Those who know me are aware of my strong support for the campaign to give the European Parliament one seat (in Brussels). – At least it should have the freedom to decide on its own organisation – and also its seat – by itself. As it currently stands that decision is in the hands of the Council, and actually fixed in the EU Treaties.
Today I came across a very nice amendment of the Green Group in the European Parliament. In light of next week’s discharge report they are suggesting to move the budget for the Strasbourg seat into the Council budget because it is them in the end deciding on the seat in the current arrangement. Let us see how many MEPs of the big groups will give in to convenience again next week…