The recurring debate about the seat of the European Parliament made once again the headlines when MEPs voted to ask for the right to decide where they should meet and have their seat, favouring the idea of a single seat in particular in order to save money. Which are the arguments of the different parties?
What is the state of the Union?
Is it a state? Is it a Federation? Is the EU a clear definable political entity?
The answer to these questions has to be a clear no. In this respect, the Association AEJE wishes to add to the discussion an incentive to the ongoing thinking process towards the EU and its future. What is clear for everyone to see is that it cannot and should not become a nation-state in the classical sense,
The European Union is a unique actor, not only as an economic power or a singular political unity without precedent, but as the most suitable mediator in conflicts that threaten world peace in the 21st century.
prior to a European Parliament in Strasbourg. AFP / GERARD Circles
The price of Strasbourg chair of a European Parliament as well as full sessions which have been hold 4 days a month can be estimated during 51.5 million euros a year, according to a inform by a European Association of Young Entrepreneurs ( ECLA).