The European Parliament: status quo vs. degressive proportionality

Janusz Łyko , Radosław Rudek , Krzysztof Horubski


The principle of degressively proportional representation in the European Parliament recorded in the Treaty of Lisbon has not been respected so far. According to the current proposals, neither it is applied in the 2014-2019 term of office. A political compromise has led to the dominance of another principle, that is “nobody gains and nobody loses more than one”, which again by its assumption cannot be degressively proportional. This paper shows some examples of the allocations of seats according to this rule, which emphasize the need for the further discussion on the precise rules for the composition of the European Parliament in the future
Author Janusz Łyko (MISaF / IZM / KMiC)
Janusz Łyko,,
- Katedra Matematyki i Cybernetyki
, Radosław Rudek (MISaF / IBI / DIT)
Radosław Rudek,,
- Department of Information Technologies
, Krzysztof Horubski
Krzysztof Horubski,,
Journal seriesEuropean Proceedings of Social & Behavioural Sciences, ISSN , e-ISSN 2357-1330, (15 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.5
Conference4th International Conference on Political Science, International Relations and Sociology (icPSIRS 2017), 07-02-2017 - 09-02-2017, Olomuniec, Czechy
Keywords in EnglishEuropean Parliament, voting, degressive proportionality
Languageen angielski
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