the abbreviation for Member of the European Parliament. See European Parliament.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

European Union
The members of the European Parliament are elected every five years under the proportional representation system. The election is held by direct universal suffrage. Voting systems vary, depending on the country. MEPs exercise their mandate independently and cannot be bound by instructions or receive a binding mandate.
For the period 2009-2014, the European Parliament has 736 MEPs, with a different number from each of the 27 member states.
A parliamentary committee is responsible for ensuring that any information that may affect the performance of the duties of a MEP or the ranking of substitutes is forwarded to Parliament without delay by the authorities of the member states or of the European Union, with an indication of the date of effect where an appointment is concerned.
For further information, see PLC EU, EU Toolkit: EU institutions.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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