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LibLink: Edward McMillan-Scott – End the European Parliament’s “travelling circus”

EU Parliament Brussels - Some rights reserved by PoetografieEdward McMillan-Scott MEP is the only British Vice-President of the European Parliament and has been leading the campaign for a single seat for the European Parliament. On the British Influence website he writes:

For four days each month, the European Parliament leaves its working base in Brussels, the EU’s political capital, and descends on Strasbourg, its official ‘Seat’ for debates and votes. In addition, half of the Parliament’s staff work in Luxembourg. This arrangement costs €180 million and 19,000 tonnes of C02 every

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MEPs to press for treaty change for Single Seat following ECJ ruling

Today the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in Case C-237/11 (Joined Cases C-237/11, C-238/11), France v European Parliament against MEPs’ decision to merge two Strasbourg plenary sessions into one week in October.

Senior Liberal Democrat MEP Edward McMillan-Scott, European Parliament Vice President and co-founder of the cross-party Single Seat campaign commented:

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  • User Avatarexpats 25th Nov - 9:25am
    Eddie Sammon 25th Nov '15 - 1:42am..................I think the whole idea that we need to wait for consensus before we act is wrong anyway. It’s...
  • User AvatarPhyllis 25th Nov - 9:08am
    Andrew Hickey "Party policy is decided by the party, democratically, not by the leader." I've heard this repeated so many times and I actually believed...
  • User AvatarAnne 25th Nov - 8:52am
    Why get rid of Assad when we will not touch Saudi,Bahrain and Qatar? I do not understand the reasoning and I expect many others do...
  • User Avatarexpats 25th Nov - 8:49am
    Eddie Sammon 24th Nov '15 - 11:38am.........If we don’t give Cameron permission to bomb Daesh in Syria then our politicians and diplomats should be more...
  • User AvatarBrianD 25th Nov - 8:38am
    Sad to hear Tony Greaves reverting to tribalism. Perhaps he hasn't read Marquand's "Mammon's Kingdom"
  • User AvatarJohn Bennett 25th Nov - 8:12am
    I can only assume that those advocating the expansion of Heathrow have never looked at the nearby section of the M25.