Eighth European Parliament


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

8th European Parliament
1 July 2014 – 18 April 2019
President (1st Half)Martin Schulz
President (2nd Half)Antonio Tajani
CommissionJuncker
Political groups
MEPs751
ElectionsMay 2014 (Union)
Treaty of Lisbon[nb 1]

Major events


Activity


2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Source
Reports
Resolutions and positions
Parliamentary questions
Written declarations

Major resolutions and positions


Resolution/position number Procedure number Notes

Committees


Summary

Type Number Sources Notes
Standing committee
Temporary committee
Committee of enquiry

Temporary committees

Code Committee Report Sources

Committees of enquiry

Code Committee Report Sources

Delegations


Type Number Sources
Europe delegations
Non-Europe delegations
Ad-hoc delegations

Political groups


Group Parties Leader(s) Est. MEPs
European People's Party (EPP)
Manfred Weber 2009 216
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D)
Gianni Pittella 2009 185
European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR)
Syed Kamall 2009 77
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE)
Guy Verhofstadt 2004 69
European United Left–Nordic Green Left (GUE-NGL) Gabi Zimmer 1995 52
Greens–European Free Alliance (Greens–EFA)
1999 52
Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD)
Nigel Farage 2014 42
Europe of Nations and Freedom (ENF)
2015 36
Non-Inscrits (NI)
N/A 20
Source for MEPs: Seats by Member State Total 749

Members in groups by country

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


Presidents

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

Vice-Presidents

Members Group State Votes
1Antonio TajaniEPP Italy452, Round 1
2Mairead McGuinnessEPP Ireland441, Round 1
3Rainer WielandEPP Germany437, Round 1
4Ramón Luis ValcárcelEPP Spain406, Round 1
5Ildikó Pelczné GállEPP Hungary400, Round 1
6Adina VăleanEPP Romania394, Round 1
7Corina CrețuS&D Romania406, Round 2
8Sylvie GuillaumeS&D France406, Round 2
9David SassoliS&D Italy394, Round 2
10Olli RehnALDE Finland377, Round 3
11Alexander Graf LambsdorffALDE Germany365, Round 3
12Ulrike LunacekGreens/EFA Austria319, Round 3
13Dimitrios PapadimoulisGUE/NGL Greece302, Round 3
14Ryszard CzarneckiECR Poland284, Round 3

Quaestors

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


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
 Germany96  Netherlands26  Austria18  Lithuania11
 France74  Belgium21  Bulgaria17  Latvia8
 Italy73  Czech Republic21  Denmark13  Slovenia8
 United Kingdom73  Greece21  Finland13  Cyprus6
 Spain54  Hungary21  Slovakia13  Estonia6
 Poland51  Portugal21  Croatia11  Luxembourg6
 Romania32  Sweden20  Ireland11  Malta6
Total 751

Secretariat


See also


Elections

Membership lists

Notes


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

References