EU Elections 2024

The European Parliament is the world’s only directly elected transnational assembly. The Members of the European Parliament represent the interests of EU citizens at the European level.

What are European elections? How are MEPs elected?

In European elections, citizens of European Union countries elect their representatives as Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).

How many MEPs does each country elect?

The number of MEPs elected from each EU country is agreed before each election and is based on the principle of degressive proportionality, which means each MEP from a larger country represents more people than an MEP from a smaller country. The minimum number of MEPs from any country is six and the maximum number is 96.

What European election rules are common in all EU countries?

It is up to each country to manage the election, but there are some common principles they must apply.

When are the next European elections?

The next European elections will be held on 6-9 June 2024.

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