While neo-fascists from Greece, Hungary and Germany won seats in the Strasbourg parliament
, the far right also scored dramatic victories in Britain and Denmark and did well in Austria.
The continual movement has come in for criticism but France is proud of its Strasbourg parliament
(and has the power to veto any treaty change).
VOTE FOR THE REDS Licia and Vittoria at Strasbourg parliament
We will certainly oppose this legislation at all levels, from votes in committee, speeches as opportunity arises, meetings with industry lobbyists (BAT are in contact with us), and final votes in the Strasbourg parliament
The 66-year-old was first elected to the Strasbourg Parliament
in 1999 and is the current chairman of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, influencing the direction of the European single market.
Otis has a long history with the Urban Community of Strasbourg and was the original service provider for the Strasbourg Parliament
in 1978," said Pierre Dejoux, president, Otis North Europe and Africa Area.
As he took up his seat in the European Parliament, the interpreter got a little confused and told the Strasbourg Parliament
to welcome Mr Bunion.
Perhaps I might add that it was at the Strasbourg Parliament
many years ago where I first met John Sargeant and was "entertained" at public expense
This week's session is being held in the parliament's normal home in Brussels because the roof of the Strasbourg parliament
building collapsed last month.
A resolution in the Strasbourg parliament
called on the Bush administration to close Guantanamo Bay and treat prisoners in accordance with international humanitarian law.
The first proposal to introduce controls into Europe's ports industry was rejected in November 2003 when the Strasbourg parliament
voted narrowly to reject the EU plan.
However, any move to scrap the Strasbourg Parliament
would be vetoed by France so it won't happen, however much MEPs from other countries complain.