioner-designate László Trócsányi was rejected on 26 September as well by 11 votes to 9 due to his personal finances in connection with his law firm, he founded before becoming Minister of Justice and due to concerns about "connections to Russia" in relation to extradition of Russian suspects to Russia.[47] It is up to the President-elect Ursula von der Leyen to take further decisions on candidates, while JURI approval is a necessary precondition for hearings to take place. This was the first time that candidates have been rejected by the JURI Committee.[citation needed]

Following the JURI Committee decision to reject László Trócsányi, he published a statement on his Twitter account later that day, stating that he will take all legal steps against the decision.[48] This could have an impact on the process of formation of the new European Commission which is due to take office on 1 November 2019.[citation needed]

The Legal Affairs Committee was asked to decide on both rejected candidates again and on 30 September 2019 JURI again rejected both of the candidates, Plumb with 13 votes to 7 and Trócsányi with 12 votes to 9.[49] Following the vote, President-elect Von der Leyen asked the national governments of Romania and Hungary to propose new candidates. Hungary already proposed a new candidate Olivér Várhelyi, its Permanent Representative to the EU.[50]

According to several media reports hearings before the European Parliament committeess could be tough for:[51][52]

  • Janusz Wojciechowski - European Commissioner-designate for Agriculture (due to ongoing investigation by OLAF regarding irregularities in the reimbursement of travel expenses when he was MEP; it was reported on 27 September by Politico that OLAF dropped investigation because Wojciechowski already payed the money back to the Euroepan Parliament)[53][54]
  • Didier Reynders - European Commissioner-designate for Justice (due to investigation by the national authorities regarding corruption and money laundering in the Democratic Republic of Congo; it was reported by Politico on 27 September 2019 that Belgian prosecutor dropped the investigation against Reynders and found no wrongdoing)[55][56]
  • Sylvie Goulard - European Commissioner-designate for Internal Market (due to alleged misuse of EU funds)[57]
  • Paolo Gentiloni - European Commissioner-designate for Economy (due to his role in Italian economy as Prime Minister)[52]
  • Dubravka Šuica - Vice-President-designate for Democracy and Demography (due to personal finances and possession of many real estate worth more than 5 million euros in light of her work as teacher, mayor and MP, and due to her views on women's rights, especially freedom of birth and due to her past votings as MEP where she objected abortion)[58]
Schedule of the hearingsEdit
Date 9:00-12:00 14:30-17:30 18:30-21:30
30 September 2019 Maroš Šefčovič
of   Slovakia
Vice-President-designate for Inter-Institutional Relations and Foresight
Phil Hogan
of   Ireland
European Commissioner-designate for Trade
AFCO JURI PETI ITRE
INTA
Mariya Gabriel
of   Bulgaria
European Commissioner-designate for Innivation and Youth
ITRE CULT
1 October 2019 Nicolas Schmit
of   Luxembourg
European Commissioner-designate for Jobs
Janusz Wojciechowski[59]
of   Poland
European Commissioner-designate for Agriculture
HEARING NO. 1
László Trócsányi[60]
of   Hungary
European Commissioner-designate for Neighbourhood and Enlargement
NO HEARING HELD
EMPL ECON
AGRI ENVI
AFET
Jutta Urpilainen
of   Finland
European Commissioner-designate for International Partnerships
Ylva Johansson
of   Sweden
European Commissioner-designate for Home Affairs
Stella Kyriakidou
of   Cyprus
European Commissioner-designate for Health
DEVE
LIBE
ENVI AGRI
2 October 2019 Didier Reynders
of   Belgium
European Commissioner-designate for Justice
Helena Dalli
of   Malta
European Commissioner-designate for Equality
Elisa Ferreira
of   Portugal
European Commissioner-designate for Cohesion and Reforms
LIBE JURI IMCO
FEMM EMPL LIBE
REGI BUDG ECON
Rovana Plumb[61]
of   Romania
European Commissioner-designate for Transport
NO HEARING HELD
Sylvie Goulard
of   France
European Commissioner-designate for Internal Market
HEARING NO. 1
Janez Lenarčič
of   Slovenia
European Commissioner-designate for Crisis Management
TRAN ENVI
IMCO ITRE JURI CULT
DEVE ENVI
3 October 2019 Paolo Gentiloni
of   Italy
European Commissioner-designate for Economy
Virginijus Sinkevičius
of   Lithuania
European Commissioner-designate for Environment and Oceans
Margaritis Schinas
of   Greece
Vice-President-designate for Protecting our European Way of Life
ECON BUDG EMPL
PECH ENVI
LIBE CULT EMPL
Kadri Simson
of   Estonia
European Commissioner-designate for Energy
Johannes Hahn
of   Austria
European Commissioner-designate for Budget and Administration
Dubravka Šuica
of   Croatia
Vice-President-designate for Democracy and Demography
ITRE ENVI
BUDG CONT JURI
AFCO EMPL
7 October 2019 Věra Jourová
of the   Czech Republic
Vice-President-designate for Values and Transparency
AFCO LIBE JURI
Josep Borrell
of   Spain
Vice-President-designate for A Stronger Europe in the World
and
High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
AFET
8 October 2019 Valdis Dombrovskis
of   Latvia
Executive Vice-President-designate for Economy that Works for People
and
European Commissioner-designate for Financial Markets
Margrethe Vestager
of   Denmark
Executive Vice-President-designate for Europe Fit for Digital Age
and
European Commissioner-designate for Competition
Frans Timmermans
of the   Netherlands
Executive Vice-President-designate for the European Green Deal
and
European Commissioner-designate for Climate Action
ECON EMPL BUDG
ITRE IMCO ECON JURI
ENVI ITRE TRAN
Janusz Wojciechowski[59]
of   Poland
European Commissioner-designate for Agriculture
HEARING NO. 2
AGRI ENVI
10 October 2019 Sylvie Goulard
of   France
European Commissioner-designate for Internal Market
HEARING NO. 2
IMCO ITRE JURI CULT
Source:[62]
  Confirmed candidate
  Candidate with additional hearing
  Rejected candidate
  Responsible Committee
  Associated Committee

