Many MEPs are members of European political parties, either directly or indirectly. However, neither the European Parliament or the Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations (APPF) provide information on the relationship between European party membership and EP group membership, or a breakdown of party membership by nationality. European Democracy Consulting has you covered.
Cross-membership between European political parties and EP political groups
Geographical origin of MEPs members of European political parties
- MEPs’ EP group membership: European Parliament, https://europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/full-list/all (1st June 2023);
- MEPs’ European party membership and nationality: APPF, https://appf.europa.eu/appf/en/parties-and-foundations/registered-parties (30 Sept. 2022)
We extend our thanks to the Wikipedia community for dutifully and quickly recording changes in EP membership (in our case, for those have taken place since Sept. 2022).
You can find here the dataset used for these visualisations, in open, machine-readable format (CSV).