About: Strasbourg seat

EU Elections 2019 12-06-2019

Single EU Parliament seat should be in Strasbourg, says official

In an interview with EURACTIV France, the president of Strasbourg's city council and task force lead defending the European Parliament's Alsace HQ, spoke about the so-called single seat issue. Frédéric Bierry highlighted the economic benefits for Germany, as well as the preference of MEPs and European officials to live in the city.
EU Elections 2019 15-01-2019

Scrap Strasbourg seat, urges Italy’s Di Maio

Italy's Five Star Movement has decried the "waste of money” of the European Parliament's seat in Strasbourg, putting its abolition at the centre of the party's campaign for the European elections in May.
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.
Future EU 06-07-2017

France continues to block debate on Strasbourg seat

The movement to establish a single European Parliament seat in Brussels has the wind in its sails. But France is resolutely blocking any serious debate on the closure of the institution’s Strasbourg premises. EURACTIV France reports.
Future EU 03-07-2017

French MEPs prepare to fight over Strasbourg seat

Many MEPs hope to replace the European Parliament’s Strasbourg seat with the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which will leave London once the UK pulls out of the EU. But French politicians will not let go of Strasbourg without a fight. EURACTIV France reports.
Future EU 12-05-2017

An outside-the-box solution to Brexit and the Strasbourg seat

Relocating the EU's UK-based agencies to Strasbourg and ending the European Parliament's monthly travelling circus is a logical solution that would benefit everyone, argues Bart Staes.
EU Priorities 2020 15-02-2017

France turns to EU courts to defend Strasbourg Parliament

The French government has gone to new lengths to defend the European Parliament’s Strasbourg seat, filing a complaint against the Parliament’s 2017 budget vote, which took place in Brussels. Euractiv France reports.
13-05-2016

Strasbourg speaks in defence of hosting European Parliament

MEPs have repeatedly argued that the European Parliament should abandon its Strasbourg seat. The Alsatian capital is poorly connected and the French authorities are reluctant to spend money improving infrastructure. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.
Brexit 19-05-2015

Harlem Désir: ‘Refugee status is a competency of the member states’

The French Minister of State for European Affairs told EURACTIV that France is against the establishment of refugee quotas. He also suggested creating a European civic service. 
Musicians playing in Strasbourg at the Parliament's opening session, June 30, 2014 [© European Union 2014 - European Parliament]
Transport 10-07-2014

High-speed train link reinforces Parliament’s Strasbourg seat

Those campaigning against the European Parliament's seat in Strasbourg were dealt a major blow on Tuesday (8 July) when France’s national railway company, SNCF, announced a new direct TGV route between Brussels and Strasbourg. EURACTIV France reports.
Brexit 15-10-2013

Parliament asks for treaty revision on Strasbourg seat

A parliamentary committee adopted a report that calls on member states to abolish MEPs' monthly commute from Brussels to Strasbourg. The latest attempt to reduce the number of parliamentary seats might force the Council to discuss a treaty change.
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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