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Quaestor (European Parliament)

In the European Parliament, the quaestors are elected to oversee administrative and financial matters directly affecting members (MEPs) as well as other duties assigned to them by the Parliament's Rules of Procedure or the Bureau of the European Parliament. Five quaestors are elected among the MEPs for two and a half year-terms, ie. half a parliamentary term.

ElectionEdit

Quaestors are elected after the President and Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament.[1] Rule 18 of the Rules of Procedure dictates that quaestors are elected by the same procedure as the Vice-Presidents, meaning that one or more single ballots are held until all 5 seats have been filled via either absolute majority (first 2 ballots) or relative majority (3rd ballot).[2] If the amount of candidates does not exceed 5, the quaestors are elected by acclamation unless a ballot is requested by members or one or more political groups totaling at least one-fifth of the members.[3]

List of quaestorsEdit

9th Parliament (2019–2024)Edit

Name Country National party EP Group
Quaestors serving from 2019–2022
Anne Sander   France Les Républicains EPP
David Casa   Malta Partit Nazzjonalista EPP
Monika Beňová   Slovakia SMER-SD S&D
Gilles Boyer   France None RE
Karol Karski   Poland Law and Justice ECR

8th Parliament (2014–2019)Edit

Name Country National party EP Group
Quaestors serving from 2017–2019
Élisabeth Morin   France Union for a Popular Movement EPP
Andrey Kovatchev   Bulgaria Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria EPP
Catherine Bearder   United Kingdom Liberal Democrats ALDE
Vladimír Maňka   Slovakia SMER-SD S&D
Karol Karski   Poland Law and Justice ECR
Quaestors serving from 2014–2017
Élisabeth Morin   France Union for a Popular Movement EPP
Bogusław Liberadzki   Poland Democratic Left Alliance S&D
Catherine Bearder   United Kingdom Liberal Democrats ALDE
Andrey Kovatchev   Bulgaria GERB EPP
Karol Karski   Poland Law and Justice ECR

7th Parliament (2009–2014)Edit

Name Country National party EP Group
Quaestors serving from 2012–2014[4]
Astrid Lulling   Luxembourg Christian Social People's Party EPP
Jim Higgins   Ireland Fine Gael EPP
Lidia Geringer de Oedenberg   Poland Democratic Left Alliance S&D
Bogusław Liberadzki   Poland Democratic Left Alliance - Labour Union S&D
Jiří Maštálka   Czech Republic Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia GUE/NGL
Quaestors serving from 2009–2012 [5]
Lidia Geringer de Oedenberg   Poland Democratic Left Alliance S&D
Jim Higgins   Ireland Fine Gael EPP
Astrid Lulling   Luxembourg Christian Social People's Party EPP
Jiří Maštálka   Czech Republic Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia GUE/NGL
Bill Newton Dunn   United Kingdom Liberal Democrats ALDE

6th Parliament (2004–2009)Edit

[6]

Name Country National party Group
Astrid Lulling   Luxembourg Christian Social People's Party EPP
Mia De Vits   Belgium Socialist Party Differently PES
Jim Nicholson   United Kingdom Ulster Unionist Party EPP
Szabolcs Fazakas (served 2007-2009 only)   Hungary Hungarian Socialist Party PES
Ingo Friedrich (served 2007-2009 only)   Germany Christian Social Union in Bavaria EPP
Jan Mulder (served 2007-2009 only)   Netherlands People's Party for Freedom and Democracy ALDE
Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl (served 2004-2007 only)   Germany Christian Democratic Union EPP
Genowefa Grabowska (served 2004-2007 only)   Poland Social Democracy of Poland PES

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Rule 15(1)(1) of the Rules of Procedure (9th parliamentary term)
  2. ^ Rule 18 read together with rule 17(1) of the Rules of Procedure (9th parliamentary term)
  3. ^ Rule 15(1)(3) read together with Rule 179(1)(c) of the Rules of Procedure (9th parliamentary term)
  4. ^ "14 Vice-Presidents and 5 Quaestors of the European Parliament elected". European Parliament. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Five European Parliament Quaestors elected". European Parliament. 15 July 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  6. ^ Debates - Wednesday, 21 July 2004 - Election of Quaestors

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