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Phoebe Braithwaite is openDemocracy’s submissions editor.
No to TTIP
Jon Worth, a former President of the Young European Federalists turned political communications consultant, as well as a leading EU blogger, takes a look at the difficulties of ensuring fairness in EU representation, and offers a suggestion for reform:
The European Parliament is trying to decide how numbers of MEPs will be allocated between different Member States in the future. The Severin-Lamassoure idea is there should be 750 MEPs, with 6 per Member State, and a maximum of 96 for the largest country. Seats for the countries in between will be allocated according to "degressive proportionality".