50th Anniversary of the European Parliament - Spain

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Issue date: 19/03/2008

In 1958, a year after the Treaty of Rome which gave birth to the EU, the European Parliament was created under the chairmanship of Robert Schuman. In these 50 years, this institution has seen an increase in its power and has become the only supranational institution whose members are democratically elected by direct universal suffrage. The 785 Members of the European Parliament are elected once every five years by voters right across the 27 Member States of the European Union on behalf of its 492 million citizens.


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