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 751
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]

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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)
Manfred Weber 2009 217
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D)
Gianni Pittella 2009 189
European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR)
Syed Kamall 2009 74
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE)
Guy Verhofstadt 2004 68
European United Left–Nordic Green Left (GUE-NGL)
Gabriele Zimmer 1995 52
Greens–European Free Alliance (Greens–EFA)
1999 51
Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD)
Nigel Farage 2014 45
Europe of Nations and Freedom (ENF)
2015 37
Non-Inscrits (NI)
N/A 18
Source for MEPs: Seats by Member State Total 751

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 7 4 2 4 17
Croatia 5 2 1 2 1 11
Cyprus 1 2 1 2 6
Czech Republic 7 4 2 4 3 1 21
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 12 4 2 3 21
Ireland 4 1 1 1 4 11
Italy 15 31 2 3 1 15 6 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 22 5 19 1 2 2 51
Portugal 8 8 1 4 21
Romania 13 14 1 3 1 32
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 2 20 19 1 1 6 20 1 3 73
Total 219 188 71 68 51 52 44 36 20 751

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]

  1. ^ "MEPs by Member State and political group". European Parliament. 1 July 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  2. ^ Martin Schulz re-elected President of the European Parliament

External links[edit]