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Parliamentary questions
12 June 2018
E-001686/2018
Answer given by Mr Oettinger on behalf of the Commission

1. Responding to the debate in the European Parliament, Commissioner Oettinger provided an example to illustrate that there is not a single shared view among citizens or their representatives about how best to balance the different types of representation across the EU institutions.

2. The Commission is not aware of any wider current debate on this issue. It notes that a political consensus has been reached between the European Parliament and the European Council on the composition of the European Parliament in its next term.

3. Contrary to the title of the Honourable Member's question, the Commission does not argue for any Member State to have more or less power relative to any other. The Commission respects the arrangements set out in the Treaties regarding the composition of the EU institutions.

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