The number of MEPs of some countries may be reduced in the light of Croatia's accession to the European Union. Croatia will have 11 seats in the EP.
EP representatives told BNS that amendments to the draft proposed earlier this month were expected by February 4. The committee will vote on the draft in February, followed by a discussion at the EP plenary in March. The proposal will still have to be discussed by the European Council, which facilitates meetings of officials of member-states.
According to the draft, Germany should lose three of its 99 mandates in the EP.