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Document 32014R0531

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 531/2014 of 12 March 2014 amending Annex I of Regulation (EU) No 211/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the citizens' initiative

OJ L 148, 20.5.2014, p. 52–53 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_del/2014/531/oj

20.5.2014   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 148/52


COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) No 531/2014

of 12 March 2014

amending Annex I of Regulation (EU) No 211/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the citizens' initiative

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 211/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 on the citizens' initiative (1), and in particular Article 7(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 7(2) of Regulation (EU) No 211/2011 provides that, in at least one quarter of Member States, the minimum number of signatories of a citizens' initiative should correspond to the number of the Members of the European Parliament elected in each Member State, multiplied by 750. Those minimum numbers are set out in Annex I of the Regulation.

(2)

On 28 June 2013 the European Council adopted European Council Decision 2013/312/EU establishing the composition of the European Parliament (2). That decision which entered into force on 30 June 2013 sets the number of representatives in the European Parliament elected in each Member State for the 2014-2019 parliamentary term. The 2014-2019 parliamentary term begins on 1 July 2014.

(3)

Annex I of Regulation (EU) No 211/2011 should be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex I of Regulation (EU) No 211/2011 is replaced by the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the 20th day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 1 July 2014.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 12 March 2014.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 65, 11.3.2011, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 181, 29.6.2013, p. 57.


ANNEX

Minimum number of signatories per Member State

Belgium

15 750

Bulgaria

12 750

Czech Republic

15 750

Denmark

9 750

Germany

72 000

Estonia

4 500

Ireland

8 250

Greece

15 750

Spain

40 500

France

55 500

Croatia

8 250

Italy

54 750

Cyprus

4 500

Latvia

6 000

Lithuania

8 250

Luxembourg

4 500

Hungary

15 750

Malta

4 500

Netherlands

19 500

Austria

13 500

Poland

38 250

Portugal

15 750

Romania

24 000

Slovenia

6 000

Slovakia

9 750

Finland

9 750

Sweden

15 000

United Kingdom

54 750


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