Coordinators of political groups in the responsible committees decided that additional written answers will be requested by and potentially additional hearing of 1.5 hours should be held for:

  •   Janusz Wojciechowski of Poland, European Commissioner-designate for Agriculture (additional hearing on 8 October 2018)[63]
  •   Sylvie Goulard of France, European Commissioner-designate for Internal Market (additional hearing on 10 October 2018)[64]
  •   Ylva Johansson of Sweden, European Commissioner-designate for Home Affairs
HearingsEdit
Candidate Official
nomination
Portfolio Committee vote Refs
Date Committee In favor Against Abstain
EPP Johannes Hahn   AUT 22 July 2019 Budget and Administration 3 October 2019 BUDG Confirmed by the Coordinators
no Committee vote
[65]
CONT
JURI
ALDE Didier Reynders   BEL Justice 2 October 2019 LIBE Confirmed by the Coordinators
no Committee vote
JURI
IMCO
EPP Mariya Gabriel   BUL 23 July 2019 Innovation and Youth 30 September 2019 CULT Confirmed by the Coordinators
no Committee vote
[66][67]
ITRE
EPP Dubravka Šuica   CRO 22 August 2019 Democracy and Demography (Vice President) 3 October 2019 AFCO Confirmed by the Coordinators
no Committee vote
[68][69]
EMPL
EPP Stella Kyriakidou   CYP 23 July 2019 Health 1 October 2019 ENVI Confirmed by the Coordinators
no Committee vote
[70][71]
AGRI
ALDE Věra Jourová   CZE 26 August 2019 Values and Transparency (Vice President) 7 October 2019 LIBE Confirmed by the Coordinators
no Committee vote
[72][73]
AFCO
JURI
ALDE Margrethe Vestager   DEN 1 August 2019 A Europe Fit for the Digital Age (Executive Vice President) 8 October 2019 ECON Confirmed by the Coordinators
no Committee vote
[74]
ITRE
IMCO
JURI
ALDE Kadri Simson   EST 22 July 2019 Energy 3 October 2019 ITRE Confirmed by the Coordinators
no Committee vote
[75][76]
ENVI
PES Jutta Urpilainen   FIN 22 July 2019 International Partnerships 1 October 2019 DEVE Confirmed by the Coordinators
no Committee vote
[77]
ALDE Thierry Breton   FRA Internal Market IMCO
ITRE
JURI
CULT
EPP Margaritis Schinas   GRE 23 July 2019 Promoting the European Way of Life (Vice President) 3 October 2019 LIBE Confirmed by the Coordinators
no Committee vote
[78][79]
CULT
EMPL
EPP Olivér Várhelyi   HUN 1 October 2019 Neighbourhood and Enlargement AFET [80]
EPP Phil Hogan   IRL 31 July 2019 Trade 30 September 2019 INTA Confirmed by the Coordinators
no Committee vote
[81][82]
PES Paolo Gentiloni   ITA 6 September 2019 Economy 3 October 2019 ECON Confirmed by the Coordinators
no Committee vote
[83][84]
BUDG
EMPL
EPP Valdis Dombrovskis   LAT 23 July 2019 An Economy that Works for People (Executive Vice President) 8 October 2019 ECON Confirmed by the Coordinators
no Committee vote
[85]
EMPL
BUDG
Ind. Virginijus Sinkevičius   LIT 28 August 2019 Environment, Oceans and Fisheries 3 October 2019 ENVI Confirmed by the Coordinators
no Committee vote
[86]
PECH
PES Nicolas Schmit   LUX Jobs and Social Rights 1 October 2019 EMPL Confirmed by the Coordinators
no Committee vote
ECON
PES Helena Dalli   MLT 31 July 2019 Equality 2 October 2019 FEMM Confirmed by the Coordinators
no Committee vote
[87]
EMPL
LIBE
PES Frans Timmermans   NED 24 July 2019 European Green Deal (Executive Vice President) 8 October 2019 ENVI Confirmed by the Coordinators
no Committee vote
[88]
ITRE
TRAN
ACRE Janusz Wojciechowski   POL 2 September 2019 Agriculture 10 October 2019 AGRI Confirmed by the Coordinators
no Committee vote
[89]
ENVI
PES Elisa Ferreira   POR 26 August 2019 Cohesion and Reforms 2 October 2019 REGI Confirmed by the Coordinators
no Committee vote
[90]
BUDG
ECON
PES Adina-Ioana Vălean   ROM 7 October 2019 Transport TRAN [91]
ENVI
PES Maroš Šefčovič   SVK 19 July 2019 Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight (Vice President) 30 September 2019 AFCO Confirmed by the Coordinators
no Committee vote
[92][93]
JURI
PETI
ITRE
ALDE Janez Lenarčič   SLO 26 July 2019 Crisis Management 2 October 2019 DEVE Confirmed by the Coordinators
no Committee vote
[94][95]
ENVI
PES Josep Borrell   SPA Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (Vice President) 7 October 2019 AFET Confirmed by the Coordinators
no Committee vote
[41][96][97]
PES Ylva Johansson   SWE 8 August 2019 Home Affairs 1 October 2019 LIBE Confirmed by the Coordinators
no Committee vote
[98]
  Responsible Committee
  Associated Committee
Rejected candidatesEdit
Candidate Portfolio Date Reason
PES Rovana Plumb   ROM Transport 26 September 2019 Rejected by the JURI Committee due to discrepancies in her declarations of interests.
EPP László Trócsányi   HUN Neighbourhood and Enlargement 26 September 2019 Rejected by the JURI Committee due to his personal finances in connection with his law firm and possible connections with Russia.
ALDE Sylvie Goulard   FRA Internal Market 10 October 2019 Rejected by the responsible committees after the hearing with 82 votes against, 29 in favour and 1 abstention.

Council presidencyEdit

Presidency of the
Council of the EU
 
Croatia
1 January 2020 - 30 June 2020

The Council of the European Union (Council) is one of three EU institutions involved in the EU lawmaking process. It is the de facto upper house of the EU legislature, the European Parliament being the lower house, with an equal role in the ordinary legislative procedure. The Council consists of ministerial representatives from member states' national governments. Votes are decided by qualified majority (55% of member states and 65% of EU population).

Every six months, a new EU member state takes over the presidency of the Council. As presiding country, it organises Council meetings (with the help of Secretariat General) and decides on their agendas. These agendas are prepared in cooperation with other two member states that are part of each trio, which form common policy agendas over their 18-month period.

