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Future EU 12-06-2018

EU parliament’s ‘gravy train’ hits the buffers

Hundreds of European lawmakers and officials were left stranded for hours on Monday when an electrical fault halted their train to the EU parliament in the eastern French city of Strasbourg.
Future EU 27-07-2017

The EU should not allow the symbol of peace in Europe to become a symbol of waste

As members of the European Parliament we are time and again confronted with the same question: why do you accept this carrousel of moving the Parliament between Brussels and Strasburg with all its blatant waste? Time after time emotions run high on this – and rightly so, write the members of the European Parliament’s Single Seat Steering group.
Tweets of the Week, Episode 10
Politics 07-07-2017

Tweets of the Week: Juncker’s outburst, EP single seat debate, and the EU Japan trade deal

At the Parliament Juncker’s hysterical, the single seat debate is just terrible, and that Japan-EU trade deal looks bearable.
Future EU 21-10-2015

Former French MEP launches offensive to have Strasbourg as only seat of the European Parliament

Everybody agrees: The European Parliament needs a single seat. But former minister and MEP Catherine Trautmann says it should be Strasbourg, not Brussels.
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Future EU 21-11-2013

Parliament wants to end MEPs monthly commute to Strasbourg

There are two European Parliaments. One in Brussels, Belgium, and one in Strasbourg, France. 766 MEPs and over 3000 members of staff travel every month from Brussels to Strasbourg for the chamber's plenary sessions. MEPs say this monthly shuttle costs over €150 million, approximately 10% of the Parliament's yearly budget and almost 19000 tones of CO2 emissions. In a bid to save money, time and the environment, the Parliament now wants to decide when and where it meets.
Future EU 13-12-2012

France wins EU court ruling on ‘split’ Strasbourg session

In a victory for France, the European Court of Justice today (13 December) struck down the European Parliament's effort to reduce the amount of time spent at its seat in Strasbourg.

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