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Ranking by influence

This ranking refers to the political influence of the Members of the European Parliament before the mid-term reshuffle, covering the period from the elections in 2019 up to August 2021.

This assessment combines quantitative and qualitative elements and takes into account rapporteurship, key positions, voting behaviour, and other factors that shape the level of influence of an MEP.

Please be advised that some MEPs may be less influential overall but highly influential on a specific topic (e.g. environment, trade). Also, this is an objective assessment, meaning it does not take into account the views of an MEP on various policies. A measurement of the actual support for a specific policy requires an additional topic-focused component.

For more details click to read the full study on MEPs influence.

The ranking will be periodically updated, every year. The next update is therefore expected to be released in 2022 (Sept/Oct)

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MEP  Political group Political party Country Total Legislative Total Leadership Total Performance Total network Overall score
David-Maria SASSOLI S&D Partito Democratico Italy 0.00 92.96 0.00 7.04 100.00 SD
Iratxe GARCÍA PÉREZ S&D Partido Socialista Obrero Español Spain 0.00 60.85 16.90 9.86 87.61 SD
Dacian CIOLOŞ Renew Partidul Libertate, Unitate și Solidaritate Romania 0.00 50.70 15.21 16.90 82.82 Renew
Manfred WEBER EPP Christlich-Soziale Union in Bayern e.V. Germany 0.00 55.77 10.99 11.27 78.03 EPP
Heidi HAUTALA Greens/EFA Vihreä liitto Finland 1.69 42.25 10.14 19.01 73.10 GreensEFA
Johan VAN OVERTVELDT ECR Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie Belgium 23.45 38.87 4.23 5.63 72.18 ECR
Juan Fernando LÓPEZ AGUILAR S&D Partido Socialista Obrero Español Spain 17.32 25.35 16.90 11.27 70.85 SD
Antonio TAJANI EPP Forza Italia Italy 0.85 33.80 10.14 25.35 70.14 EPP
Sven GIEGOLD Greens/EFA Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Germany 7.82 40.56 10.99 6.34 65.70 GreensEFA
Dimitrios PAPADIMOULIS The Left Coalition of the Radical Left Greece 2.96 42.25 7.61 11.27 64.08 The Left
Irene TINAGLI S&D Partito Democratico Italy 17.83 25.35 16.06 4.23 63.46 SD
José Manuel FERNANDES EPP Partido Social Democrata Portugal 12.08 28.73 13.52 8.45 62.79 EPP
Dita CHARANZOVÁ Renew Ano 2011 Czech Republic 0.85 43.94 10.14 7.75 62.68 Renew
Birgit SIPPEL S&D Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands Germany 17.75 20.28 14.37 8.45 60.85 SD
Pedro SILVA PEREIRA S&D Partido Socialista Portugal 3.38 28.73 16.90 11.62 60.63 SD
Ryszard Antoni LEGUTKO ECR Prawo i Sprawiedliwość Poland 0.85 40.56 6.76 11.27 59.44 ECR
Ryszard CZARNECKI ECR Prawo i Sprawiedliwość Poland 5.35 29.01 8.45 15.49 58.30 ECR
Bernd LANGE S&D Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands Germany 6.93 28.73 12.68 9.86 58.20 SD
Eider GARDIAZABAL RUBIAL S&D Partido Socialista Obrero Español Spain 11.07 20.28 16.90 9.86 58.11 SD
Nils TORVALDS Renew Svenska folkpartiet Finland 9.46 20.28 13.52 14.44 57.70 Renew
Markus FERBER EPP Christlich-Soziale Union in Bayern e.V. Germany 14.79 20.28 12.68 9.86 57.61 EPP
Othmar KARAS EPP Österreichische Volkspartei Austria 9.30 25.35 10.14 12.68 57.46 EPP
Luis GARICANO Renew Ciudadanos – Partido de la Ciudadanía Spain 2.54 35.49 14.37 4.23 56.62 Renew
Jeroen LENAERS EPP Christen Democratisch Appèl Netherlands 11.83 23.66 11.83 8.45 55.77 EPP
Pascal CANFIN Renew Liste Renaissance France 10.31 25.35 15.21 4.23 55.10 Renew
