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Politics 13-05-2021

European Parliament expects June return to Strasbourg chamber

The European Parliament is expected to return to its official seat in Strasbourg for a June plenary after an absence of more than a year due to Covid-19 restrictions, officials said on Wednesday (12 May).
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 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.
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.
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.