Tisková zpráva

EPP Group votes down transnational lists

Štrasburk
, 7. 2. 2018. - 13:07
MEPs vote

MEPs today approved the new distribution of the European Parliament’s seats for 27 Member States, after the UK’s departure, for the next legislative mandate from 2019-2024. The new agreement cuts 46 seats from the European Parliament after Brexit and corrects the imbalances in the current allocation of seats to Member States, while using a minimal number of the seats vacated by the UK post-Brexit. The adopted proposal brings the number of elected MEPs down from 751 to 705.

“We succeeded in approving a distribution of the European Parliament’s seats that is fair, follows objective principles, and that respects the EU’s Treaty. I hope that a smaller, leaner, and more efficient European Parliament will reinvigorate our citizens’ passion for European democracy. Today marks the first step in this direction”, said Danuta Hübner MEP, responsible for the Report on the Composition of the European Parliament.

The idea of setting up pan-European constituencies and transnational lists for the upcoming European Elections was defeated. The EPP Group voted against the introduction of transnational lists. They are neither European nor democratic but rather a centralist and elitist artificial construct.

"Not only is there no legal base for such an experiment, what we’re looking at is yet another elite-driven project in Europe that will only end up making the EU even more remote from the voters than they already are", said György Schöpflin MEP, EPP Group Spokesman in the EP’s Constitutional Affairs Committee.

The European Council will now need to take a decision by unanimity. The EP must then give its final consent to the European Council decision in the upcoming months in order for Member States to be able to make the necessary preparations in time for the European Elections in 2019.

Poznámka pro redaktory
Poslanecký klub ELS je s 217 poslanci z 27 členských států největším politickým uskupením Evropského parlamentu

KONTAKTUJTE POSLANCE

-
Danuta Maria HÜBNER
STR - Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175192 Fax: +33 (0)3 88 179192
E-mail: danuta.huebner@europarl.europa.eu
-
György SCHÖPFLIN
STR - Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175884 Fax: +33 (0)3 88 179884
E-mail: gyorgy.schopflin@europarl.europa.eu

KONTAKT PRO NOVINÁŘE

Lina Stenlund
Press Officer on Legal and Home Affairs Working Group, Constitutional Affairs and Swedish Media, Communication, Afghanistan Delegation
Phone: +32 485 911 164
Agata Byczewska
Press Officer on Foreign Affairs , Security and Defence and Polish Media, Communications Strategy, ACP, Windhoek Dialogue Delegations
Phone: +32 473 841 093
Petra Tavasz
Press Officer on Petitions and Hungarian Media
Phone: +32 486 210 065

Nejnovější

two police officers doing a traffic control
15. 10. 2018. - 14:45

One European search portal to combine all security databases

Should police and border guards be able to quickly find what they need on escaped criminals in a one-stop-shop portal connecting data from all EU...
XXI ANNUAL EPP GROUP INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE WITH CHURCHES AND RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS
15. 10. 2018. - 14:28

XXI Interreligious Dialogue on the future of Europe

The immense role of religion in the debate on the future of Europe, family, education, youth as a primary source of society’s human, social...
Tighter EU rules on single-use plastics
11. 10. 2018. - 10:00

Tighter EU rules on single-use plastics

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has approved legislation aimed at reducing waste from single-use plastic products polluting...
Secure LAN
10. 10. 2018. - 12:15

No more excuses from Facebook: data breaches must stop

The time for excuses for data breaches is now over. This must stop at once. European citizens should have their minds put to rest that their personal...

Klíčové události týdne

15. 10. 2018. - 19. 10. 2018.
Press freedom

Fight for the truth: free and independent journalism

In the past year, our continent has been shocked with the murders of a number of journalists, which is a clear threat to freedom of speech and...
Computer crime

Improving security through information sharing

With Monday’s vote, the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee will close the gaps in data sharing essential for tracking...
traffic on german autobahn,european cars and trucks

First step towards capping CO2 emissions from trucks

The Environment Committee will vote on Thursday on what could be considered a first step towards capping CO2 emissions for new heavy vehicles such as...

Události

Oct
17
17. 10. 2018. - 15:00

New Erasmus+ Programme (2021-2027)

Oct
18
18. 10. 2018. - 9:00

XXI Annual EPP Group intercultural dialogue with churches and religious institutions

The XXI Annual EPP Group Intercultural Dialogue with Churches and Religious Institutions will be held in an...
Oct
18
18. 10. 2018. - 9:30

Hearing on Independent Journalism

Marian-Jean Marinescu MEP