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MEPs representing Romania and Bulgaria have much more clout than those representing many other countries, including Italy and France. This is demonstrated by an indicator developed by VoteWatch Europe.
MEPs' receive a gross salary of €8,757.70 per month, plus others reimbursements. But related perks are not transparent, as they don't have to show the receipts for their expenses.
The forthcoming European elections will set off a chain of events that in a few months could deeply change the European union's political landscape.
In Hungary social democrats are up by 0.6 points, in keeping with a slight rise of parties belonging to S&D across Europe.
Polls from across the European Union show declining support for the parties belonging to GUE/NGL, EFDD, and EPP groups in the European Parliament in the past two months.
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Polls from across the European Union show a slight decline in support for the parties belonging to ALDE, EFDD, and GUE/NGL groups in the European Parliament in the past two months.
The Czech party affiliated with the ECR is down by 1.1 points in two months, while almost all the other parties are gaining some popularity.
In Finland the parties affiliated with ECR are up by 2.3 points in two months, while all the other parties are stable or losing some ground.
In Estonia Pro Patria is up by 3.3 points in two months. Parties affiliated with ALDE are also gaining some ground.