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Petition on establishing Parliament's single seat in Brussels: Debate – 19.02.2020

20-02-2020 - 16:36
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On 19 February 2020, the Committee analysed a petition seeking to establish a single seat for the European Parliament in Brussels. The petition highlights the cost and environmental savings that this move would generate and points out the anomaly that Parliament is not allowed to decide on its own seat.

He also argues that the "double seat" practice was started in the 1950ies, when Parliament used the Council of Europe building for its activities, but that it is no longer necessary now that the EP has its own headquarters in Brussels.