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BSW members of the European Parliament shall be non-attached

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Sahra Wagenknecht's coalition gained 6.2 % within the European elections. This means six seats for the longer term EU Parliament. During the negotiations, efforts had been made to get the Five Star Movement from Italy on board. But their hopes weren’t fulfilled.

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DThe members of the Sahra Wagenknecht Alliance (BSW) is not going to initially belong to any group within the European Parliament. In latest weeks, they’ve labored intensively with the Five Star Movement from Italy to type a brand new group within the EU Parliament, mentioned the get together's prime candidate for the European elections, Fabio De Masi.

“We have come very close to a new political formation, as 20 members from six countries have expressed their interest.” In the top, nonetheless, he mentioned, there was no willingness among the many negotiating companions who had joined on the final minute to construct a brand new group in a brief area of time.

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The newly based BSW gained 6.2 % (6 seats) within the European elections at first of June. To type a gaggle within the European Parliament with seats in Strasbourg, France, and Brussels, not less than 23 members are wanted, and parliamentarians from not less than 1 / 4, i.e. seven, of the EU international locations have to be represented. The members might not belong to multiple group. In order to be acknowledged at first of the brand new legislative interval, the teams should represent themselves by July 16, in line with parliamentary info.

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The subsequent few years in Brussels shall be used, even with out a parliamentary group, to “advance our political priorities” with different critics of the Commission, probably underneath the management of the German Ursula von der Leyen, De Masi continued. “We are striving for close cooperation or a shadow parliamentary group with interested democratic parties.” They are assured “that with our work we will lay the foundation for our own parliamentary group in the EU Parliament in the not too distant future.” The parliamentary teams may also represent themselves in the course of the legislative interval.

Von der Leyen is looking for a second time period as President of the European Commission. In order to maintain her prime submit for one more 5 years, the CDU politician should win the help of a majority of members of the brand new EU Parliament within the subsequent few weeks.