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.
The far-right Alliance for Peace and Freedom (APF) party has received EU-funding to the tune of €600,000, highlighting the ease with which neo-fascist groups have access to European Parliament financing. EURACTIV Germany reports.
In a vote widely expected, MEPs have re-elected Martin Schulz as president of the European Parliament, but with the large number of eurosceptic voices in the new assembly, the German socialist will need to refine his strategic leadership.