When it comes to the Strasbourg seat of the European Parliament it’s silly season all year round (not just in August). This time it’s news that 80m2 of the roof inside the plenary chamber of the Strasbourg building has fallen in – although no-one was inside at the time. Have a look at the video below, and there are news reports in German from nachrichten.at and Tagespiegel. Jan has more on his blog.
So the building has been hit by Legionnaires Disease, part of the roof has fallen in, and the City of Strasbourg has also been inflating the rental price of the building. And that’s before you even get onto the issue of going to Strasbourg full stop – something I’ve posted about previously.
If you haven’t done so sign the petition at Oneseat.eu to abolish the Strasbourg seat of the EP!