Allocation of seats by member states.

As with many 'federal' systems, the democratic structures of the EU represent territorial sub-units, as well as populations. The result is that the EP tends to over-represent some of the smaller countries.


Number of MEPs per country and ratio to population
Country No. MEPs Inhabitants per MEP
Germany 99 820,000
UK 87 670,000
France 87 665,000
Italy 87 655,000
Spain 64 610,000
Netherlands 31 495,000
Greece 25 415,000
Belgium 25 405,000
Portugal 25 395,000
Sweden 22 390,000
Austria 21 370,000
Denmark 16 325,000
Finland 16 310,000
Ireland 15 240,000
Luxembourg 6 65,000
TOTAL EU 626 585,000

Table: Extract from Richard Corbett, Francis Jacobs and Michael Shackleton "The European Parliament" pg15





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