Presidency of the Council of the European Union Parliament Commission High Representative
FAC President
European Council
Member state Trio Term Head of Government Cabinet Government coalition
  Romania T9 1 January 2019 –
30 June 2019
PES Prime Minister
Viorica Dăncilă (PSD)
Dăncilă PES PSD VIII Juncker PES Federica Mogherini EPP Donald Tusk
Ind. ALDE
  Finland 1 July 2019 –
31 December 2019
PES Prime Minister
Antti Rinne (SDP)
until 10 December 2019
Rinne PES SDP
ALDE Kesk. IX
EGP VIHR
GUE Vas.
ALDE SFP
Von der Leyen PES Josep Borrell ALDE Charles Michel
Prime Minister
Sanna Marin (SDP)
from 10 December 2019
Marin PES SDP
ALDE Kesk.
GUE Vas.
EGP VIHR
ALDE SFP
  Croatia 1 January 2020 –
30 June 2020
EPP Prime Minister
Andrej Plenković (HDZ)
Plenković EPP HDZ
ALDE HNS
  Germany T10 1 July 2020 –
31 December 2020
EPP Federal Chancellor
Angela Merkel (CDU)
Merkel IV EPP CDU
PES SPD
EPP CSU
  Portugal 1 January 2021 –
30 June 2021
TBD TBD TBD
  Slovenia 1 July 2021 –
31 December 2021
TBD TBD TBD
  France T11 1 January 2022 –
30 June 2022
TBD TBD TBD
  Czech Republic 1 July 2022 –
31 December 2022
TBD TBD TBD TBD
  Sweden 1 January 2023 –
30 June 2023
TBD TBD TBD
  Spain T12 1 July 2023 –
31 December 2023
TBD TBD TBD
  Belgium 1 January 2024 –
30 June 2024
TBD TBD TBD
  Hungary 1 July 2024 –
31 December 2024
TBD TBD TBD
X
TBD TBD

AppointmentsEdit

European Parliament has role in the appointment of:[99]

Position Candidate EP Role Appointer Hearing European Parliament vote Source
Party Name Country Date Committee In favor Against Abstain Date Votes cast Majority In favor Against Abstain
President of the European Central Bank EPP Christine Lagarde   FRA Consultation European Council 4 September 2019 ECON 37 11 4 17 September 2019 649 325 349 206 49 [100][101]
Vice Chair of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank Ind Yves Mersch   LUX Consultation Governing Council of the European Central Bank 4 September 2019 ECON 35 14 4 17 September 2019 678 340 379 230 69
Chief European Public Prosecutor Ind Laura Codruța Kövesi   ROM Appointment European Parliament
Council of the EU
Confirmed by the BCPR, no EP vote. [102]

StatisticsEdit

European Parliament statisticsEdit

There are 300 women MEPs, 39.9% of the whole Parliament. Kira Peter-Hansen of Denmark is the youngest MEP at 21, while Silvio Berlusconi (former Prime Minister of Italy), is the oldest at the age of 82. The average age of all MEPs is 50.[103]

435 of current MEPs is newly elected and weren't members of European Parliament before. 295 MEPs were also members of the previous Parliament. 16 of current MEPs held position before, but not between 2014 and 2019.[103]

 
European
Parliament
Women MEPs New MEPs Age
Youngest Average Oldest
300 / 751
435 / 751
21 50 82

Statistics by member statesEdit

Most bureau positions is held by Germany, while on the other side Slovenia is the only member state that has no bureau positions. With 5, Germany has most Committee Chairmen, followed by France with 4.

Finland (with 7 women out of 13 MEPs) and Sweden (with 11 out of 20) are the only member states with more women MEPS than men. Austria, Denmark, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Slovenia have a gender parity. Cyprus is the only member state without any women.

Slovakia has the highest percent of newly elected MEPs at 85%, while Malta only has 33% of newly elected MEPs.[103]

With 60 years of age Lithuania has the oldest national delegation, while Malta has the youngest at 44. Sweden has the youngest "oldest" MEP at the age of 58 and Lithuania has the oldest "youngest" MEP at the age of 54.[103]

