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Do MEPs want to keep ‘schlepping’ to Strasbourg? How travel time influences views on the location of the European Parliament

Hix, Simon and Whitaker, Richard (2016) Do MEPs want to keep ‘schlepping’ to Strasbourg? How travel time influences views on the location of the European Parliament. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (07 Nov 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The practice of holding European Parliament plenary sessions in both Brussels and Strasbourg has frequently been criticised on the basis that it is financially wasteful and damages the environment. But what shapes the opinions of MEPs on the subject? Based on survey evidence, Simon Hix and Richard Whitaker illustrate that while there is support among a large number of MEPs for holding all plenary sessions in Brussels, the travel distance from an MEP’s country to Strasbourg goes some way toward explaining their view on the issue.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Government
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Departments > Government
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 15:56
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2019 00:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70124

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