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Size of Political Groups in the EP

Written by Giulio Sabbati,

Updated on 01 October 2016

The new European Parliament met for the first time in plenary on Tuesday, 1 July 2014. At the start of the new term, the house was composed of seven political groups – the same number as in the previous 2009-2014 period. Our table shows the number of MEPs in each group, broken down by Member State, as well as the non-attached (NI) Members (those who are not members of any group).

Please note that these figures, supplied by our colleagues from the Public Opinion Monitoring Unit at DG Communication, are subject to change.

Find out more about the political groups in the EP on Parliament’s website.


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3 thoughts on “Size of Political Groups in the EP

  1. Last time Germany had 99 MEP. The discrimination of German citizens continues, not only are Germans underrepresented, each time a new member state joins the Germans get even less votes.


    Posted by Andre | July 1, 2014, 18:41
  2. Neither the infographic nor this page explaining it decodes what “EPP” “S&D” “ECR” etc. actually mean, making this useless to the layperson.

    In trying to engage the public in an inclusive understanding of European politics, you’ve failed at the very first hurdle.

    I can’t even see a link to find this secret information I’m supposed to know. A simple key or sentence would suffice and open the doors to a much wider audience of potentially-politically-active readers.


    Posted by redpola | July 1, 2014, 10:17
    • Thank you for your very valuable comment. As you can see we have updated the post but you can also check the following list:
      EPP – Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats)
      S&D – Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the EP
      ECR – European Conservatives and Reformists Group
      ALDE – Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
      GUE/NGL – Confederal Group of the European United Left–Nordic Green Left
      Greens/EFA – Group of the Greens–European Free Alliance
      EFDD – Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy
      NI – Non-Inscrits


      Posted by EPRSAdmin | July 2, 2014, 10:55

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