Member state Positions Women MEPs New MEPs Age
EP Bureau Committees' bureaus Groups' bureaus Youngest Average Oldest
  Austria
1 / 20
3 / 110
0 / 55
9 / 18
12 / 18
27 47 61
  Belgium
0 / 20
4 / 110
3 / 55
7 / 21
11 / 21
34 52 68
  Bulgaria
0 / 20
1 / 110
2 / 55
5 / 17
8 / 17
30 45 67
  Croatia
0 / 20
0 / 110
2 / 55
4 / 11
6 / 11
28 47 62
  Cyprus
0 / 20
0 / 110
1 / 55
0 / 6
3 / 6
49 55 59
  Czech Republic
2 / 20
4 / 110
0 / 55
7 / 21
11 / 21
26 46 66
  Denmark
0 / 20
2 / 110
1 / 55
6 / 12
8 / 12
21 46 74
  Estonia
0 / 20
1 / 110
0 / 55
2 / 6
3 / 6
28 48 62
  Finland
1 / 20
1 / 110
0 / 55
7 / 13
6 / 13
40 55 73
  France
2 / 20
10 / 110
6 / 55
35 / 74
51 / 74
23 50 72
  Germany
3 / 20
17 / 110
6 / 55
35 / 96
50 / 96
26 49 78
  Greece
1 / 20
3 / 110
1 / 55
5 / 21
11 / 21
33 52 67
  Hungary
2 / 20
3 / 110
1 / 55
8 / 21
8 / 21
30 46 66
  Ireland
1 / 20
0 / 110
1 / 55
5 / 11
7 / 11
32 54 68
  Italy
2 / 20
8 / 110
3 / 55
30 / 73
41 / 73
30 49 82
  Latvia
0 / 20
2 / 110
1 / 55
4 / 8
4 / 8
43 57 69
  Lithuania
0 / 20
1 / 110
0 / 55
3 / 11
6 / 11
54 60 65
  Luxembourg
0 / 20
1 / 110
0 / 55
3 / 6
3 / 6
35 52 67
  Malta
1 / 20
0 / 110
1 / 55
2 / 6
2 / 6
29 44 71
  Netherlands
0 / 20
4 / 110
5 / 55
13 / 26
12 / 26
29 46 66
  Poland
2 / 20
7 / 110
2 / 55
18 / 51
31 / 51
34 56 79
 Portugal
1 / 20
5 / 110
1 / 55
10 / 21
12 / 21
27 49 66
  Romania
0 / 20
7 / 110
3 / 55
7 / 32
22 / 32
66 49 67
  Slovakia
1 / 20
1 / 110
0 / 55
2 / 13
11 / 13
34 49 65
  Slovenia
0 / 20
0 / 110
0 / 55
4 / 8
3 / 8
30 50 59
  Spain
0 / 20
11 / 110
6 / 55
24 / 54
32 / 54
25 74
  Sweden
0 / 20
2 / 110
3 / 55
11 / 20
16 / 20
32 45 58
  United Kingdom
0 / 20
5 / 110
5 / 55
34 / 73
48 / 73
29 53 77
Source:[103]

Statistics by political groupsEdit

EPP holds most bureau positions as the biggest political group. All other political groups have declared a cordon sanitaire on Identity and Democracy, keeping it from holding any bureau positions.

Identity and Democracy has the highest percent of newly elected MEPs with 81%, while the EPP has the highest percent of returning MEPs at 59%.[103]

Group Positions Women MEPs New MEPs
EP Bureau Committees' bureaus
EPP
7 / 20
29 / 110
62 / 182
74 / 182
S&D
5 / 20
28 / 110
67 / 152
78 / 152
RE
3 / 20
19 / 110
49 / 108
75 / 108
G/EFA
2 / 20
12 / 110
39 / 74
51 / 74
ID
0 / 20
0 / 110
38 / 73
59 / 73
ECR
1 / 20
10 / 110
20 / 62
36 / 62
GUE/NGL
1 / 20
6 / 110
18 / 41
24 / 41
NI
1 / 20
0 / 110
17 / 54
39 / 54
Source:[103]

DelegationsEdit

Delegations are established to maintain and develop relations with entities the European Parliament has an interest to cooperate with. Among these are countries that EU has close (especially trade) relations or countries applying expected to join the EU. The EP also cooperates with the parliamentary bodies of other international organisations, such as NATO.[104] Delegations have full and substitute members, and elects its own chair.[104] They can be divided in two groups, standing delegations and ad hoc delegations.[104]

