Which are the most influential countries within the European Institutions?

The Robert Schuman Foundation published a survey in which it explains which countries occupy top job positions within the European Institutions.

Here a brief summary (for the full survey click here)

European Parliament

The total number is given by EP president and vice presidents, presidents and vice presidents of Committees, chairmen and vice chairmen of political groups, political coordinators.

  1. Germany (56)
  2. Italy (29)
  3. UK (28)
  4. France (26)
  5. Poland (21)
  6. Spain (19)

European Commission

The number is given by the percentage of officers per nation.

  1. Belgium (17,6%)
  2. Italy (10,4%)
  3. France (9,6%)
  4. Germany (8,3%)

European Council 

The number is given by Director-General, Directors and Head of Units.

  1. Belgium (16)
  2. Germany (15)
  3. Spain (15)
  4. France (14)
  5. UK (12)
  6. Italy (12)