Strasbourg has apparently become the subject that cannot be mentioned.
The Austrian chancellor has warned the European Parliament's chief not to create a fuss over the two seats of the bloc's legislature at the EU leaders summit next month.The problem is Mr Chirac you see.
But the Austrian presidency has moved to prevent a clash on the matter with French president Jacques Chirac.Can someone please explain to me why one of the core jobs of the EU seems to be not upsetting Chirac?
Also note the hypocrisy in the following statement:
"It is a pure demagogy to say we're going to leave Strasbourg," French vice-president of the parliament, Green MEP Gerard Onesta told the EUobserver.Even a raving capitalist such as myself would question the necessity of adding thousands of tonnes per month of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere in such a carefree way. But for a Green Politician who lectures us on our lifestyle choices as a career, this wanton waste is not a problem.
We can't discuss Strasbourg, because it would need agreement of all 25 nations to change it. However, top discussion topic will be.....
The Constitution, which if memory serves correctly, needs the agreement of all 25 nations.