Delegations to parliamentary assembliesEdit

Delegation Chair
Delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly DNAT EPP Kris Peeters   BEL
Delegation to the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly DACP S&D Carlos Zorrinho   POR
Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly DLAT
Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly DEPA EPP Andrius Kubilius   LIT
Delegation to the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly DMED
Source:[105]

Joint Parliamentary Committees (JPCs)Edit

JPCs are created with bilateral agreement between the EU and the third country.[106]

Delegation Chair
Delegation for Northern cooperation and for relations with Switzerland and Norway and to the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee and the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee DEEA EPP Andreas Schwab   GER
Delegation for relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo DSEE G/EFA Romeo Franz   GER
Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union, including the EU-Morocco, EU-Tunisia and EU-Algeria Joint Parliamentary Committees DMAG S&D Andrea Cozzolino   ITA
Delegation to the CARIFORUM-EU Parliamentary Committee DCAR
Delegation to the EU-Albania Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee D-AL EPP Manolis Kefalogiannis   GRE
Delegation to the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Partnership Committee, the EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee DSCA S&D Marina Kaljurand   EST
Delegation to the EU-Chile Joint Parliamentary Committee D-CL
Delegation to the EU-Mexico Joint Parliamentary Committee D-MX
Delegation to the EU-Moldova Parliamentary Association Committee D-MD EPP Siegfried Mureșan   ROM
Delegation to the EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee D-ME EPP Vladimír Bilčík   SVK
Delegation to the EU-North Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee D-MK S&D Andreas Schieder   AUT
Delegation to the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee D-RS S&D Tanja Fajon   SLO
Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee D-TR G/EFA Sergey Lagodinsky   GER
Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee D-UA ECR Witold Waszczykowski   POL
Source:[107]

Parliamentary Cooperations Committees (PCCs)Edit

Delegation Chair
Delegation to the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Partnership Committee, the EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee DSCA
Delegation to the EU-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan, EU-Uzbekistan and EU-Tajikistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and for relations with Turkmenistan and Mongolia DCAS EPP Fulvio Martusciello   ITA
Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee D-RU ECR Ryszard Czarnecki   POL
Source:[108]

Bilateral and multilateral relations delegationsEdit

Delegation Chair
Delegation for relations with Afghanistan D-AF RE Petras Auštrevičius   LIT
Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand DANZ RE Ulrike Müller   GER
Delegation for relations with Belarus D-BY S&D Robert Biedroń   POL
Delegation for relations with Canada D-CA RE Stéphanie Yon-Courtin   FRA
Delegation for relations with India D-IN RE Dinesh Dhamija   UK
Delegation for relations with Iran D-IR GUE/NGL Cornelia Ernst   GER
Delegation for relations with Iraq D-IQ EPP Sara Skyttedal   SWE
Delegation for relations with Israel D-IL EPP Antonio López-Istúriz White   SPA
Delegation for relations with Japan D-JP S&D Neena Gill   UK
Delegation for relations with Mercosur DMER RE Stéphane Séjourné   FRA
Delegation for relations with Palestine DPAL GUE/NGL Manu Pineda   SPA
Delegation for relations with South Africa D-ZA EPP Magdalena Adamowicz   POL
Delegation for relations with the Arabian Peninsula DARP G/EFA Hannah Neumann   GER
Delegation for relations with the countries of Central America DCAM G/EFA Tilly Metz   LUX
Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia DSAS ECR Nosheena Mobarik   UK
Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) DASE
Delegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community DAND EPP Pilar del Castillo   SPA
Delegation for relations with Brazil D-BR EPP Jose Manuel Fernandes   POR
Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula DKOR
Delegation for relations with the Mashriq countries DMAS S&D Isabel Santos   POR
Delegation for relations with the Pan-African Parliament DPAP
Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China D-CN G/EFA Reinhard Bütikofer   GER
Delegation for relations with the United States D-US
Source:[109]

SecretariatEdit

The composition of the rest of Secretariat is appointed by the Parliament Bureau, headed by the Secretary General.

