Eighth European Parliament

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8th European Parliament
1 July 2014 –
The logo of the European Parliament
President (1st ½) Martin Schulz
President (2nd ½) Antonio Tajani
Commission Juncker
Political groups
MEPs 746
Elections May 2014 (Union)
Governing treaty Treaty of Lisbon[nb 1]

The eighth European Parliament was elected in the 2014 elections and will last until the 2019 elections.

Major events[edit]

European Parliament as of June 2015.svg

Activity[edit]

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Source
Reports [1]
Resolutions and positions [2]
Parliamentary questions [3]
Written declarations [4]

Major resolutions and positions[edit]

Resolution/position number Procedure number Notes

Committees[edit]

Summary[edit]

Type Number Sources Notes
Standing committee [5]
Temporary committee [6]
Committee of enquiry [7]

Temporary committees[edit]

Code Committee Report Sources

Committees of enquiry[edit]

Code Committee Report Sources

Delegations[edit]

Type Number Sources
Europe delegations [8]
Non-Europe delegations [9]
Ad-hoc delegations [10]

Political groups[edit]

Group Sub-parties Leader(s) Est. MEPs
European People's Party (EPP) European People's Party (EPP)
+1 unaffiliated national party
+4 independent politicians
Manfred Weber 2009 214
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) Party of European Socialists (PES)
+3 unaffiliated national parties
Gianni Pittella 2009 189
European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists (AECR)
European Christian Political Movement (ECPM)
+ 1 unaffiliated national party
+ 2 independent politicians
Syed Kamall 2009 74
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE)
European Democratic Party (EDP)
+ 5 unaffiliated national parties
Guy Verhofstadt 2004 68
European United Left–Nordic Green Left (GUE-NGL) Party of the European Left (PEL)
The European Anti-Capitalist Left (EACL)
Nordic Green Left Alliance (NGLA)
+ 10 unaffiliated national parties
Gabriele Zimmer 1995 52
The Greens–European Free Alliance (Greens–EFA) European Green Party (EGP)
European Free Alliance (EFA)
+ 3 unaffiliated national parties
+ 2 independent politicians
Rebecca Harms
Philippe Lamberts
1999 51
Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) Alliance for Direct Democracy in Europe (ADDE)
+ 1 unaffiliated national party
+ 1 independent politician
Nigel Farage
David Borrelli
2014 41
Europe of Nations and Freedom (ENL) European Alliance for Freedom (EAF)
Movement for a Europe of Nations and Freedom (MENF)
+ 2 unaffiliated national parties
+ independent politicians
Marine Le Pen
Marcel de Graaff
2015 40
Non-Inscrits (NI) Alliance for Peace and Freedom (APF)
Alliance of European National Movements (AENM)
Initiative of Communist and Workers' Parties (INITIATIVE)
Party of European Socialists (PES)
+3 unaffiliated national parties
+4 independent politicians
N/A 18
Source for MEPs: Seats by Member State Total 747
Vacant 4 seats for: Bulgaria (EPP), Czech Republic (EFDD), Hungary (EPP) and Romania (S&D) N/A 4

Members in groups by country[edit]

Political group[1]
Country
EPP S&D ECR ALDE GUE-NGL Greens-EFA EFDD ENF NI MEPs Vacant
Austria 5 5 1 3 4 18
Belgium 4 4 4 6 2 1 21
Bulgaria 6 4 2 4 16 1
Croatia 5 2 1 2 1 11
Cyprus 1 2 1 2 6
Czech Republic 7 4 2 4 3 21 1
Denmark 1 3 4 3 1 1 13
Estonia 1 1 3 1 6
Finland 3 2 2 4 1 1 13
France 20 13 7 4 6 1 20 3 74
Germany 34 27 6 4 8 13 1 1 2 96
Greece 5 4 1 6 5 21
Hungary 11 4 2 3 20 1
Ireland 4 1 1 1 4 11
Italy 15 30 2 3 1 15 6 1 73
Latvia 4 1 1 1 1 8
Lithuania 3 2 1 3 1 1 11
Luxembourg 3 1 1 1 6
Malta 3 3 6
Netherlands 5 3 2 7 3 2 4 26
Poland 23 5 19 1 2 1 51
Portugal 8 8 1 4 21
Romania 12 14 1 3 1 31 1
Slovakia 6 4 3 13
Slovenia 5 1 1 1 8
Spain 17 14 8 11 4 54
Sweden 4 6 3 1 4 2 20
United Kingdom 20 20 1 1 6 20 1 3 72 1
Total 214 189 73 68 52 51 41 40 18 746 5

Leadership[edit]

Presidents[edit]

Term President
(or candidate)
Group State Votes
1 July 2014 – 17 January 2017[2] Martin Schulz   PES Germany Germany 409
Sajjad Karim   ECR United Kingdom United Kingdom 101
Pablo Iglesias Turrión   GUE-NGL Spain Spain 51
Ulrike Lunacek   Greens/EFA Austria Austria 51
Term President
(or candidate)
Group State Votes
1st round 2nd round 3rd round 4th round
17 January 2017 – Antonio Tajani   EPP Italy Italy 274 287 291 351
Gianni Pittella   S&D Italy Italy 183 200 199 282
Helga Stevens   ECR Belgium Belgium 77 66 58
Jean Lambert   Greens–EFA United Kingdom United Kingdom 56 51 53
Eleonora Forenza   GUE/NGL Italy Italy 50 42 45
Laurențiu Rebega   ENF Romania Romania 43 45 44

Vice-Presidents[edit]

Members Group State Votes
1 Antonio Tajani EPP Italy Italy 452, Round 1
2 Mairead McGuinness EPP Republic of Ireland Ireland 441, Round 1
3 Rainer Wieland EPP Germany Germany 437, Round 1
4 Ramón Luis Valcárcel EPP Spain Spain 406, Round 1
5 Ildikó Pelczné Gáll EPP Hungary Hungary 400, Round 1
6 Adina Vălean EPP Romania Romania 394, Round 1
7 Corina Crețu S&D Romania Romania 406, Round 2
8 Sylvie Guillaume S&D France France 406, Round 2
9 David Sassoli S&D Italy Italy 394, Round 2
10 Olli Rehn ALDE Finland Finland 377, Round 3
11 Alexander Graf Lambsdorff ALDE Germany Germany 365, Round 3
12 Ulrike Lunacek Greens/EFA Austria Austria 319, Round 3
13 Dimitrios Papadimoulis GUE/NGL Greece Greece 302, Round 3
14 Ryszard Czarnecki ECR Poland Poland 284, Round 3

Quaestors[edit]

Name Country Party Group
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

Membership[edit]

After the 2014 election, the members formed seven groups with 52 independent members, mainly MEPs against the Union who failed to unify into a political group.

Apportionment
State Seats State Seats State Seats State Seats
 Germany 96  Netherlands 26  Austria 18  Lithuania 11
 France 74  Belgium 21  Bulgaria 17  Latvia 8
 Italy 73  Czech Republic 21  Denmark 13  Slovenia 8
 United Kingdom 73  Greece 21  Finland 13  Cyprus 6
 Spain 54  Hungary 21  Slovakia 13  Estonia 6
 Poland 51  Portugal 21  Croatia 11  Luxembourg 6
 Romania 32  Sweden 20  Ireland 11  Malta 6
Total 751

Secretariat[edit]

See also[edit]

Elections[edit]

Membership lists[edit]

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

External links[edit]