ECR Campaign

One seat

The ECR Group has been a leading voice for putting an end to the European Parliament’s wasteful and environmentally damaging monthly shuttle between Brussels and Strasbourg. Moving the work of the entire European Parliament for 4 days of every month from Brussels to Strasbourg sees 750 MEPs, 3000 staff, and a number of lobbyists and other officials relocate at a huge expense to the European taxpayer. Estimates of the relocation costs are between 102 million and 180 million Euros per year. The move causes the unnecessary release of 20, 000 tons of C02 into the atmosphere.

As the arrangement is enshrined in the EU’s treaties, changing it requires unanimous agreement of the EU’s leaders. The ECR Group is doing all it can to engage with France to enter into discussions to end the European Parliament’s costly trek to Strasbourg and ensure that all-important unanimity.

In the meantime, the ECR Group has built unprecedented levels of support across all political groups and nationalities to change this arrangement, and we will continue to highlight the extreme budgetary and environmental costs involved, in the hope that one day this will change.

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The ECR Group also continues to influence this issue through its work within the European Parliament’s cross-party Single Seat Group which campaigns for the European Parliament to be based in one location.

Through a campaign initiated by the cross party group, the ECR Group has helped to secure the overwhelming majority of European Parliament Members support stopping this practice, and consequently passed a Parliamentary resolution backing this position.

The ECR Group also campaigned to help get more than a million citizens signed a petition calling for an end to what is known as the “Strasbourg circus”.

Whilst France still wields a veto and still refuses to reconsider ending this practice, the ECR Group will continue to keep the pressure on, and will continue to campaign to ensure that the wasteful spending of your money is put to a stop.




Initiatives our MEPs are actively working on in the European Parliament




Daniel Dalton

2 hours ago

We have a tentative deal between @Europarl_EN and EU member states on updating the law on the European Criminal Rec… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Rebega Laurentiu

2 hours ago

I have been pleading for this since I became a Member of the European Parliament. #Romania and #Bulgaria have earne… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Jadwiga Wiśniewska

2 hours ago

#COP24 w Katowicach - kolejny dzień rozmów o zmianach klimatu pic.twitter.com/lrAV4fawFd

Bas Belder

3 hours ago

The European Parliament today inaugurates the Hadar Goldin exhibition and calls to uphold international humanitaria… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

3 hours ago

While we welcome the new updates to the EU’s #VisaCode on short stay visas for visitors, the so called ‘European… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

EP Audiovisual

8 hours ago

#EPlenary MEPs debate on 13-14 December #EUCO meeting. LIVE REPLAY video w/ statement by @anneleen_vb for @ecrgrouptwitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

9 hours ago

🔛 SOON! Our MEPs @anneleen_vb, @BerndLucke and @marekjurek speak at the debate on the #EUCO summit preparations of… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group


On #HumanRightsDay, our MEP @NosheenaMobarik has an important message for you from a recent trip to a Bangladeshi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Sajjad Karim MEP Conservative


Today we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of #HumanRights. We must never forget what cam… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Pope Francis


Every human person, created in God’s image and likeness, is a value unto themselves and is subject to inalienable rights. #HumanRightsDay

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