Thursday, 10 March 2011
Movement on Strasbourg at last
This may seem a rather anoraky post in the midst of our struggle towards recovery in the UK, but it is significant all the same. One of the longest-running economic sores in the EU is the cost of maintaining a separate parliament building in Strasbourg, in order to satisfy French amour-propre. There is now a sign that the European parliament is yielding to pressure from Liberals and Conservatives to reduce the number of times that Brussels has to move to Strasbourg.