- „Decisions on the apportionment of seats in the European Parliament have been haphazard, unfair and inexplicable.“
The last Parliament mounted an enquiry into how best to establish a method for seat apportionment which would be transparent, explicable, equitable and durable. The result is known as the Cambridge Compromise (CamCom) and has generated broadly favourable comment.
Andrew Duff (@AndrewDuffEU) was a Member of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2014 and President of the Union of European Federalists from 2008 to 2013. As an MEP, he was a founding member of the Spinelli Group and rapporteur for the report on a proposal for a modification of the Direct Elections Act, which became widely known as the “Duff Report”. In January 2015, his new book Pandora, Penelope, Polity: How to Change the European Union was published by John Harper.