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What is the European Parliament in Strasbourg?

What is the European Parliament in Strasbourg?

A visit to the parliamentary debating chamber is an unrivalled opportunity to soak up the unique atmosphere of the world’s largest transnational parliament. It hosts the European Parliament’s most important debates and has provided the backdrop for many historic votes.

Is Schuman traineeship paid?

The Schuman traineeships are paid and can be undertaken at one of the European Parliament’s official places of work – Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg – or in its Liaison Offices in the Member States.

How often does the European Parliament meet in Strasbourg?

around once a month
The MEPs (the Members of the European Parliament) meet around once a month in Strasbourg for a four-day part session from Monday to Thursday. In addition to these twelve annual Strasbourg sessions, the Parliament may also meet in additional two-day plenary sessions in Brussels up to six times a year.

How often does EU parliament move from Brussels to Strasbourg?

12 times a year
The European Parliament spends 180 million euros moving staff and paperwork between its Brussels and Strasbourg sites 12 times a year amid calls for the tale of two cities to come to an end.

When did Strasbourg become the seat of the European Parliament?

December 1992
The institution is legally bound by the decision of Edinburgh European Council of 11 and 12 December 1992 and Article 341 of the TFEU to meet there twelve times a year for a session, each of which usually takes about four days….Seat of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Louise Weiss building
Floor area 220,000 m2 (2,400,000 sq ft)
Design and construction

How Brussels became capital of the European Union?

It became the capital of the EU by stealth, in stoemelings as the Brussels dialect puts it, essentially because of the inability of the six, then nine, then twelve, then fifteen, then twenty five and now twenty eight member states to decide which city this capital should be.

Where to visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg?

All visits to the European Parliament in Strasbourg include the Parlamentarium Simone Veil. The dynamic and interactive exhibition gives citizens of all ages a practical insight into the role of the European Parliament, its political groups and the work of its Members. Watch: what is the European Parliament?

What is the European Parliament?

The European Parliament is one of at least two assemblies in the world with more than one meeting place (another being the parliament of the Isle of Man, Tynwald) and one of the few that does not have the power to decide its own location.

Can I visit the Strasbourg campus during the plenary session?

Visits to the Strasbourg campus of the European Parliament will not be possible during the plenary session from 13-16 September. Normal visiting schedule will resume on Friday 17 September. Learn more about the plenary session of the European Parliament. ×

Does the European Parliament have legislative initiative?

Although the European Parliament has legislative power that the Council and Commission do not possess, it does not formally possess legislative initiative, as most national parliaments of European Union member states do.