“The composition of the European Parliament in 2019”, Victoriano Ramírez González, José A. Martínez Aroza, Antonio Palomares Bautista (Elcano, Spain)

Analyses of the Elcano Royal Institute (ARI)

The composition of the European Parliament during the 2019-24 legislature will comply with all the restrictions established in the Lisbon Treaty. One of them is that there should be degressive proportionality. Yet the stipulation has been broken in both of the last two legislatures (2009-14 and 2014-19). The European Parliament has proposed a composition to the European Council that fulfils degressive proportionality. Hence, the distribution is acceptable, although it can be improved.

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