European Court of Justice squanders opportunity to save 14m after rejecting bid to slash sessions in Strasbourg

European Court of Justice squanders opportunity to save 14m after rejecting bid to slash sessions in Strasbourg | UPDATED: 21:25 GMT, 13 December 2012 The highest EU court has rejected a proposal to save 14million a year by reducing the number of sessions the European Parliament holds in the French city of Strasbourg. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said the proposed change went against EU treaties and it was up to national governments, not the parliament, to make such decisions. EU treaties oblige the parliament to hold 12 plenary sessions a year in Strasbourg, 270 miles from Brussels, which is home to the European Commission, the EU executive.