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European Parliament

the permanent legislative assembly of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) directly elected by the electors of the member countries of the EUROPEAN UNION.
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This week's session is being held in the parliament's normal home in Brussels because the roof of the Strasbourg parliament building collapsed last month.
But earlier this month a large section of the ceiling inside the Strasbourg parliament's chamber collapsed.
The first proposal to introduce controls into Europe's ports industry was rejected in November 2003 when the Strasbourg parliament voted narrowly to reject the EU plan.
However, any move to scrap the Strasbourg Parliament would be vetoed by France so it won't happen, however much MEPs from other countries complain.
The Strasbourg parliament will next Tuesday vote on whether to extend the veto to importers from outside EC borders.
Ankara receives a big boost in its efforts to join the European Union, as the Strasbourg parliament approves its blueprint for accession.
Liberal Democrat Liz Lynne will travel to the Strasbourg Parliament tomorrow carrying prime cuts of Herefordshire beef in a Union Jack bag.
The scheme is causing outrage among EU officials who want the Strasbourg Parliament to end its involvement in the private pension fund.
The feeling is that antipathy to his Socialists might also wreck its chances at the local level and at the Strasbourg parliament, so Sanchez opted for April 28 instead.
But speaking at the Strasbourg Parliament, Mr Bradbourn, who is a leading member of the European Parliament's transport committee, said: "I don't see the need to pile extra taxation on to an industry which is already badly hit by the economic downturn."
Perhaps I might add that it was at the Strasbourg Parliament many years ago where I first met John Sargeant and was "entertained" at public expense!
A resolution in the Strasbourg parliament called on the Bush administration to close Guantanamo Bay and treat prisoners in accordance with international humanitarian law.