Germany was a founding member of the EU in 1952 along with FranceBelgiumItalyLuxembourg, and the Netherlands.

Germany had the 9th (out of 28) highest GDP per capita of all EU member states in 2012 at €32,600, it has the biggest population of all EU member state at  82 million.

You can read all about Germany, including our 2014 election prediction here.

European Council

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel


Günther Oettinger – Energy (outgoing)

European Parliament

Germany currently elects 96 MEPs. The largest group is the European Peoples Party (EPP) with 34.

Please select a political group to view their German MEPs.

Among German MEPs of this Political Group there is/are currently

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