EU petitions committee debates Brussels-Strasbourg 'travelling circus'
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - Campaigners working to abolish the so-called travelling circus that sees the European Parliament move from Brussels to Strasbourg for one week every month, have had their complaint heard by the parliament's petitions committee, the first 'official' exchange of views on this contentious issue in any of the European institutions.
The french wants the circus to go on.
"Do the citizens know about how rich a community [in Strasbourg] we have?" asked French Liberal MEP Janelly Fourtou, wondering where financial rationalisations will lead next. "If this is all about rationalisation, should we next be rationalising the languages that we use?"
TOCK! Is the sound of my hand making contact with my forehead!