Sunday, 16 October 2011

The Folly of the Parliamentarium

Friday saw the opening of the European Parliament's new visitor centre in Brussels, the "Parliamentarium"

At a cost of 21 million Euro,  reportedly 30% over budget and 3 years late. It consists of a number of interactive 3D audio-visual installations "reflecting the desire of the Parliament to reach out to citizens and become more transparent to the outside world".

It appears rather ironic that the "brains" behind the project is a Greek MEP. Given the austerity measures now currently enforced in his home country, I wonder how many Greeks might feel it a little 'Mickey Mouse'...

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