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Encyclopedia > Parties in the Council of the European Union
The member-states of the European Union by the European party affiliations of their leaders, as of April, 2006.
The member-states of the European Union by the European party affiliations of their leaders, as of April, 2006.

This article describes the party affiliations of the leaders of each member-state represented in the Council of the European Union. The list below gives the political party that each head of government, or head of state, belongs to at the national level, as well as the European political alliance to which that national party belongs. The states are listed from most to least populous. More populous states have greater influence in the council, in accordance with the system of Qualified Majority Voting. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1244x1244, 92 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1244x1244, 92 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into European Union. ... The Council of the European Union forms, along with the European Parliament, the legislative arm of the European Union (EU). ... The head of government is the leader of the government or cabinet. ... Queen Elizabeth II, is the Head of State of 16 countries including: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Jamaica, New Zealand and the Bahamas, as well as crown colonies and overseas territories of the United Kingdom. ... The European political party, or formally political party at European level, is a type of political party organization in the European Union, eligible to receive funding from the Union. ... Qualified Majority Voting (QMV) is a voting procedure employed in the Council of the European Union for some decisions. ...

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Summary

Party
European People's Party 11
Party of European Socialists 7
European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party 4
Alliance for Europe of the Nations 2
Independent - Dimokratikon Komma 1

The European Peoples Party is a Christian democrat-conservative political party at European level founded in 1976. ... The Party of European Socialists (PES) (French: Parti socialiste européen (PSE); German: Sozialdemokratische Partei Europas (SPE); Spanish: Partido socialista europeo (PSE); Italian: Partito socialista europeo (PSE)) is a European political party whose members are 30 social democratic, socialist and labour parties of the European Union member states as well... The European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party (founded in 1993) is a liberal party, active in the European Union, uniting liberal and centrist parties around Europe which together represent more than 20 million European voters and is an international non-profit association incorporated under the laws of Belgium. ... The Alliance for Europe of the Nations is a pan-European political party that gathers nationalist parties from across the continent. ... The Democratic Party (Greek: Dimokratikon Komma) is a liberal political party in Cyprus, founded in 1976 by Spyros Kyprianou. ...

List of leaders (April 2006)

Member-state Leader National party European party
Germany Angela Merkel CDU EPP
United Kingdom Tony Blair Labour PES
France Jacques Chirac UMP EPP
Italy Silvio Berlusconi Forza Italia EPP
Spain José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero PSOE PES
Poland Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz PiS AEN
Netherlands Jan Peter Balkenende CDA EPP
Greece Costas Caramanlis New Democracy EPP
Portugal Jose Socrates PS PES
Belgium Guy Verhofstadt VLD ELDR
Czech Republic Jiří Paroubek ČSSD PES
Hungary Ferenc Gyurcsány Socialists PES
Sweden Göran Persson SAP PES
Austria Wolfgang Schüssel ÖVP EPP
Denmark Anders Fogh Rasmussen Venstre ELDR
Slovakia Mikuláš Dzurinda SDKÚ EPP
Finland Matti Vanhanen Centre Party ELDR
Ireland, Republic of Bertie Ahern Fianna Fáil AEN
Lithuania Algirdas Brazauskas LSP PES
Latvia Aigars Kalvitis People's Party EPP
Slovenia Janez Janša Democratic Party EPP
Estonia Andrus Ansip Reformierakond ELDR
Cyprus, Republic of Tassos Papadopoulos Diko Independent [1]
Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker CSV EPP
Malta Lawrence Gonzi PN EPP

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Kostas Karamanlis, the prime minister of Greece Konstantínos Alexandrou Karamanlís (Κωνσταντίνος Αλεξάνδρου Καραμανλής, in Greek; generally known as Kóstas Karamanlís, born September 14, 1956) became Prime Minister of Greece on March 10, 2004 following his partys victory in the March 7 parliamentary elections. ... Party logo New Democracy or ND (Greek: Νέα Δημοκρατία, Nea Dhimokratia), founded in 1974, is the main center-right liberal political party in Greece. ... The European Peoples Party is a Christian democrat-conservative political party at European level founded in 1976. ... José Sócrates Carvalho Pinto de Sousa (born Vilar de Maçada, 6 September 1957) is a Portuguese politician, elected secretary-general of the Socialist Party Sócrates is a civil engineer, with a post-graduated studies in the area of sanitary engineering. ... 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The European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party (founded in 1993) is a liberal party, active in the European Union, uniting liberal and centrist parties around Europe which together represent more than 20 million European voters and is an international non-profit association incorporated under the laws of Belgium. ... Tassos Nikolaou Papadopoulos (Τάσσος Παπαδόπουλος in Greek) born January 7, 1934) is the president of The Republic of Cyprus since 2003. ... The Democratic Party (Greek: Dimokratikon Komma) is a liberal political party in Cyprus, founded in 1976 by Spyros Kyprianou. ... Jean-Claude Juncker Jean-Claude Juncker (born December 9, 1954) is the Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Luxembourg, and until July 1, 2005, was president of the European Council, a position he also previously held in 1997. ... The Christian Social Peoples Party (Luxembourgish: Chrëschtlech Sozial Vollekspartei - CSV) is the largest political party in Luxembourg. ... The European Peoples Party is a Christian democrat-conservative political party at European level founded in 1976. ... Lawrence Gonzi (born July 1, 1953) is the Prime Minister of Malta and Finance Minister of Malta. ... The Nationalist Party or Partit Nazzjonalista (PN) is a Maltese political party. ... The European Peoples Party is a Christian democrat-conservative political party at European level founded in 1976. ... ALDE logo The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (French: Alliance des Démocrates et des Libéraux pour lEurope) is a Group in the European Parliament. ... The European Parliament is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. ...


See also

The member-states of the European Union by the European parliamentary affiliations of their leaders, as of January, 2006. ... The member-states of the European Union by the European party affiliations of their leaders, as of January, 2005. ... The member-states of the European Union by the European parliamentary affiliations of their leaders, as of 1 May, 2004. ... The member-states of the European Union by the European parliamentary affiliations of their leaders, as of 1st January, 2004. ... The member-states of the European Union by the European parliamentary affiliations of their leaders, as of 1st January, 2003. ... Presidency of the Council of the European Union refers to the responsibility of presiding over all aspects of the Council of the European Union, when exercised collectively by a government, on a pre-established rota of the member states, of the European Union. ... The European Council, informally called the European summit, is a meeting of the heads of state or government of the European Union, and the President of the European Commission. ...

External links

  • Council of the European Union (official website)

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