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ECR: the EPP/ALDE deal is more of the same, failed approach

17 January 2017

ECR: the EPP/ALDE deal is more of the same, failed approach

The ECR group has today refused to endorse the agreement made between the EPP and ALDE groups, arguing that many aspects of it represent the failed policies of the past.

The ECR group has today refused to endorse the agreement made between the EPP and ALDE groups, arguing that many aspects of it represent the failed policies of the past.

ECR leader Syed Kamall MEP said:

“We agree with the EPP and ALDE that Europe is in crisis, but we cannot accept an agenda that represents more of the failed centralising approach of the past.

“We are concerned that Mr Tajani, after promising to be a Speaker and not a Prime Minister of the parliament, will see this as part of his own mandate. We urge him to distance himself from this statement.”

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Contact: ECR Press Office, James Holtum on +32 473 861762; james.holtum@europarl.europa.eu

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