Other services that assist the Secretariat:

  • Secretariat of the Bureau and Quaestors
  • Secretariat of the Conference of Presidents
  • Directorate for Relations with Political Groups
  • Internal Audit Unit
  • Eco-Management and Audit Scheme Unit (EMAS)
  • Management Team Support Office
  • Business Continuity Management Unit
  • Data Protection Service

Directorates GeneralEdit

Directorate General Director General
Directorate Generale for the Presidency DG PRES   Markus Winkler
Directorate General for Internal Policies of the Union DG IPOL   Riccardo Ribera d'Alcalá
Directorate General for External Policies of the Union DG EXPO   Pietro Ducci
Directorate General for Communication DG COMM   Jaume Duch Guillot
Directorate General for Parliamentary Research Services DG EPRS   Anthony Teasdale
Directorate General for Personnel DG PERS   Kristian Knudsen
Directorate General for Infrastructure and Logistics DG INLO   Leena Maria Linnus
Directorate General for Translation DG TRAD   Valter Mavrič
Directorate General for Logistics and Interpretation for Conferences DG LINC   Agnieszka Walter-Drop
Directorate General for Finance DG FINS   Didier Klethi
Directorate General for Innovation and Technological Support DG ITEC   Walter Petrucci (Acting)
Directorate General for Security DG SAFE   Elio Carozza

2019 elections resultsEdit

The 2019 European Parliament election took place from 23 to 26 May 2019.

2019 results by political group[110]
Group (2019–24) Seats 2019 Outgoing
seats
EPP European People's Party (Christian democrats and liberal conservatives) 182 216   −34
S&D Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (Social democrats) 154 185   −31
RE Renew Europe (Social liberals and conservative liberals) 108 69   +39
Greens/EFA Greens/European Free Alliance (Greens and regionalists) 74 52   +22
ID Identity and Democracy (Right-wing populists and nationalists) 73 36   +37
ECR European Conservatives and Reformists (National conservatives and sovereignists) 62 77   −15
GUE/NGL European United Left–Nordic Green Left (Democratic socialists and communists) 41 52   −11
NI Non-attached 57 20   +37
EFDD Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (Populists and hard eurosceptics) 42   −42
Vacant N/A 0 2 N/A
Total 751 751  
Notes on changes in groups

