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Why do EU members have single or multiple parliamentary constituencies?

EU Member states can choose whether they want to have multiple constituencies for elections to the European Parliament, or not. Many EU member states have a single national constituency (like Germany)...
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(UK) EU Withdrawl Act & The EU

I was reading somewhere that if the Withdrawal Act gets amended too much it's got to be referred back to the EU. Is there an arbitrary limit to the number of amendments that can be made before it has ...
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How can we apply the Bundestag election model to European elections? (model building)

I have looked into electoral systems and am trying to build a model of what the 2019 EU election would have looked like if it had used the Bundestag election system. Disclaimer: I am fully aware ...
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If the UK government doesn't ask for article 50 extension, can parliament do it instead?

The Guardian reported under the headline "Brexit: Gove refuses to rule out ignoring any law passed to stop no deal": Michael Gove has repeatedly refused to rule out the possibility that the ...
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Are MEPs intended to vote in the national interest, regional interest, EU interest, or some combination?

What is the intended role of MEPs? Should they vote in the national interest, their regional interest, or the European Union's interest?
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Could (in theory) the British government or some other British entity “neuter” the British MEPs before Brexit (Spring 2019)?

http://www.lindamcavanmep.org.uk/other-issues/brexit.php says The government has decided that both British Ministers and MEPs will continue to play a full role in EU affairs up until Brexit. I was, ...
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Where can I find which MEP voted for which laws?

As the title says. Specifically I am interested to know if my local Member of the European Parliament voted in favor or against the controversial copyright law that was rejected, but their personal ...
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Is there a precedent of an European Party from European Parliament excluding a member party in the last 20 years?

Justice law changes have quite a history in Romania and European officials have warned Romanian officials about the side effects: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and First Vice ...
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Why don't anti-EU politicians campaign for the EU parliament in order to change the EU from within?

As an example, there are frequent complaints about how the EU is introducing weird legislation such as the "banana law" or the infamous "cookie law", or about how its "undemocratic", or about how it ...
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How to find vote breakdown for EU Parliament voting a non-binding resolution to support the Commission’s tough stance towards Poland?

According to this article, on 1st of March 2018, there was a vote in EU Parliament related to supporting a non-binding resolution to support the Commission’s tough stance towards Poland. The ...
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Where can I find what MEPs were attending a plenary session?

Mr. Juncker complained that only 30 or so out of 751 MEPs turned up for a debate. Where can I find a list of who those are?
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Can the same individual be MP in a national and the EU parliament?

Is it possible for the same person to simultaneously be a Member of Parliament in the European Parliament and in a national parliament? Are any people in both parliaments? Or are there regulations ...
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What are the consequences of having a name on a European joint resolution?

I'd like to know what is the meaning of the names in the European joint resolutions such us this one. Cristian Dan Preda, Elmar Brok... and many other EU politcians seem to have signed this document. ...
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Taking over cellphone when texting while driving [closed]

The following appeared on the national news site of the Netherlands this morning: Minister Schultz zint op maatregelen om te voorkomen dat een automobilist onder het rijden kan appen of sms'en. De ...
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Why are some British politicians pushing for Brexit? What do they stand to gain from Britain's exit from the EU?

Also why are these politicians raising their voices at this point of time? What were they doing in the last 10-20 years?
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Can a member of the European Parliament be removed from office?

Can a member of the European Parliament be removed from office before end of term? If so, on what grounds and who has the power to do it? This has come up in casual conversation and my (cursory, I ...