National Provisions Concerning Ineligibility and IncompatibilitywWith Regard to the European Parliament

01-02-1997

This study is primarily based on information supplied between July and December 1996 by the appropriate departments of the national parliaments, and presents an overview of national provisions concerning ineligibility and incompatibility with regard to elections to and membership of the European Parliament. The first part concerns ineligibilities arising either from the holding of certain posts or carrying out of certain activities or from an individual criminal law or civil law decision. The second part concerns incompatibilities with membership of the EP laid down in national legislation, relating both to membership of a national parliament and to other posts or activites. The third part deals with provisions of national legislation concerning measures to be taken when an incompatibility or ineligibility arises during a term of office.

This study is primarily based on information supplied between July and December 1996 by the appropriate departments of the national parliaments, and presents an overview of national provisions concerning ineligibility and incompatibility with regard to elections to and membership of the European Parliament. The first part concerns ineligibilities arising either from the holding of certain posts or carrying out of certain activities or from an individual criminal law or civil law decision. The second part concerns incompatibilities with membership of the EP laid down in national legislation, relating both to membership of a national parliament and to other posts or activites. The third part deals with provisions of national legislation concerning measures to be taken when an incompatibility or ineligibility arises during a term of office.