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Composition of the European Parliament .


11/11/96

626 MEPs - BREAKDOWN BY MEMBER STATE

BELGIUM 25 - DENMARK 16 - GERMANY 99 - GREECE 25 - SPAIN 64 - FRANCE 87 - IRELAND 15 - ITALY 87 - LUXEMBURG 6 - NETHERLANDS 31 - AUSTRIA 21 - PORTUGAL 25 - FINLAND 16 - SWEDEN 22 - UNITED KINGDOM 87


TOTAL NUMBER OF POLITICAL GROUP STAFF AS AT 11/11/96 AFTER ELECTIONS IN FINLAND ON 20/10/96 AND AUSTRIA ON 13/10/96 AND CHANGES WITHIN THE GROUPS

PES 215     EPP 182      UFE 57     ELDR 43      EUL/NGL 33 GREENS 27
ERA 20           IND 49

POLITICAL GROUPS IN THE EP

PES     GROUP OF THE PARTY OF EUROPEAN SOCIALISTS

EPP    GROUP OF THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE'S PARTY

UFE    GROUP UNION FOR EUROPE

ELDR     GROUP OF THE EUROPEAN LIBERAL, DEMOCRAT AND REFORM PARTY

EUL/NGL    CONFEDERAL GROUP OF THE EUROPEAN UNITED LEFT/NORDIC GREEN LEFT

GREENS    GREEN GROUP IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
        
ERA    GROUP OF THE EUROPEAN RADICAL ALLIANCE

IND    NON-ATTACHED

NUMBER OF MEMBERS REQUIRED TO FORM A GROUP :

- 29 Members from one Member state;
- 23 Members from two Member states;
- 18 Members from three Member states;
- 14 Members from at least four Member states

EP's POLITIC        AL GROUPS AS AT 11/11/96

B DK D G E F IRL I L NL A P FIN S UK PE
PES Total 6 4 40 10 21 16 1 18 2 7 6 10 4 7 63 215
Sp 3 Sd 3 Spd 40 Pasok 10 Psoe 21 Ps 16 Lab 1 Pds 16 2 PVda 7 Spö 6 Ps 10 Sdp 4 Sap 7 Lab 62
Ps 3 SF 1 Psi Ad 2 Sdlp 1

EPP
Total 7 3 47 9 30 12 4 14 2 10 7 9 4 5 19 182
Cvp 4 Ko. f 3 Cdu 39 N.D 9 Pp 28 Udf 12 Fg 4 Ppi 6 Pcs 2 Cda 10 Övp 7 Ind (Psd) 1 Kok 4 M 5 Cons 18
Psc 2 Csu 8 Ciu-Udc 1 FD: 5 Svp 1 Psd 8 Uup 1
Csp 1 Cn-Pnv 1 PR 4 Pat.Segni 3
Ppdf: 1 Ccd 2
Ad: 2 Cdu 1
Ind 1
UFE Total 0 0 0 2 0 17 7 27 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 57
Pol an 2 Rpr 16 Ff 7 Fza It 26 Ind 1 Cds-Pp 3
Cni 1 Ln 1
ELDR Total 6 5 0 0 2 1 1 6 1 10 1 5 3 2 43
Vld 3 V 4 Ciu-Cdc 2 Udf(rad) 1 Ind 1 Pri 1 Dp 1 Vvd 6 Lf 1 Kesk 4 Fp 1 Ld 2
Prl+Fdf 3 Rv 1 Ln 5 D66 4 Sfp 1 C 2
EUL/NGL Total 0 0 0 4 9 7 0 5 0 0 0 3 2 3 0 33
Syn 2 Iu-Ipc 9 Pcf 7 Rc 5 Pcp-Cdu 3 Vas 2 V 3
Kke 2
GREENS Total 2 0 12 0 0 0 2 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 0 27
Agalev 1 Grüne 12 Gp 2 Fed Verdi 3 Gr.L. 1 Grüne 1 Vihr 1 Mp 4
Ecolo 1 Rete 1
ERA Total 1 0 0 0 2 12 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 20
Vu 1 Cn-Uv 1 En.Rad 12 Pan-Rif 2 Glei/Gap 1 Snp 2
Ind 1
IND Total 3 4 0 0 0 22 0 11 0 2 6 0 0 0 1 49
Vl. Blok 2 Fb 2 Fn 11 An 11 Sgp 1 Fpö 6 Dup 1
Fn 1 Jb 2 Autre Eu 11 Gpv 1
TOTAL 25 16 99 25 64 87 15 87 6 31 21 25 16 22 87 626


