Members of the European Parliament agreed today (16 July) on the numerical strength of each of its 43 delegations to foreign countries. They will vote tomorrow on which MEPs should be allocated to each delegation.
Delegations maintain and develop the Parliament’s international contacts. They are occasionally controversial because their activities are expensive. MEPs are seen making foreign trips at the expense of taxpayers, and the rewards to the EU are uncertain. Sometimes MEPs are visiting countries with poor democratic credentials; sometimes they are going to countries that are best-known as holiday destinations. The European Parliament points out that national parliaments maintain …read more
Source: European Voice