Nathalie Loiseau, Minister for European Affairs, met today with Catherine Trautmann, Former Minister of Culture and MEP, President of the Strasbourg The Seat Task Force aimed at promoting Strasbourg as the seat of the European Parliament.
A few days after Nathalie Loiseau’s visit to Strasbourg on July 5, during which she defended the seat of Strasbourg, this meeting provided an opportunity to take stock of the task force’s activities. The task force brings together locally elected officials, national and European parliamentarians from the Grand Est region as well as the prefectures of Grand Est and Bas-Rhin in order to promote the seat of Strasbourg. The discussions also focused on the actions by the government and local stakeholders to ensure that Strasbourg can play its full role as a European capital and to strengthen its accessibility.
Strasbourg is a symbol of our continent’s reconciliation. That’s why seat of the European Parliament as well of the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights were established there. The choice of Strasbourg as the seat of the European Parliament, which is enshrined in the treaties, also reflects the determination of the founding fathers to build a polycentric Europe.