If European Union leaders are looking to save some serious money, they might look no further than the ‘‘traveling circus’’ that is the European Parliament. The EU assembly leads a pricey and nomadic life. Once a month, it shifts thousands of lawmakers, their staffs, translators and interpreters, to Strasbourg, France, 400 kilometers (250 miles) away, for a four-day meeting. And then it trucks them all back to Brussels again.
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