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Dutch government backs calls to scrap Strasbourg seat
Date 18/03/2011 14:05  Author webmaster  Hits 1068  Language Global
18 MAR 2011

By Martin Banks | The Parliament

Dutch European affairs minister Ben Knapen has said the Dutch government backs a single seat for parliament.

He has also pledged to raise the issue during the ongoing debate about the EU's future budget and said the Dutch government would work with its EU partners to build support for a change to the treaty to give parliament a single seat.

His comments came in response to questions put to him by Han ten Broeke, a Dutch MP for prime minister Mark Rutte's ruling Liberal VVD party.

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