Today over at Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday, the letter of the week is I, and I was inspired to take this instant to tell you a little about an important institution.
The Louise Weiss building in Strasbourg, France, houses the official seat of the European Parliament. This important institution of democracy is the only directly-elected body of the European Union, with 736 members representing all 27 EU countries. It plays an active role in drafting legislation that impacts on the daily lives of its more than 490 million citizens in areas such as environmental protection, consumer rights, equal opportunities, transport, and the free movement of workers, capital, services and goods.
I took these two photos of this contemporary institution inaugurated in 1999 when we drove by on a winter afternoon some years ago.
The EP also works in Brussels (Belgium) and Luxembourg.