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Seventh European Parliament
2009 European Parliament Composition.svg

Duration: 14 July 2009 –

President (1st ½): Jerzy Buzek
Commission: Barroso
Largest party: EPP (265 of 736)
MEPs: 736
Elections: June 2009
Governing treaty Nice[nb 1]

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The Seventh European Parliament is the seventh five-year term of the elected European Parliament. It began on Tuesday 14 July 2009 in Strasbourg[1] following the 2009 elections and will end after the 2014 elections.

Contents

Major events

Activity

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Source
Reports [2]
Resolutions and positions [3]
Parliamentary questions [4]
Written declarations [5]

Major resolutions and positions

Resolution/position number Procedure number Notes

Committees

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Summary

Type Number Sources Notes
Standing committee [6]
Temporary committee [7]
Committee of enquiry [8]

Temporary committees

Code Committee Report Sources

Committees of enquiry

Code Committee Report Sources

Delegations

Type Number Sources
Europe delegations [9]
Non-Europe delegations [10]
Ad-hoc delegations [11]

Political groups

See membership below for details of size
Group name Acronym Seats Percent Chairs Vice-Presidents
  European People's Party (Christian Democrats) EPP 265 36% FranceJoseph Daul 5
  Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats S&D 184 25% GermanyMartin Schulz 5
  Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe ALDE 84 11.4% BelgiumGuy Verhofstadt 2
  The Greens–European Free Alliance GREENS/EFA 55 7.5% GermanyRebecca Harms
FranceDaniel Cohn-Bendit
1
  European Conservatives and Reformists ECR 54 7.3% PolandMichał Kamiński 0[nb 2]
  European United Left–Nordic Green Left GUE-NGL 35 4.8% GermanyLothar Bisky 0
  Europe of Freedom and Democracy EFD 32 4.3% United KingdomNigel Farage
ItalyFrancesco Speroni
0
  Non-Inscrits[nb 3] NA 27 3.7% --- 1[nb 2]

Members in groups by country

Political group[2]
Country
EPP S&D ALDE Greens-EFA ECR EUL-NGL EFD NI MEPs
Austria 6 4 2 3 17
Belgium 5 5 5 5 1 2 22
Bulgaria 6 4 5 2 17
Cyprus 2 2 2 6
Czech Republic 2 7 9 4 22
Denmark 1 4 3 2 1 2 13
Estonia 1 1 3 1 6
Finland 4 2 4 2 1 13
France 29 14 6 14 5 1 3 72
Germany 42 23 12 14 8 99
Greece 8 8 1 3 2 22
Hungary 14 4 1 3 22
Ireland 4 3 4 1 12
Italy 35 21 7 9 72
Latvia 3 1 1 1 1 1 8
Lithuania 4 3 2 1 2 12
Luxembourg 3 1 1 1 6
Malta 2 3 5
Netherlands 5 3 6 3 1 2 1 4 25
Poland 28 7 15 50
Portugal 10 7 5 22
Romania 14 11 5 3 33
Slovakia 6 5 1 1 13
Slovenia 3 2 2 7
Spain 23 21 2 2 1 1 50
Sweden 5 5 4 3 1 18
United Kingdom 13 11 5 25 1 13 4 72
Total 265 184 84 55 54 35 32 27 736

Leadership

Presidents

Term President
(or candidate)
Group State Votes
14 July 2009- [3] Jerzy Buzek   EPP  Poland 555
Eva-Britt Svensson   GUE/NGL  Sweden 89

Vice-Presidents

Group Vice-President
(or candidate)
State Votes in: Pick
1st round 2nd round 3rd round
EPP Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou  Greece 355 --- --- Yes check.svg
Roberta Angelilli  Italy 277 266 274 Yes check.svg
Alejo Vidal-Quadras  Spain 332 303 308 Yes check.svg
Pál Schmitt  Hungary 266 239 257 Yes check.svg
Rainer Wieland  Germany 267 235 237 Yes check.svg
S&D Giovanni Pittella  Italy 360 --- --- Yes check.svg
Stavros Lambrinidis  Greece 348 --- --- Yes check.svg
Miguel Angel Martínez Martínez  Spain 330 292 327 Yes check.svg
Dagmar Roth-Behrendt  Germany 299 288 287 Yes check.svg
Libor Rouček  Czech Republic 284 276 278 Yes check.svg
ALDE Diana Wallis  United Kingdom 303 274 272 Yes check.svg
Silvana Koch-Mehrin  Germany 148 141 186 Yes check.svg
ECR Michał Kamiński  Poland 194 175 174 X mark.svg
Edward McMillan-Scott (non-attached)[nb 2]  United Kingdom 237 242 244 Yes check.svg
GREENS/EFA Isabelle Durant  Belgium 268 259 276 Yes check.svg

