The Parliament should decide the EPP top candidate, according to itself, whether it is working in Brussels or Strasbourg. Example of the Bundestag.
EPP top candidate, Manfred Weber (CSU) wants to let the members of the European Parliament vote on whether the Parliament should, in the future, still in Strasbourg or in Brussels. Currently, the members between the two cities in France and Belgium, travel to and fro.
"I am sure that the European Parliament gets the right to decide independently on how it organises its work. This would then give a consequence to a vote like we had in Germany in the decision of the Bundestag between Bonn and Berlin", said the top candidate of the European people's party (EPP), the Heilbronner Stimme.
Weber, the next President of the EU Commission to be stressed for people not to understand that there are two plenary places, with a correspondingly high cost. The would have to agree with France, which wants to hold on to Strasbourg. Weber pointed out that he was a "great friend" of Strasbourg. Europe you feel "less in the office buildings in Brussels, but more in the old town of Strasbourg". A study of the European court of auditors by 2014, according to cost of Parliament's seat in Strasbourg and travel there more than 110 million euros per year.
The official seat of the European Parliament and the place where most plenary sessions are held, is based in Strasbourg. The committees meet in Brussels. And the official seat of the General Secretariat, the Parliament staff, is Luxembourg. The scheme is set out in the EU Treaty. The thrust of Weber's, however, could run into the Void, because of the EU Treaty can only be by all EU member States unanimously as amended. France wants to hold on to Strasbourg as the seat of the European Parliament.