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About European elections

European elections are unique and no other exercise of transnational democracy is comparable to it. 375 million electors from 27 member States go to the polls between June 4th and 7th to elect a Parliament serving all the citizens of the European Union.
Citizens elect politicians who are responsible for implementing the ideas of a united Europe.
The challenges of Europe are several: to support the economy and social programmes, to tackle global warming, to guarantee protection of our environment, to assure our security and that of our food, and to protect cultural, linguistic, and historic treasures.
To vote on June 7th will be synonymous with actively participating in the construction of a Europe by its citizens.
In all of its fields of influence, and in many others, the European Parliament has a power of decision which, in the course of the next five years, will be of special importance.
In accordance with the Treaty of Nice, 736 deputies will be elected. However, if the Treaty of Lisbon should come into effect, the total number of European deputies will increase to 754 up to the European elections of 2014. After 2014, the total number of deputies will be reduced to 751. No matter which treaty is in effect, Luxembourg will be represented by six deputies.