Environmental impact of Strasbourg sessions
Tuesday, 25th September 2012
Letter to London local newspapers
Every month, the European Parliament relocates from Brussels to Strasbourg. Thousands of MEPs, staff, journalists and lobbyists make the journey for the Parliament's plenary session. Each month this costs around £200million and causes 20,000 tonnes of unnecessary CO2 to be emitted.
A Conservative initiative has recently been successful in reducing the number of times we are forced to go to Strasbourg, which will generate real savings in terms of finance and environmental impact.
We are now campaigning to end the 'travelling circus' altogether. You can help by signing a petition calling on the Prime Minister to submit a proposal demanding an end to this wasteful system. Simply go to www.stopthestrasbourgcircus.com and sign up.
Conservative MEP for London