EU pays $230M a year to keep Parliament on road
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.