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TheBerlaymont building, seat of the European Commission, built in 1968. Since 1991 the building is empty because of the presence of too much asbestos on the inside. The renovation undertaken by the Belgian State runs into the billions of BEF and sheduled to be finished by 2001. In 1964 Luxembourg proposed to re-group and re-devise the administrative services of the EEC. On May the 8th 1965 the following was decided upon : Brussels received the European Commission, the Economic and Social committee, certain services of the European Parliament, the Secretary of the Council of Ministers and the status of " city where the Council would gather and function most of the time". Strasbourg kept the half-round where the plenary sessions of the European Parliament took place. The Secretary of the European Parliament remained in Luxembourg as well as the European Court of Justice and the European Investment Bank. Another POV WS

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