Conducted at the request of the European Parliament, the Court of Auditors’ report showed that moving all employees from Luxembourg to Brussels, alone, would save €80 million over 50 years. Relocating the Strasbourg seat to Brussels would cut costs even more, saving an estimated €2.5 billion in the next 50 years. That amounts to €113.8 million per year, the Court of Auditors calculated.
Until recently, there were no reliable numbers outlining the additional costs and certain costs were arbitrarily included or excluded in calculations.
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