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Europese verkiezingen in cijfers

05/17/2019
Graphic News

May 23-26, 2019 -- Stemgerechtigden kiezen een nieuw parlement dat meer dan 500 miljoen mensen in 28 EU-lidstaten representeert.

For five years, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will pass laws proposed by the European Commission, subject to approval by national governments in the EU Council.

National contingents range in size from 96 seats for Germany to the minimum six each for tiny Cyprus, Estonia, Luxembourg and Malta.

The main job of the EU parliament is to pass laws, working with ministers from the member states, who are collectively known as the Council.

The Council approves a law if there is a qualified majority: at least 55% of members (16 out of 28 states) and representing at least 65% of the EU population.


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