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Pro-EU forces shut out euroskeptics from Parliament top jobs
EU Observer ^ | 07.07.14 @ 23:43 | Benjamin Fox

Posted on 07/07/2014 2:53:05 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Euroskeptic deputies were denied several of the European Parliament’s top committee posts on Monday (7 July), as the assembly’s centrist groups joined forces to shut them out.

The committees elected chairpersons and vice-chairpersons using the “D’Hondt method” on the relative sizes of the EU assembly’s 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 Grillo’s Five Star Movement, instead voting by a 23 to 8 margin in favor of Swedish liberal Cecilia Wijkstrom. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: euelites; europarl; eussr; socialism

1 posted on 07/07/2014 2:53:05 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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2 posted on 07/07/2014 10:21:54 PM PDT by gattaca (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Ecclesiastes10:2)
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