Quaestors

Group Quaestor
(or candidate)
State Votes in: Pick
1st round 2nd round 3rd round
EPP Jim Higgins  Ireland 352 --- --- Yes check.svg
Astrid Lulling  Luxembourg 322 327 306 Yes check.svg
Ria Oomen-Ruijten  Netherlands 161 187 186 X mark.svg
S&D Lidia Geringer de Oedenberg  Poland 398 --- --- Yes check.svg
ALDE Bill Newton Dunn  United Kingdom 164 202 208 Yes check.svg
ECR James Nicholson  United Kingdom 171 172 176 X mark.svg
GUE-NGL Jiří Maštálka  Czech Republic 206 283 293 Yes check.svg
EFD Francesco Speroni  Italy 145 130 131 X mark.svg

Membership

After the 2009 election, the members formed seven groups with around 26 independent members, mainly from the far right which failed to unify into a political group. With the Treaty of Lisbon not in force in time for the elections, the national distribution followed the rules of the Treaty of Nice which necessitated a reduction to 736 members. Extra members will join the chamber if Lisbon comes into force.[4]

For the seventh parliament, the number of women increased from 31% to 35% (the highest to date, from 16% in 1979) with increases in most countries. The largest percentage was in Sweden, with 56% of MEPs women, followed by Estonia with 50%. The lowest was Malta with no women members at all, followed by the Czech Republic with 18%, down from 21%.[5]

From inauguration, the youngest member was Emilie Turunen of Denmark (born in 1984 making her 25) and the oldest member was Ciriaco de Mita of Italy (born 1928 making him 81).[6] Usually the oldest member would preside over the chamber for the election of the Parliament's President. However, with concern that the far-right Jean-Marie Le Pen would be the oldest member (rather than De Mita) the rules were changed to give this role to the outgoing President.[7]

Groups
Group Seats
Inauguration 14 July 2009-
  European People's Party 265 265
  Socialists and Democrats 184 184
  Liberals and Democrats 84 84
  Greens/European Free Alliance 55 55
  Conservatives and Reformists 55 54
  European United Left - Nordic Green Left 35 35
  Europe of Freedom and Democracy 32 32
  Non-attached 26 27
Apportionment
State Seats State Seats
 Germany 99  France 72
 United Kingdom 72  Italy 72
 Spain 50  Poland 50
 Romania 33  Netherlands 25
 Greece 22  Portugal 22
 Belgium 22  Czech Republic 22
 Hungary 22  Sweden 18
 Austria 17  Bulgaria 17
 Denmark 13  Slovakia 13
 Finland 13  Ireland 12
 Lithuania 12  Latvia 8
 Slovenia 7  Estonia 6
 Cyprus 6  Luxembourg 6
 Malta 5 Total 736

Secretariat

Office Post Name Source
Office of the Secretary-General Secretary-General of the European Parliament ? [12]
Legal Service Jurisconsult of the European Parliament ? [13]
Directorate-General for the Presidency Director-General ? [14]
Directorate-General for Internal Policies of the Union Director-General ? [15]
Directorate-General for External Policies of the Union Director-General ? [16]
Directorate-General for Communication Director-General ? [17]
Directorate-General for Personnel Director-General ? [18]
Directorate-General for Infrastructure and Logistics Director-General ? [19]
Directorate-General for Translation Director-General ? [20]
Directorate-General for Interpretation and Conferences Director-General ? [21]
Directorate-General for Finance Director-General ? [22]

See also

Elections

Membership lists

Notes

  1. ^ The Treaties of Rome and Treaty of Maastricht as amended by the Treaty of Nice and all preceding amending treaties.
  2. ^ a b c Edward MacMillan-Scott, standing in opposition to the policy of the ECR and his national party, the Conservatives, was expelled from the group.
  3. ^ Independents, not a group

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