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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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    When will our government acknowledge the iniquities of the Netanhue government, against the Palestinians.
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    Caron Many thanks. I was hoping that might be the case. Sorry to hear you are fighting off a cold.
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    Sounds to me that HQ is using some sort of a list server which doesn't allow you to reply. They should say do not reply...
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    Neil "Remember education is so important we give them 11 weeks off every year. One week isn’t going to be a major difference." Parents have...
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    "You can do better than this surely." I have been saying this to Lib Dems for years on here but so far the good folks...
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    1968 or 1972, the fact is that my parents offered help to refugees. The Labour government of the day passed a new immigration act (which...