Bas EICKHOUT Greens/EFA GroenLinks Netherlands 6.17 38.03 10.14 0.00 54.34 GreensEFA
Dragoș PÎSLARU Renew Partidul Libertate, Unitate și Solidaritate Romania 17.07 13.52 15.21 8.45 54.25 Renew
Siegfried MUREŞAN EPP Partidul Naţional Liberal Romania 6.00 18.59 14.37 14.08 53.04 EPP
Rainer WIELAND EPP Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands Germany 1.69 25.35 10.99 14.79 52.82 EPP
Dan NICA S&D Partidul Social Democrat Romania 3.38 30.42 14.37 4.58 52.75 SD
Ewa KOPACZ EPP Platforma Obywatelska Poland 0.00 25.35 14.37 12.68 52.39 EPP
Andrus ANSIP Renew Eesti Reformierakond Estonia 0.85 10.14 14.37 26.76 52.11 Renew
David McALLISTER EPP Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands Germany 3.46 28.73 12.68 7.04 51.92 EPP
Daniel CASPARY EPP Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands Germany 0.42 28.73 13.52 8.45 51.13 EPP
Sophia in 't VELD Renew Democraten 66 Netherlands 4.23 20.28 15.21 11.27 50.99 Renew
Brando BENIFEI S&D Partito Democratico Italy 9.46 16.90 16.06 8.45 50.87 SD
Jonás FERNÁNDEZ S&D Partido Socialista Obrero Español Spain 5.07 20.28 16.90 8.45 50.70 SD
Marcel KOLAJA Greens/EFA PIRÁTI Czech Republic 0.00 36.62 10.99 2.82 50.42 GreensEFA
Younous OMARJEE The Left La France Insoumise France 14.15 23.66 6.76 5.63 50.21 The Left
Fabio Massimo CASTALDO NI Movimento 5 Stelle Italy 0.00 25.35 5.92 18.31 49.58 NI
Danuta Maria HÜBNER EPP Platforma Obywatelska Poland 6.76 6.76 11.83 23.94 49.30 EPP
Martina DLABAJOVÁ Renew Ano 2011 Czech Republic 0.93 27.89 9.30 10.92 49.03 Renew
Cristian-Silviu BUŞOI EPP Partidul Naţional Liberal Romania 5.07 25.35 10.14 8.45 49.01 EPP
Roberta METSOLA EPP Partit Nazzjonalista Malta 5.92 25.35 10.99 6.69 48.94 EPP
Kathleen VAN BREMPT S&D Socialistische Partij.Anders Belgium 2.54 20.28 16.06 9.86 48.73 SD
Olivier CHASTEL Renew Mouvement Réformateur Belgium 5.24 19.44 16.90 7.04 48.62 Renew
Andreas SCHWAB EPP Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands Germany 6.76 21.97 12.68 7.04 48.45 EPP
Guy VERHOFSTADT Renew Open Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten Belgium 0.42 10.14 15.21 22.54 48.31 Renew
Sandra KALNIETE EPP Partija "VIENOTĪBA" Latvia 1.69 10.14 15.21 21.13 48.17 EPP
Katarina BARLEY S&D Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands Germany 0.85 25.35 13.52 8.45 48.17 SD
Hilde VAUTMANS Renew Open Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten Belgium 4.23 13.52 16.90 13.38 48.03 Renew
Paulo RANGEL EPP Partido Social Democrata Portugal 8.45 16.90 13.52 8.80 47.68 EPP
Zdzisław KRASNODĘBSKI ECR Prawo i Sprawiedliwość Poland 7.61 28.73 4.23 7.04 47.61 ECR
Valérie HAYER Renew La République en marche France 4.31 20.28 14.37 8.45 47.41 Renew
Paolo DE CASTRO S&D Partito Democratico Italy 0.93 13.52 14.37 18.31 47.13 SD
Agnes JONGERIUS S&D Partij van de Arbeid Netherlands 5.92 20.28 15.21 5.63 47.04 SD
Tiemo WÖLKEN S&D Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands Germany 4.23 13.52 15.21 14.08 47.04 SD
Javier MORENO SÁNCHEZ S&D Partido Socialista Obrero Español Spain 0.00 20.28 16.90 9.86 47.04 SD
Ulrike MÜLLER Renew Freie Wähler Germany 3.38 21.97 14.37 7.04 46.76 Renew
Andrzej HALICKI EPP Platforma Obywatelska Poland 1.69 29.58 12.68 2.82 46.76 EPP
Monika HOHLMEIER EPP Christlich-Soziale Union in Bayern e.V. Germany 8.96 15.21 12.68 9.86 46.70 EPP
Stéphanie YON-COURTIN Renew Liste Renaissance France 5.92 21.13 15.21 4.23 46.48 Renew
Jytte GUTELAND S&D Arbetarepartiet- Socialdemokraterna Sweden 4.23 20.28 11.83 9.86 46.20 SD
