A week after a petition signed by an estimated one million people that urged the European Parliament to abandon its practice of monthly travels from Brussels to Strasbourg for plenary sessions, lawmakers last week approved a 148 million Euro appropriation to buy the French buildings it has been renting.Richard Ashworth MEP, Conservative budgets spokesman in the European Parliament, said the vote in the Parliament’s “bureau” sends out the wrong signal about its unwillingness to vacate the premise...

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