Quaestor (European Parliament)

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In the European Parliament, the quaestors are elected to oversee administrative and financial matters directly affecting members (MEPs) as well as other duties assigned to them by the Parliament's Rules of Procedure or the Bureau of the European Parliament. Five quaestors are elected among the MEPs for two and a half year-terms, ie. half a parliamentary term.

Election

Quaestors are elected after the President and Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament.[1] Rule 18 of the Rules of Procedure dictates that quaestors are elected by the same procedure as the Vice-Presidents, meaning that one or more single ballots are held until all 5 seats have been filled via either absolute majority (first 2 ballots) or relative majority (3rd ballot).[2] If the amount of candidates does not exceed 5, the quaestors are elected by acclamation unless a ballot is requested by members or one or more political groups totaling at least one-fifth of the members.[3]

List of quaestors

9th Parliament (2019–2024)

Name Country National party EP Group
Quaestors serving from 2019–2022
Anne Sander  France Les Républicains EPP
David Casa  Malta Partit Nazzjonalista EPP
Monika Beňová  Slovakia SMER-SD S&D
Gilles Boyer  France None RE
Karol Karski  Poland Law and Justice ECR

8th Parliament (2014–2019)

Name Country National party EP Group
Quaestors serving from 2017–2019
Élisabeth Morin  France Union for a Popular Movement EPP
Andrey Kovatchev  Bulgaria Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria EPP
Catherine Bearder  United Kingdom Liberal Democrats ALDE
Vladimír Maňka  Slovakia SMER-SD S&D
Karol Karski  Poland Law and Justice ECR
Quaestors serving from 2014–2017
Élisabeth Morin  France Union for a Popular Movement EPP
Bogusław Liberadzki  Poland Democratic Left Alliance S&D
Catherine Bearder  United Kingdom Liberal Democrats ALDE
Andrey Kovatchev  Bulgaria GERB EPP
Karol Karski  Poland Law and Justice ECR

7th Parliament (2009–2014)

Name Country National party EP Group
Quaestors serving from 2012–2014[4]
Astrid Lulling  Luxembourg Christian Social People's Party EPP
Jim Higgins  Ireland Fine Gael EPP
Lidia Geringer de Oedenberg  Poland Democratic Left Alliance S&D
Bogusław Liberadzki  Poland Democratic Left Alliance - Labour Union S&D
Jiří Maštálka  Czech Republic Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia GUE/NGL
Quaestors serving from 2009–2012 [5]
Lidia Geringer de Oedenberg  Poland Democratic Left Alliance S&D
Jim Higgins  Ireland Fine Gael EPP
Astrid Lulling  Luxembourg Christian Social People's Party EPP
Jiří Maštálka  Czech Republic Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia GUE/NGL
Bill Newton Dunn  United Kingdom Liberal Democrats ALDE

6th Parliament (2004–2009)

[6]

Name Country National party Group
Astrid Lulling  Luxembourg Christian Social People's Party EPP
Mia De Vits  Belgium Socialist Party Differently PES
Jim Nicholson  United Kingdom Ulster Unionist Party EPP
Szabolcs Fazakas (served 2007-2009 only)  Hungary Hungarian Socialist Party PES
Ingo Friedrich (served 2007-2009 only)  Germany Christian Social Union in Bavaria EPP
Jan Mulder (served 2007-2009 only)  Netherlands People's Party for Freedom and Democracy ALDE
Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl (served 2004-2007 only)  Germany Christian Democratic Union EPP
Genowefa Grabowska (served 2004-2007 only)  Poland Social Democracy of Poland PES

Footnotes

  1. ^ Rule 15(1)(1) of the Rules of Procedure (9th parliamentary term)
  2. ^ Rule 18 read together with rule 17(1) of the Rules of Procedure (9th parliamentary term)
  3. ^ Rule 15(1)(3) read together with Rule 179(1)(c) of the Rules of Procedure (9th parliamentary term)
  4. ^ "14 Vice-Presidents and 5 Quaestors of the European Parliament elected". European Parliament. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Five European Parliament Quaestors elected". European Parliament. 15 July 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  6. ^ Debates - Wednesday, 21 July 2004 - Election of Quaestors

External links

  • Duties of Quaestors


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