Sibiu, Romania — Leaders of the EU met in Romania on Thursday to prepare for changes in the EU institutions that will start after an election to the European Parliament in two weeks. This is why the vote matters. Who is voting and for what? More than 400-million people in the EU's 28 member states can vote from May 23 to 26, including nearly 50-million Britons who had been due to leave the bloc in March. Their votes for 73 legislators who may have to quit within weeks has upset some calculations after a delay to Brexit agreed in April. By proportional representation, Europeans will elect 751 members to the European parliament, which divides its time between Brussels and Strasbourg. Ranging from Luxembourg, Malta and Cyprus with six seats each, to Germany with 96, for five years members of the European parliament (MEPs) will pass laws proposed by the European Commission, subject to approval by national governments in the EU Council. What is at stake? Issues range from spending — thou...

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