THE EP BEFORE THE EUROPEAN ELECTIONS IN AUSTRIA AND FINLAND


B DK D G E F IRL I L NL A P FIN S UK PE
PES 6 4 40 10 21 16 1 18 2 7 8 10 4 7 63 217
EPP 7 3 47 9 30 12 4 14 2 10 6 1 4 5 19 173
UFE 2 16 7 27 1 3 56
ELDR 6 5 2 1 1 6 1 10 1 8 6 3 2 52
EUL/
NGL

4 9 7 5 3 1 3 32
GREENS 2 12 2 4 1 1 1 4 27
ERA 2 12 2 1 2 20
EN 4 12 2 18
IND 3 11 11 5 1 31
TOTAL 25 16 99 25 64 87 15 87 6 31 21 25 16 22 87 626

Evolution of the EP political groups between 19/7/94 constitutive and 11/11/96

THE EP AS AT 11/11/96 THE EP AS AT 1/1/96
*
THE PE AS AT 31/12/95
**
THE PE AS AT 19/7/1994 CONSTITUTIVE SESSION
PES 215 217 198 198
EPP 182 173 157 157
UFE 57 54 *** 29
**** 26
*** 27
**** 26
ELDR 43 52 42 43
EUL/
NGL
33 33 29 28
GREENS 27 27 22 23
ERA 20 20 19 19
EN disban. 19 19 19
IND 49 31 26 27
TOTAL 626 626 567 567

* After Austria, Finland, Sweden joined the EU
** Before Austria, Finland, Sweden joined the EU
*** former FE group (Forza Europa)
**** former UED group (Union of European Democrats)

THE MAKE UP OT THE POLITICAL GROUPS BY COUNTRY AND NATIONAL PARTY


1 PES GROUP: 215

CHAIR : Pauline GREEN

BELGIUM: 6

a. SP (Socialistische partij) : 3
b. PS (Parti socialiste) : 3

DENMARK : 4

SD (Socialdemokratiet) : 3
SF (Socialistisk Folkeparti) : 1

GERMANY : SPD (Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands) : 40

GREECE : PASOK (Panellinio Socialistiko Kinima) : 10

SPAIN : PSOE (Partido Socialista Obrero Español) : 21

FRANCE : PS (Parti Socialiste) : 16

IRELAND : LAB (LABOUR PARTY) : 1

ITALY : 18

a. PDS (Partito Democratico della sinistra) - 16
b. PSI-AD (Partito Socialista italiano - Alleanza Democratica) - 2

LUXEMBURG: POSL (Parti Ouvrier Socialiste LUXEMBURGeois) : 2

NETHERLAND : PVDA - (Partij van de arbeid) : 7

AUSTRIA :SPÖ (Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs) : 6

PORTUGAL : PS (Partido Socialista) : 10

FINLAND : SDP (Suomen Sosiaalidemokraattinen Puolue) : 4

SWEDEN : SAP (Socialdemokratiska arbetarepartiet) : 7

UNITED KINGDOM : 63

a. Labour Party: 62
b. SDLP (Social Democratic and Labour Party - IRELAND du Nord) 1

2. EPP GROUP : 182

CHAIRMAN: Wilfried MARTENS


BELGIUM : 7

a. CVP (Christelijke Volkspartij) : 4
b. PSC (Parti social chrétien) : 2
c. CSP-EVP (Christliche Soziale Partei-Europäische Volkspartei) : 1

DENMARK : KoF (Konservative Folkeparti) : 3

GERMANY : 47

a. CDU (Christlich-Demokratische Union/Soziale Union) : 39
b. CSU (Christlich Soziale Union) : 8

GREECE : ND (Nea Dimokratia) : 9

SPAIN : 30

a. PP (Partido Popular) : 28
b. UDC - CIU (Unio Democratica de Catalunya - Convergència i Unió) : 1
c. CN - PNV (Coalicion Nacionalista - Partido Nationalista Vasco) : 1

FRANCE : UDF: 12 dont

a. FD (Force démocrate) : 5
b. PR (Parti Républicain): 4
c. PPDF (Parti pour la Démocratie Française) : 1
d. AD (adhérent direct): 1

IRELAND :FG (FINE GAEL) : 4

ITALY : 14

a. PPI (Partito Popolare italiano) - 6
b. CCD (Centro Cristiano democratico) - 2
c. CDU (Cristiani democratici uniti) - 1
d. SVP (Partito popolare sudtirolese) - 1
e. Patto Segni - 3
f. Ind: 1

LUXEMBURG : PCS (Parti Chretien-Social) : 2

NETHERLAND : CDA (Christen Democratisch Appel) : 10

AUSTRIA : ÖVP (Österreichische Volkspartei) : 7

PORTUGAL : 9
PSD (Partido Social Democrata) : 8
Ind (PSD) :
1

FINLAND : KOK (Kansallinen Kokoomus) : 4

SWEDEN : M (Moderata samlingspartiet) : 5


UNITED KINGDOM : 19

a. Conservative : 18
b. UUP (Ulster Unionist Party) (IRELAND du Nord) : 1

3. UFE GROUP : 57

Co-Chairmen: Jean-Claude PASTY - Giancarlo LIGABUE


GREECE : POL.AN (Politiki Anixi) : 2

FRANCE : 17

a. RPR (Rassemblement pour la République) : 16
b. CNI (Centre National des Indépendants) : 1

