Changes in the number of MEPs in the EU Parliament for France: +7, Spain: +7, Italy: +3, NL: +5

La solicitud fue parcialmente exitosa.

Dear European Parliament,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

Having seen that the number of MEPs was and is changed:
After Brexit:
"Frankreich (+5), Spanien (+5), Italien (+3), die Niederlande (+3), Germany (0)
Frankreich (+2), Spanien (+2) und die Niederlande (+2), Germany (0)

EU has 447 Mio Citizens, Germany 84 Mio. Rougly 19 %. Having 720 MEPs Germany should have roughly 137 MEPs.
-> I suspect Germany should have min 130 MEPs.

1. All the documents that decided to change the number of MEPs. I suspect there are also papers from there EU Memberstates, the EU Cosilium and the EU Court.
2. The exact number of citizens in each EU memberstate who are allowed to vote for the MEPs and the voting age.
3. The additional expenses for addition MEPs per year.
As I suspect all these MEPs rulings should not be allowed
4. the current status for citizens referendums and law initiatives from EU citizens. As EU citizen I don't agree to this.
5. Legal remedies for EU citizens to reject this change in MEPs
6. Signed Documents from each EU Memberstate agreeing to this MEPs number change.

Yours faithfully,

Klaus V. Zinser

Dear European Parliament,

also this should be considered:
"Österreich, Dänemark, Belgien, Polen, Finnland, die Slowakei, Irland, Slowenien und Lettland sollen jeweils einen weiteren Sitz erhalten."

-> France: +7,
Spain: +7,
Italy: +3,
NL: +5.
Österreich: +1,
Dänemark: +1,
Belgien: +1,
Polen: +1,
Finnland: +1,
Slowakei: +1,
Irland: +1,
Slowenien: +1,
Lettland: +1,

I cannot imagine that the Parliament itself can decide on this.
"Der Ausschuss für konstitutionelle Fragen in Straßburg stimmte mit großer Mehrheit für die Vergrößerung."

Additionally the Questions:
98: All Documents previously made and suspected to be signed on the number of MEPs since the EU Parliament was established.
99: Member in the "Commitee" (Ausschuss für konstitutionelle Fragen) all the member names. And who established this commitee?

Yours faithfully,

Klaus V. Zinser

Parlamento Europeo

Our reference: 2023-3267

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Parlamento Europeo

Our reference: 2023-3267

Dear Mr Zinser,

Thank you for contacting the Transparency Unit of the European Parliament.

This message responds to your two requests under [1]Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001 relating to the recent proposal to increase in the number of
Members of the European Parliament.

Firstly, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that the scope
of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 extends only to existing documents held by
an institution, as defined by its Article 2(3), whereas it does not cover
the broader concept of information. In order to request information on
Union policies, including facts and figures on voters, initiatives from
citizens, expenses that the foreseen increase in MEPs could entail,
further information on parliamentary committees, [2]please contact
Parliament's dedicated service, AskEP.

Parliament's composition is assessed before each European election, in
line with the principles set out in [3]Article 14 of the Treaty on the
European Union. According to those principles, the number of MEPs shall
not exceed 750, plus Parliament's President. Representation of citizens
shall be degressively proportional, and no Member State shall be allocated
more than 97 seats. This leads to the fact that some, bigger Members
States - such as Germany, as you pointed out – are under-represented,
while some other, smaller Member States are over-represented, since the
minimum number of Members is 6 per Member State. For more resources on the
topic, please consult [4]Parliament's Think Thank website, such as this
[5]recent article by the European Parliamentary Research Service on the
Composition of the European Parliament, or a [6]less recent analysis,
written pre-Brexit.

Concerning Parliament's vote on the European Council's decision to
increase the number of seats in Parliament to 720, the Constitutional
Affairs (AFCO) Committee has voted in favour of this increase on 11^th
September, after which the majority of MEPs voted positively during the
plenary sitting of on 13^th September. You can find more documents on
Parliament's Legislative Observatory, [7]here, at the end of the webpage
under the "documentation gateway" section, for [8]Parliament draft report,
the [9]Council's legislative proposal on which the decision is based and
the [10]minutes of the debate that took place this week during
Parliament's plenary session. The text adopted by Parliament will be
published [11]here.

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Dear European Parliament,

this answer is extremely worrying. If there is an upper limit for the max amount of German MEPs, it is not acceptable to increase the number of other MEPs.
I want an answer from all the ones who decided this. Well better, it should be said thats my complaint.
The number should be brought down to half for all. Further my vote as German Citizen needs to have the same rights as the vote from a Luxemburg or Maltese Citizen for their MEP. Corrections in laws are made through the consilium.
-> real Citizens Referendums.

It's a waste of time to discuss further here. I got what I needed to know.

Yours faithfully,

Klaus V. Zinser