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.
List of leaders (1 January 2014)
^ Supported by PD-L
^ – 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.
^ Supported by PNL
- ^ 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".