A proposal by the Constitutional Affairs Committee, calling for a number of Members of European Parliament to be elected from an EU-wide electoral constituency, was rejected by the full House in Strasbourg on Wednesday.

The proposal to introduce some pan-EU lawmakers or “trans-national lists” in the wake of Brexit was backed by French President Emmanuel Macron.

MEPs said the Parliament should shrink from 751 to 705 MEPs when the UK leaves the EU, but leave room for new members in the futur...

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