Martin Schultz as some will know resigned as President of the European Parliament to return to politics in his homeland, Germany.
The EU will vote tomorrow, 17/1/17 for a new European Union President. The leading candidates are Guy Verhofstadt (Belgium), Giani Patella (Italy) and Antonio Tajani (Italy).
I have to say what an awful selection!
There is talk of rifts already and Guy Verhofstadt has lost some of his 'perceived' clout as there is angst he was considering joining with the Italian Comedian Beppa Grillo of Italy's Five Star Movement.
Could the 'strong hold' of those belonging in the EPP section of the European Union slip from under them I wonder. That would not please the likes of Angela Merkel and put a possible rocket up the EU Parliament, or not as the case may be.
It could get interesting but as per normal no doubt our media will not give it much cover, sadly.
POGS Mon 16-Jan-17 22:44:47
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