Results by countryEdit

State Political groups MEPs
EPP
(EPP, ECPM)
S&D
(PES)
RE
(ALDE, EDP)
ECR
(AECR, ECPM)
GUE/NGL
(EL, NGLA, EACL)
G/EFA
(EGP, EFA)
ID
(EAPN)
NI
  Austria 7 (ÖVP) +2 5 (SPÖ) = 1 (NEOS) = 2 (Grüne) −1 3 (FPÖ) −1 18
  Belgium 2 (CD&V)
1 (CDH)
1 (CSP)
=
=
=
2 (PS)
1 (SP.A)
−1
=
2 (Open VLD)
2 (MR)
−1
−1
3 (N-VA) −1 1 (PTB) +1 2 (ECOLO)
1 (Groen)
+1
=
3 (VB) +2 21
  Bulgaria 6 (GERB)
1 (DSB)
=
+1
5 (BSP) +1 3 (DPS) −1 2 (IMRO) +1 17
  Croatia 4 (HDZ) −1 3 (SDP) +1 1 (AMS/IDS) −1 1 (HKS) = 1 (Human Shield)
1 (Kolakušić)
+1 11
  Cyprus 2 (DISY) = 1 (EDEK)
1 (DIKO)
=
=
2 (AKEL) = 6
  Czech Republic 2+1 (TOP 09+STAN)
2 (KDU–ČSL)
−1
−1
6 (ANO) +2 4 (ODS) +2 1 (KSČM) −2 3 (Piráti) +3 2 (SPD) +2 21
  Denmark 1 (C) = 3 (S) = 3 (V)
2 (B)
+1
+1
1 (RG) +1 2 (SF) +1 1 (O) −3 13
  France 7 (LR)
1 (LC)
−12 2 (PS)
2 (PP)
1 (ND)
−8 10 (LREM)
5 (MoDem)
1 (MR)
1 (Agir)
4 (Ind.)
+21 5 (FI)
1 (GRS)
+6 8 (EELV)
2 (AEI)
1 (PNC)
1 (Ind.)
+6 20 (RN)
2 (Ind.)
−2 74
  Estonia 2 (SDE) +1 2 (RE)
1 (KE)
=
=
1 (EKRE) +1 6
  Finland 3 (Kok.) = 2 (SDP) = 2 (Kesk.)
1 (SFP)
−1
=
1 (Vas.) = 2 (VIHR) +1 2 (PS) = 13
  Germany 23 (CDU)
6 (CSU)
−5
+1
16 (SPD) −11 5 (FDP)
2 (FW)
+2
+1
1 (Familie) = 5 (Linke)
1 (Tierschutz)
−2
=
21 (B’90/Grüne)
1 (ÖDP)
1 (Piraten)
1 (Volt Europa)
1 (Die Partei)
+10
=
=
+1
+1
11 (AfD) +4 1 (Die Partei) = 96
  Greece 8 (ND) +3 2 (KINAL) = 1 (Greek Solution)[112] +1 6 (SYRIZA) = 2 (KKE)
2 (XA)
=
=
21
  Hungary 12+1 (Fidesz+KDNP) +1 1 (MSZP)
4 (DK)
−1
+2
2 (MoMo) +2 1 (Jobbik) −2 21
  Ireland 4 (FG) = 1 (FF) = 2 (I4C)
1 (SF)
1 (Flanagan)
+2
−2
=
2 (GP) +2 11
  Italy 6 (FI)
1 (SVP)
−7
=
