Reading suggestion #16: Battle for seats in the European Parliament

With Croatia joining the EU in July, which Member States will be the winners and losers as the total number of MEPs is reduced to 751 after the 2014 elections? The press release of the European Parliament including a video presenting the issue available here.

The Parliament’s proposal will be discussed in full plenary on 13 March and voted on by all MEPs the following day. In the proposed allocation Germany would have to give up three seats, while 12 Member States would lose one seat each (among which Romania, Greece, Hungary, and Austria, but not Sweden).


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