Constituencies: 1 (red): Germany south-west (North Rhine Westphalia, Baden-Wurttemberg, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saar-Land) 2 (yellow): Netherlands, Finland, Germany north (Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Bremen) 3 (black): Germany east (Bavaria, Saxony, Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern), Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovakia 4 (blue): France North and east (Normandy, Hauts-de-France, Grand Est, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté), Belgium, Luxemburg, Ireland 5 (pink): France West and Center (Île-de-France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Nouvelle Aquitaine, Pays de la Loire, Bretagne, Centre and oversees) 6 (dark blue): Spain east (Catalonia, Valencia, Castilla-La Mancha, Murcia, Aragon, Balearic Islands), France south (Occitanie, Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur, Corse), Italy west (Liguria, Toscana, Sardegna) 7 (purple): Spain west (Andalusia, Madrid, Galicia, Castile and Leon, Canary Islands, Basque Country, Extremadura, Asturias, Navarre, Cantabria, La Rioja, Melilla, Ceuta), Portugal 8 (brown): Italy north (Lombardia, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Piemonte, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Trentino - Alta Adige, Valle d'Aosta), Austria, Slovenia 9 (green): Italy south (Lazio, Campania, Sicilia, Puglia, Calabria, Marche, Abruzzo, Umbria, Basilicata, Molise), Greece, Cyprus, Malta
38 million people on average. All constituencies between 34,8 and 40,8.
There would probably be 4 ortho-liberal (germany-inspired) board members (the three germany constituencies and maybe northern italy with Austria and Slovenia), one that is split (northern France with Belgium, Luxemburg and Ireland with France at 17.5 million, Belgium 11.5, Ireland at 5) but maybe going toward more state-interventionism (wallonia would help a french-inspired candidate). The three mediterranean constituencies and the french one would get more state-interventionism types I guess.
Reminds me of a science fiction story I read once in which representatives were elected by equal areas. So you had a billion people in India with 1 rep, and a large chunk of the south Pacific with a population of a couple of hundred with 1 rep. As far as I remember the story failed to account for Antarctica……
I rather like the idea of Ireland being part of France….MacRon would go down well.