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Политически групи в Европейския парламент
Political groups in the European Parliament

Author(s): Martin Anastasov
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Education, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Civil Law, International Law, Public Law, Higher Education , EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, EU-Legislation
Published by: Нов български университет
Keywords: European Parliament; Political groups in the European Parliament

Summary/Abstract: The European Parliament (EP) is unique and different from national parliaments, because it is organized rather than ideologically than nationally. Political groups in the EP are groups of MPs - in some cases a group may be officially represented by a political party, in others it may be a coalition of several European parties, national parties or independent politicians. Groups are rather weak coalitions than political parties. They are explicitly forbidden to participate in European elections, as this is an exclusive right only for Europeans. It is assumed that each group has common principles, and those groups that can not demonstrate them in practice are disbanded.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 3-10
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Bulgarian