Laws for the net
This is what’s in it for you
Who says the European Parliament is
only interested in crooked cucumbers?
Five laws from Europe and what
they do for you.
- All weapons exported from Europe are required to have two centimeters of curvature for every ten centimeters of barrel. This great idea for world peace came from the mind of Martin Sonneborn, an MEP who proposed a motion to this effect in the European Parliament. But was he just having a bit of fun? Sadly, yes – it was just a joke. For who isn’t aware: Martin Sonneborn represents Die PARTEI, a German parody party that won a seat in the European Parliament in 2014. His motion was to fall by the wayside, as was his attempt to reintroduce the long-repealed regulation on crooked cucumbers.
But the European Parliament is about much more than just twisted cucumbers and curved gun barrels. In fact, it produced countless laws that turn out to be very useful to you. To follow are just five of the more notable of them.