Celebrating a half-century of "all-washed-up-ness"

Fifty years of EU bungling was marked yesterday by a huge tidal wave across Belgium, which went largely unnoticed by Brussels residents.

A representative from the European Climate Change Program said it represented "a stark warning [which will] open our eyes to the dangers of global warming, carbon emissions and bureaucracy".

Commission officials are understood to be working flat out to repair damage caused to inter-institutional decision-making procedures, which have never really recovered since the catastrophic Treaty of Rome in 1957.

The Council is working on the removal of a boat (pictured) which is understood to have been carried on a flood of paperwork from Germany.

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