From the official website:
May 9 is Europe Day, and in celebration of all the success of the European Union the European Institutions are having a series of major events to mark it next weekend.
UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall lambasted the events, "I am sure the millions left destitute and unemployed by the EU's ruinous policies will join me in denouncing these events.
"How dare the Eurocrats party on down to nightclub sounds, free concerts and cookery displays when so many are suffering.
"The European Parliament is boasting of Laughter Yoga sessions which describes itself as not needing, 'a sense of humour, no funny jokes or comedy programmes - just a willingness to laugh'. How appropriate. The Eurocrats are laughing at us, quite literally, at our expense. These people are like the ancien regiem, they have learnt nothing from the past few years.
"They carry on in their insulated bubble, divorced from reality, pretending that all is well behind their subsidised walls. It is a disgrace, but reveals the contempt with which they hold the populations of the European Union."