Mail Online rips into ‘EU gravy train’

MEP’s travel back and forth between Brussels and Strasbourg ‘wasting’ 48 days a year, according to the Mail Online from 07/02/2014

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Debate on Ukraine European Parliament Strasbourg Wednesday 05/02/2014 3pm

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EU High Commissioner Catherine Ashton is currently in Kiev and in discussions with the Ukrainian government.  Guy Verhofstadt, former Belgium prime minister questioned the absence of Ashton in the debate.

Guy Verhofstadt Former Belgian Prime Minister Strasbourg 25/02/214 Photo Graham Waghorn

Guy Verhofstadt Former Belgian Prime Minister Strasbourg 25/02/214
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Italian president, Giorgio Napolitano makes Speech to European Parliament 04/02/2014

The Italian president Giorgio Napolitano was on an official visit and made a speech to the European Parliament on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Project Spinelli (see below: commemoration stamp/envelopes from today and from 1984).

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In front of the hemicycle, soldiers were raising the Italian flag.
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