EU elections: how many MEPs will each EU country get in 2024?

The number of MEPs elected in 2024 will increase. Find out the new number of MEPs per country after the European elections.

In September 2023, MEPs approved the European Council’s decision to increase the number of European Parliament seats by 15 to 720 for the 2024-2029 legislative term.


The Council’s proposal was based on a report from the Parliament recommending an additional 11 seats.



Seats per country for the 2024 elections to the European Parliament

Distribution of seats in the European Parliament

Seats per country for the 2024 elections

Countries
Current number of MEPs
Number of MEPs in 2024
Comparison between both columns
DE
96                                                                                                 
96                                                                                                 
Unchanged
FR
79                                                                                
81                                                                                  
+2
IT
76                                                                             
76                                                                             
Unchanged
ES
59                                                            
61                                                              
+2
PL
52                                                     
53                                                      
+1
RO
33                                  
33                                  
Unchanged
NL
29                              
31                                
+2
BE
21                      
22                       
+1
EL
21                      
21                      
Unchanged
CZ
21                      
21                      
Unchanged
SE
21                      
21                      
Unchanged
PT
21                      
21                      
Unchanged
HU
21                      
21                      
Unchanged
AT
19                    
20                     
+1
BG
17                  
17                  
Unchanged
DK
14               
15                
+1
FI
14               
15                
+1
SK
14               
15                
+1
IE
13              
14               
+1
HR
12             
12             
Unchanged
LT
11            
11            
Unchanged
SI
8         
9          
+1
LV
8         
9          
+1
EE
7        
7        
Unchanged
CY
6       
6       
Unchanged
LU
6       
6       
Unchanged
MT
6       
6       
Unchanged
Total
705
720


How is the number of MEPs per country decided?


EU law allows for a maximum of 750 MEPs, plus the President. The number of seats per country is decided before each European election.

The distribution of seats takes into account the size of the population of member states as well as the need for a minimum level of representation for European citizens from smaller countries. This principle of “degressive proportionality”, which is enshrined in the Treaty on the European Union, means that while smaller countries have fewer MEPs than bigger countries, MEPs from larger countries represent more people than their counterparts from smaller countries.

The minimum number of seats per country is six and the maximum is 96.

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