strasbourg - With the British departure, the European Union has fewer countries, so it is 'logical and pragmatic' to reduce the number of seats in the European Parliament. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council of Heads of State, said Tuesday in the European Parliament.
According to the Polish Prime Minister, that is what public opinion expects. He issued a summit before February 23, where government leaders are expected to knock down on this issue and other 'institutional issues'.
The parliament now has 751 seats, the maximum according to the rules. A proposal from a parliamentary committee has already been suggested to bring it back to 700. With a complicated calculation method, the Netherlands would still have two seats and reach 28.
The proposal extends the possibility of an international electoral list. This would mean that it is also possible to vote on a foreign parliamentarian. Tusk wants to keep that option on the table too.