No, I’m not losing my mind. Dutch PM Jan-Peter Balkenende might do something good for the EU today or tomorrow: raising the issue of the EP having its seat in Strasbourg at the European Council meeting in Brussels. See this article from EUObserver. Balkenende is far from being my favourite European politician – he’s a centre-right Christian Democrat who helped mess up the vote on the European Constitution in the Netherlands, and he’s also very dull. But with apparently half the votes at oneseat.eu coming from Netherlands, he reckons the European Council ought to deal with the Strasbourg issue – good luck to him! I’m sure Schuessel will try to brush the issue under the carpet, but it does look like the debate on Strasbourg is at last starting to move.