Skip to comments.Pro-EU forces shut out euroskeptics from Parliament top jobs
Posted on 07/07/2014 2:53:05 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Euroskeptic deputies were denied several of the European Parliaments top committee posts on Monday (7 July), as the assemblys centrist groups joined forces to shut them out.
The committees elected chairpersons and vice-chairpersons using the DHondt method on the relative sizes of the EU assemblys seven political groups.
Twenty one of the 22 committee chair posts, and the vast majority of the 88 vice-chair roles, were uncontested and elected by acclaim.
However, the conservative EPP, center-left S&D and liberal ALDE groups on the petitions committee joined forces to reject Eleanora Evi, a member of the euroskeptic EFDD group from Italian comic Beppe Grillos Five Star Movement, instead voting by a 23 to 8 margin in favor of Swedish liberal Cecilia Wijkstrom.
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