Welcome to OMEN, a page dedicated to our Love-Hate relationship with all things European.
A very bizarre rule but one which is absolutely authentic. Nigel Cawthorne, author of The Strange Laws of Old England, explains: "Anyone who dies there is technically entitled to a state funeral. If they see you looking a bit sick they carry you out quickly."
In all fairness, Barcelona is rather warm for most of the year and, with the amount of mini skirts being worn there, it's rather hard to keep your mind on things of a "spiritual" nature.
Interesting way of spending that budget. I would have loved to have been a fly in the room during that meeting.