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Does the name Ernst Strasser (see picture) ring a bell? If not, let us refresh your memory. Ernst Strasser, from Austria, was one of the MEPs involved in the cash-for-amendments scandal unveiled by the Sunday Times last year. More precisely, he was the…

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A Royal Extravagance

Spot the odd one out…Buckingham Palace in LondonPalacio Real de Madrid, SpainStockholms slott, Sweden, andThe Louise Weiss building in Strasbourg, France.We’re guessing that most people will not ever have heard of the last one. It’s in fact, the …

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Conservative MEP Ashley Fox may have thought of a practical plan to reduce some of the ridiculous cost of the European Parliament’s travelling circus from Brussels to Strasbourg each month.There have been many previous attempts to abolish this hugely w…

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