19 (PD) −12 5 (FdI) +5 28 (Lega) +23 14 (M5S) −3 73
  Latvia 2 (JV) −2 2 (Saskaņa SDP) +1 1 (AP!) +1 2 (NA) +1 1 (LKS) = 8
  Lithuania 3 (TS–LKD)
1 (Maldeikienė)
+1
+1
2 (LSDP) = 1 (DP)
1 (LRLS)
=
−1
1 (LLRA) = 2 (LVŽS) +1 11
  Luxembourg 2 (CSV) −1 1 (LSAP) = 2 (DP) +1 1 (Gréng) = 6
  Malta 2 (PN) −1 4 (PL) +1 6
  Netherlands 4 (CDA)
1 (50+)
1 (CU)
−1
+1
+1
6 (PvdA) +3 2 (D66)
4 (VVD)
−2
+1
3 (FvD)
1 (SGP)
=
+1
1 (PvdD) = 3 (GL) +1 26
  Poland 14 (PO)
3 (PSL)
−5
−1
5 (SLD)
3 (WIOSNA)
=
+3
25 (PiS)
1 (SP)
+6
+1
51
  Portugal 6 (PSD)
1 (CDS–PP)
=
=
9 (PS) +1 2 (CDU: PCP)
2 (BE)
−1
+1
1 (PAN) +1 21
  Romania 10 (PNL)
2 (UDMR)
2 (PMP)
−1
=
=
8 (PSD)
2 (PRO Romania)
−8
+2
8 (USRPLUS) +8 32
  Slovakia 2 (SPOLU)
1 (KDH)
1 (OĽaNO)
+2
−1
=
3 (Smer–SD) −1 2 (PS) +2 2 (SaS) +1 2 (ĽSNS) +2 13
  Slovenia 2+1 (SDS+SLS)
1 (NSi)
−1
=
2 (SD) +1 2 (LMS) +2 8
  Spain 12 (PP) −4 20 (PSOE) +6 7 (C's)
1 (CEUS/EAJ/PNV)
+1
=
3 (VOX) +3 2 (UP/Podemos)
2 (UP/IU)
1 (UP/Ind.)
1 (AR/EH Bildu)
−5 2 (AR/ERC)
1 (UP/ICV)
= 2 (JuntsxCat) +2 54
  Sweden 4 (M)
2 (KD)
+1
+1
5 (S) = 2 (C)
1 (L)
+1
−1
3 (SD) +1 1 (V) = 2 (MP) −2 20
  United Kingdom 10 (Lab) −10 16 (LibDem)
1 (Alliance Party)
+15
+1
4 (Con) −15 1 (SF) = 7 (Green)
3 (SNP)
1 (PC)
+4
+1
=
29 (Brexit Party)
1 (DUP)
+29

=

73
Total MEPs
EPP S&D RE ECR GUE/NGL G/EFA ID NI
182 (24.2%) −39 154 (20.5%) −37 108 (14.4%) +41 62 (8.2%) −8 41 (5.5%) −11 75 (10.0%) +25 73 (9.7%) +73 57 (7.5%) −36 751

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The Treaty of Rome and the Treaty of Maastricht as amended by the Treaty of Lisbon and all preceding amending treaties.

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