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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 AvatarJohnTilley 22nd Oct - 10:15am
    Caracatus 22nd Oct '14 - 6:37am “All new claimants for Jobseeker’s Allowance would undergo English tests......" Do we still have any target seats in those...
  • User AvatarCaracatus 22nd Oct - 10:14am
    @ Tim13 - Laws attends the Cabinet, but is not in it. I think my views on him are well known. I contacted him a...
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 22nd Oct - 10:11am
    ChrisB 22nd Oct '14 - 9:19am "All the stuff that Stephen’s article says we can’t have and retain voters. " ChrisB are you suggesting that...
  • User AvatarCaracatus 22nd Oct - 10:06am
    Well it's a lot better than the last PPB by Nick Clegg. Is this policy about the cost of living ? (for some people) or...
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 22nd Oct - 10:02am
    Malc and Dennis Mollison You both say that there is no logic to a monarchy, it is absurd etc but it is very popular. It...
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 22nd Oct - 9:41am
    @Alice Thomas – I’m afraid you have missed the point in Nick’s strategy. After 2015, after we have another triumph like the 2014 Euros, we...