Parties in the European Council during 2014

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The member-states of the European Union by the European party affiliations of their leaders, as of 1 January 2014.

This article describes the party affiliations of leaders of each member-state represented in the European Council during the year 2014. The list below gives the political party that each head of government, or head of state, belongs to at the national level, as well as the European political alliance to which that national party belongs. The states are listed from most to least populous. More populous states have greater influence in the council, in accordance with the system of Qualified Majority Voting.

Summary[edit]

Party 1 January 2014 29 January 2014 1 March 2014 6 August 2014 3 October 2014 11 October 2014 1 November 2014 7 November 2014 21 November 2014
# QMV # QMV # QMV # QMV # QMV # QMV # Pop.% # Pop.% # Pop.%
European People's Party 12 165 12 165 12 165 12 165 11 155 11 155 11 45.53% 12 46.97% 12 46.97%
Party of European Socialists 8 85 9 97 10 126 9 116 10 126 9 114 9 34.33% 9 34.33% 9 34.33%
Independent 4 52 3 40 2 11 3 21 3 21 3 21 3 2.44% 2 1.00% 1 0.59%
Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists 1 29 1 29 1 29 1 29 1 29 1 29 1 12.61% 1 12.61% 1 12.61%
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party 3 21 3 21 3 21 3 21 3 21 4 33 4 5.89% 4 5.89% 5 6.30%

List of leaders (1 January 2014)[edit]

Member-state Votes Leader National party European party
Germany 29 Angela Merkel CDU EPP
France 29 François Hollande PS PES
United Kingdom 29 David Cameron Con AECR
Italy 29 Enrico Letta PD Independent
Spain 27 Mariano Rajoy PP EPP
Poland 27 Donald Tusk PO EPP
Romania 14 Traian Băsescu Independent[1] EPP
Netherlands 13 Mark Rutte VVD ALDE Party
Greece 12 Antonis Samaras ND EPP
Belgium 12 Elio Di Rupo PS PES
Portugal 12 Pedro Passos Coelho PPD/PSD EPP
Czech Republic 12 Jiří Rusnok Independent
Hungary 12 Viktor Orbán Fidesz EPP
Sweden 10 Fredrik Reinfeldt M EPP
Austria 10 Werner Faymann SPÖ PES
Bulgaria 10 Plamen Oresharski Independent PES[a 1]
Denmark 7 Helle Thorning-Schmidt A PES
Slovakia 7 Robert Fico SMER-SD PES
Finland 7 Jyrki Katainen Kok. EPP
Ireland 7 Enda Kenny FG EPP
Croatia 7 Zoran Milanović SDP PES
Lithuania 7 Dalia Grybauskaitė Independent
Slovenia 4 Alenka Bratušek PS Independent
Latvia 4 Valdis Dombrovskis V EPP
Estonia 4 Andrus Ansip RE ALDE Party
Cyprus 4 Nicos Anastasiades DISY EPP
Luxembourg 4 Xavier Bettel DP ALDE Party
Malta 3 Joseph Muscat PL PES

^ Supported by PD-L

Changes[edit]

Affiliation[edit]

Date Member-state Leader National party European party
29 January Czech Republic Bohuslav Sobotka ČSSD PES
1 March Italy[2] Matteo Renzi PD PES
6 August Bulgaria Georgi Bliznashki Independent
3 October Sweden Stefan Löfven S PES
11 October Belgium Charles Michel MR ALDE Party
7 November Bulgaria Boyko Borisov GERB EPP
21 November Slovenia[3] Miro Cerar SMC ALDE Party

^Democratic Party, which held office under Matteo Renzi, became an PES member. ^Party of Miro Cerar, which held office under Miro Cerar, became an ALDE Party member.

Office-holder only[edit]

Date Member-state Leader National party European party
22 January Latvia Laimdota Straujuma V EPP
22 February Italy Matteo Renzi PD Independent
26 March Estonia Taavi Rõivas RE ALDE Party
24 June Finland Alexander Stubb Kok. EPP
18 September Slovenia Miro Cerar SMC Independent
22 September Poland Ewa Kopacz PO EPP
22 September Romania Klaus Iohannis Independent[4] EPP

^ Supported by PNL

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PES General Secretary Achim Post stated that; “the PES sends the warmest congratulations to the BSP on the formation of the new Government in Bulgaria. Plamen Oresharski becomes the tenth PES head of State or Government in the European Council" although not member of BSP. See the PES press release: "New Bulgarian Government will be one with an irreproachable sense of integrity, responsibility and urgency, says Sergei Stanishev".

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