Act concerning the conditions of accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania and the adjustments to the Treaties on which the European Union is founded - PART FOUR:TEMPORARY PROVISIONS - TITLE II:INSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS - Article 24


Published: 2005-04-25

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Act concerning the conditions of accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania and the adjustments to the Treaties on which the European Union is founded - PART FOUR:TEMPORARY PROVISIONS - TITLE II:INSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS - Article 24

Official Journal L 157 , 21/06/2005 P. 0211 - 0211


Article 24

1. By way of derogation from the maximum number of Members of the European Parliament fixed in the second paragraph of Article 189 of the EC Treaty and in the second paragraph of Article 107 of the EAEC Treaty, the number of Members of the European Parliament shall be increased to take account of accession of Bulgaria and Romania with the following number of Members from those countries for the period running from the date of accession until the beginning of the 2009‐2014 term of the European Parliament:

Bulgaria | 18 |

Romania | 35. |

2. Before 31 December 2007, Bulgaria and Romania shall each hold elections to the European Parliament, by direct universal suffrage of their people, for the number of Members fixed in paragraph 1, in accordance with the provisions of the Act concerning the election of the Members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage [4].

3. By way of derogation from Article 190(1) of the EC Treaty and Article 108(1) of the EAEC Treaty, if elections are held after the date of accession, the Members of the European Parliament representing the peoples of Bulgaria and Romania for the period running from the date of accession until each of the elections referred to in paragraph 2, shall be appointed by the Parliaments of those States within themselves in accordance with the procedure laid down by each of those States.

[4] OJ L 278, 8.10.1976, p. 5. Act as last amended by Council Decision 2002/772/EC, Euratom (OJ L 283, 21.10.2002, p. 1).

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