How active meps are in the parliament and what influence they have can be measured in several different ways, such as which committees they sit in and how many reports and opinions have been the rapporteur. DN's review shows that it differs greatly between the various members.
A way to conduct business in the EU parliament is to be the rapporteur in the reports, which is a kind of letter that can serve as a basis for a later decision.
Cecilia Wikström (L) has added eight reports, the most of all the swedes during the previous term of office. She is followed closely by Linnea Engström (MP), which has added six pieces. If, in addition, is the rapporteur in the report to become as a politician selected by the responsible parliamentary committee and the design of it.
Cecilia Wikström to the most prolific novelist of this very reason, that she produced the highest number of reports.
Other members, Kristina Winberg (SD) and Jakop Dalunde (MP) has not been the rapporteur on any report at all.
In several ways, Cecilia Wikström has been the English novelist with the greatest influence during the previous term of office, shows the DN:s review.
In march petades she from his seat as the Liberals ' ime – after she refused to resign their board seats in Beijer Alma and Elekta.
the EU parliamentarians ' influence is to look at who has the specific positions of trust as member of the EU parliament. Where sticking Linnea Engström (MP), Marita Ulvskog (S) and Anna Maria Corazza Bildt (M) as vice-chairman of their respective committees.
Cecilia Wikström, however, is the only one of the Swedish meps, who is chairman of a committee of the european Parliament's committee on petitions. She is also the president of the Conference of committee chairs, which, according to the Politico is the second most important post.
It is the political body that coordinates the work of the committees and ensure that the cooperation flows. In connection with Wikström's appointment to the chair of the Conference of committee chairs described the Liberals in a press release that this was ”the heaviest record so far for a Swedish Mep”.
Votewatch, which monitors the voting rights in the EU-parliament, published on 23 april a study of what they believe are the 100 most influential meps. The result is a weighing of, among other positions of trust, rapportörsuppdrag and vote.
On the Votewatch list includes a total of four swedes, at the top, at 22, is Cecilia Wikström as a result of Bodil Valero (MP), Linnea Engström (MP) and Marita Ulvskog (S). Wikström's high placement on the Votewatchs list is a rise compared with when the organisation conducted the same study in september 2017 when She ended up in place 27.
When the Politico 2017 listed the 40 members of the EUROPEAN parliament, stating ”matter” ended up Cecilia Wikström with its fourth highest among the two swedes who were on the list, before Fredrick Federley (C). 2016 was, however, Christofer Fjellner (M) alone English, and when the web page listed the members of the EUROPEAN parliament they felt played a role during the term of office as a whole was mentioned just a swede, Isabella Lövin (MP), which today is Sweden's deputy prime minister.
In the latter list, however, had Politico not only derives from what the mps did in parliament, but also included recent activities of several mps who have left.
at the Stockholm university, and says that it generally is difficult to measure the influence.
" But it is perfectly reasonable to look at how active you are and what confidence you have. Cecilia Wikström has been the rapporteur also, it is a measure of that she has the confidence of colleagues in parliament, " says Ulrika Mörth.
She says, however, that it is not possible to say that politicians who do not have been visible in the statistics does not have any influence at all.
" We are a political scientist studying sometimes it is called informal power, and it can be at least as important as the formal. It can be any member of this house who are good at networking and participate in various informal groupings, which is quite common in the various EU processes.
" I think at the same time that it is hard to argue that someone who is not visible push the issues would be more influential than the formal shows, but it does not mean that you have zero influence just because you do not put forward the proposal, said Mörth.
acting on both parts, that she has formal as well as informal power.
– If one pushes the questions formally, one can think that she also receives a lot of contacts in an informal way, it hangs together.Link to the graphics
Cecilia Wikström is proud of the confidence granted by the parliament.
" I'm the first swede who has been given an institutional role, I coordinate all the committees and work very closely with the president. I see it, of course, that a great deal of confidence and a confirmation that hard work pays off, " said Cecilia Wikström.
She also says that it is a part of her personality, to work much.
"It was my success in parliament, and in my case, in the Liberals," says Wikström.
at many of the resolutions have instead been active in other ways. Swedish Malin Björk has held the most speech in the chamber, and Fredrick Federley (C) is the Swedish member of the board who are behind most of the amendments.
" I went the down to Brussels with the ambition to change and to put those proposals to which we had promised in the election. I have chosen to focus on legislative activity, " says Fredrick Federley.
He considers that it is difficult to be influential if you do not engage in the legislative process.
" to some extent, have impact on things you do not work with, for example, you can talk with colleagues and then they can submit the proposal. But I must say that I think that it is quite frivolous if you do not take the mission seriously, " says C-member.
Olle Ludvigsson (S), Jasenko Selimovic and Bodil Valero (MP) who all were present at over 95 per cent of occasions. Linnea Engström Christoffer Fjellner (M) have attended fewer than 80 per cent of the votes, according to figures from Votewatch Europe.Link to the graphics
Fredrick Federley (C), Jasenko Selimovic (L) and Anna Hedh (S) is the vice-president of a delegation. Federley is also vice-president of the ALDE group, that the Liberals and the Centre party belongs to.
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