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Your link should be corrected - Legal Acts - June 19, 2018.

Decisions establishing the composition of the European Parliament:

European Council Decision 2013/312/EU of 28 June 2013
European Council Decision 2018/937/EU of 28 June 2018

Right to vote and eligibility of British citizens to the European elections? 23-26 May 2018

On June 13th, 2018, the European Parliament approved the reduction of the number of representatives to take the loss of 73 British MEPs into account. The decision was taken by the European Council on June 28th, 2018: of the 73 seats left vacant, 27 will be reassigned to 14 Member states considered slightly under-represented in the European Parliament.

In legal terms however, this question of the right to vote seems more complex than it seems.

However, two different interpretations of the Decision sow doubt on this programmed exit synonymous with loss of voting rights and European eligibility.

On the one hand, the deadline for leaving the Union is not clearly defined in Article 50 TEU. On the other hand, the deadline cited in Art. 2 and 3 of the European Directive 93/109/EC to register on the electoral lists in 1993 could not anticipate the adoption of Article 50 TEU in 2009 and its implementation in 2017.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Mon Jan 7th, 2019 at 07:05:33 PM EST
Thanks. My iPad put 'smart' quotes around the URL - I think there's a setting I need to hunt down.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Jan 8th, 2019 at 12:15:37 PM EST
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