When symbolism goes wrong
The eurozone crisis will intensify pressure for the European Parliament to leave Strasbourg.
Appeared in print on 30.10.2012
Sometimes the European Union advances at glacial pace. But at other times the institutional glaciers crack apart and melt into the oceans at a rate that would terrify all but the most adamant climate-change denier. The challenge for watchers of the European Union is to spot the deluge in the making.