Philippe LAMBERTS Greens/EFA Ecologistes Confédérés pour l'Organisation de Luttes Originales Belgium 0.42 24.51 10.99 10.21 46.13 GreensEFA
Karin KARLSBRO Renew Liberalerna Sweden 1.77 23.66 13.52 7.04 46.00 Renew
Johan DANIELSSON S&D Arbetarepartiet- Socialdemokraterna Sweden 12.68 13.52 12.68 7.04 45.92 SD
Christophe HANSEN EPP Parti chrétien social luxembourgeois Luxembourg 6.42 20.28 13.52 5.63 45.86 EPP
Marian-Jean MARINESCU EPP Partidul Naţional Liberal Romania 7.61 13.52 11.83 12.68 45.63 EPP
Elsi KATAINEN Renew Suomen Keskusta Finland 4.23 18.59 12.68 9.86 45.35 Renew
Dolors MONTSERRAT EPP Partido Popular Spain 2.20 28.73 10.14 4.23 45.30 EPP
Simona BONAFÈ S&D Partito Democratico Italy 7.61 10.14 16.90 10.56 45.21 SD
Frances FITZGERALD EPP Fine Gael Party Ireland 5.07 16.90 11.83 11.27 45.07 EPP
Dennis RADTKE EPP Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands Germany 6.85 13.52 15.21 9.15 44.73 EPP
Marie-Pierre VEDRENNE Renew Mouvement Démocrate France 5.92 16.06 15.21 7.04 44.23 Renew
Klára DOBREV S&D Demokratikus Koalíció Hungary 3.38 25.35 12.68 2.82 44.23 SD
Ville NIINISTÖ Greens/EFA Vihreä liitto Finland 2.20 16.90 10.99 14.08 44.17 GreensEFA
Christel SCHALDEMOSE S&D Socialdemokratiet Denmark 3.55 21.97 10.14 8.45 44.11 SD
Petras AUŠTREVIČIUS Renew Lietuvos Respublikos liberalų sąjūdis Lithuania 3.38 11.83 16.06 12.68 43.94 Renew
Domènec RUIZ DEVESA S&D Partido Socialista Obrero Español Spain 6.85 10.14 16.90 9.86 43.75 SD
Karen MELCHIOR Renew Det Radikale Venstre Denmark 10.99 13.52 13.52 5.63 43.66 Renew
Norbert LINS EPP Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands Germany 4.14 20.28 13.52 5.63 43.58 EPP
Clara AGUILERA S&D Partido Socialista Obrero Español Spain 4.65 10.14 16.06 12.68 43.52 SD
Alice KUHNKE Greens/EFA Miljöpartiet de gröna Sweden 4.23 14.08 11.83 13.38 43.52 GreensEFA
Reinhard BÜTIKOFER Greens/EFA Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Germany 2.54 28.17 9.30 3.52 43.52 GreensEFA
Carlos ZORRINHO S&D Partido Socialista Portugal 2.54 15.21 16.90 8.45 43.10 SD
Nicola BEER Renew Freie Demokratische Partei Germany 0.00 25.35 13.52 4.23 43.10 Renew
Christian EHLER EPP Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands Germany 1.27 20.28 12.68 8.80 43.03 EPP
María Soraya RODRÍGUEZ RAMOS Renew Ciudadanos – Partido de la Ciudadanía Spain 6.00 11.83 14.37 10.56 42.76 Renew
Tonino PICULA S&D Socijaldemokratska partija Hrvatske Croatia 6.76 13.52 15.21 7.04 42.54 SD
Margarida MARQUES S&D Partido Socialista Portugal 4.23 12.68 16.90 8.45 42.25 SD
Marek BELKA S&D Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej Poland 4.23 10.14 15.21 12.68 42.25 SD
Jens GEIER S&D Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands Germany 2.62 16.90 12.68 9.86 42.06 SD
Lukas MANDL EPP Österreichische Volkspartei Austria 5.07 13.52 9.30 14.08 41.97 EPP
Isabel SANTOS S&D Partido Socialista Portugal 4.23 11.83 16.06 9.86 41.97 SD
Lina GÁLVEZ MUÑOZ S&D Partido Socialista Obrero Español Spain 6.00 12.68 16.06 7.04 41.77 SD
Axel VOSS EPP Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands Germany 4.23 16.90 12.68 7.75 41.55 EPP
Inma RODRÍGUEZ-PIÑERO S&D Partido Socialista Obrero Español Spain 0.00 16.90 16.06 8.45 41.41 SD
Karima DELLI Greens/EFA Europe Écologie France 7.18 20.28 10.99 2.82 41.27 GreensEFA
Charles GOERENS Renew Parti démocratique Luxembourg 1.69 14.37 15.21 9.86 41.13 Renew
Vangelis MEIMARAKIS EPP Nea Demokratia Greece 0.00 16.90 14.37 9.86 41.13 EPP