IRELAND :
FF (FIANNA FAIL) : 7

ITALY : 27

a. FORZA ITALIA - 26
b. LN (Lega Nord) : 1

NETHERLAND : Ind : 1

PORTUGAL : CDS - PP (Centro democratico social - Partido Popular) : 3

4. ELDR GROUP : 43

CHAIRMAN : Gijs de VRIES


BELGIUM : 6

a. VLD (Vlaamse liberalen en demokraten) : 3
b. PRL (Parti réformateur libéral - FDF (Front Démocratique des Francophones) : 3

DENMARK : 5

a. V (VENSTRE) : 4
b. RV (RADICALE VENSTRE) : 1

SPAIN : CDC - CIU (Convergencia Democratica de Catalunya - Convergencia i Unio) : 2

FRANCE : UDF-Rad : 1

IRELAND : IND (INDEPENDENT) : 1

ITALY : 6

a. PRI (Partito repubblicano italiano) - 1
b. Lega Nord - 5

LUXEMBURG : DP (Demokratesch Partei) : 1


NETHERLAND : 10

a. VVD (VOLKSPARTIJ VOOR VRIJHEID EN DEMOCRATIE) : 6
b. D 66 (Democraten 66) : 4

AUSTRIA
: LF (Liberales Forum) : 1

FINLAND : 5

a. KESK (Suomen Keskusta) : 4
b. SFP (Svenska Folkspartiet) : 1

SWEDEN : 3

a. FP (Folkpartiet Liberalerna) : 1
b. C (Centerpartiet) : 2

UNITED KINGDOM : LD (Liberal Democrats) : 2

5. EUL/NGL GROUP : 33

CHAIRMAN: Alonso PUERTA GUTIERREZ


GREECE : 4

a. KKE (Kommounistiko Komma Elladas) : 2
b. SYN (Synaspismos tis aristeras kai tis proodou) : 2

SPAIN
: IU (Izquierda Unida) - IPC (Iniciativa per Catalunya) : 9

FRANCE : PCF (Parti communiste français) : 7

ITALY : RC (Rifondazione Comunista) - 5

PORTUGAL :
CDU-PCP (COLIGAÇÃO DEMOCRÁTICA UNITÁRIA) (PCP/PEV) : 3

FINLAND : VAS (Vasemmistoliitto) : 2

SWEDEN : V (Vänsterpartiet) : 3

6. GREENS GROUP : 27

CHAIR : Claudia ROTH

BELGIUM : 2

a. AGALEV : 1
b. ECOLO : 1

GERMANY : GRÜNE (Die Grünen) : 12

IRELAND : GP (Green Party) : 2

ITALY : 4

a. Federazione dei Verdi - 3
b. La Rete - 1

LUXEMBURG : LES VERTS (Glei-Gap) : 1

NETHERLAND : GROEN LINKS : 1

AUSTRIA : GRÜNE : 1

FINLAND : VIHR (Vihreät) : 1

SWEDEN : MP (Miljöpartiet) : 4

7. ERA GROUP(GROUP OF EUROPEAN RADICAL ALLIANCE) : 20

CHAIR : Catherine LALUMIERE


BELGIUM : VU-VVD (Volksunie - Vrije Vlaamse Demokraten) : 1

SPAIN : 2

CN-UV (Coalición naciónalista - Union Valenciana): 1
Ind: 1

FRANCE : LISTE ENERGIE RADICALE : 12

ITALY : Pannella-Riformatori - 2

LUXEMBURG : Glei Gap (les Verts): 1

UNITED KINGDOM : SNP (Scottish National Party) : 2

8. IND : 49


BELGIUM : 3

a. VLAAMS BLOK : 2
b. FN (Front national) : 1

DENMARK : 4

a. FB (FOLKEBEVÆGELSEN MOD EF) : 2
b. JB (JUNIBEVÆGELSEN) : 2

FRANCE : 22

a. FN (Front National) : 11
b. MAJORITE POUR L'AUTRE EUROPE : 11

ITALY : Alleanza Nazionale - 11

NETHERLAND : 2

a. SGP (Staatkundig Gereformeerde Partij) : 1
b. GPV (Gereformeerde Politiek Verbond) : 1

AUSTRIA : FPÖ (Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs) : 6

UNITED KINGDOM : DUP (Democratic Unioni st Party) - Northern IRELAND : 1


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