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Spain wants seats for ‘phantom' MEPs

By Simon Taylor  -  11.12.2009 / 16:16 CET
Spanish and French push to secure seats for 18 new members of the European Parliament.

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The 18 additional MEPS

Under the terms of the Lisbon treaty, the 18 extra seats created in the European Parliament would be allocated to the following countries:
Four: Spain
Two: Austria, France, Sweden
One: Bulgaria, Italy, Latvia, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, the UK.

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