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Latest update : 2013-11-25

Time for the EU Parliament to leave France?

Once a month, all 766 MEPs and their staff commute from Brussels to Strasbourg in the French region of Alsace to hold a four-day plenary session. But on November 20th, a large majority of MEPs voted to demand a treaty change so that all parliamentary business can be conducted in Brussels. So is it time for the EU Parliament to end the costly shuttle between the two cities?

 

  • Ashley Fox, British MEP, European Conservatives and Reformist Group;
  • Constance Le Grip, French MEP, European People’s Party.

    Programme produced and prepared by Mary Colombel

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2017-04-22 Turkish Cypriots

Greek Cypriot negotiator: 'We regret that Turkey is distancing itself from Europe'

Our guest is Andreas Mavroyiannis, the Republic of Cyprus’s top diplomat for the peace process with the Turkish Cypriots. "We would have liked [Turkey’s EU] accession process to...

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2017-04-22 Donald Trump

Trump's intervention in Syria: How should the EU respond?

Dutch Green MEP Bas Eickhout and Michael Kulbickas, Belgium Chair of Republicans Overseas, go head to head over Donald Trump's actions in Syria and his recent executive order...

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2017-04-14 Germany

Top EU diplomat: ‘Germany is looking for a strong partner in France’

Our guest in this edition is a close associate of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Elmar Brok is head of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee. In the light of the...

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2017-04-14 France

French election seen from Europe

MEPs tell us of their hopes and fears about the French presidential election. Faced with anti-establishment movements in their own countries, most of our panelists argue that...

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2017-04-08 technology

Robots: The workers of tomorrow?

The European Parliament is taking an interest in robots. The workers of the future are already among us and MEPs want to legislate on them as soon as possible. Some of the...

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