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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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