I don’t want to spread myself too thinly with this site but a Dutch friend of mine gave my e-mail address to a site called www.oneseat.eu. Set up by Cecilia MalmstrÃ¶m, member of the European Parliament for the Swedish Liberal Party, the site is trying to get a million signatures on their petition to get rid of the European Parliament’s second site in Strasbourg.
They have almost 375,000 signatures already.
It costs European taxpayers approximately 200 million euros a year to move the Parliament between Brussels in Belgium and Strasbourg just over the border in France. Love Europe or hate it the only people who benefit from this arrangement are the restaurant owners of Strasbourg. I am sure that it would be money well spent just to give them all a few hundred thousand euro to compensate them for their loss and shut the whole Strasbourg circus down.