The chamber in Brussels hasn’t been used for a plenary session in over 18 months. The roof suffered damage, and in typical Brussels fashion the simple task of repair has dragged on and on incessantly, with bills getting higher and higher as time rolls on. Perhaps, we are told with no real enthusiasm, it might be ready for the April sitting.
The roof in Strasbourg also collapsed, but that was fixed within a month. The French would surely not allow a minor matter such as the collapse of a roof to endanger the 150 million euro travelling circus, whereby the entire staff, paperwork and contents of offices make a long road trip to Strasbourg on a monthly basis. What, one might ask, is the carbon footprint of that? But there will be no answers to that question.