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Conservatives and UKIP absent from Budget Commissioner hearings at European Parliament

The Committees of the European Parliament commenced hearings on the appointment of the new members of the European Commission today. One of the first, which is ongoing right now, is the Budget Committee's hearing on Janusz Lewandowski, the nominated Commissioner for Budgets.

Representatives of the EPP, Socialist, Liberal and Green groups all asked questions. Next came the turns of the Conservative ECR group and the Eurosceptic group led by UKIP. Oops, they were all absent. The Conservatives' two members of the committee and Marta Andreasen of UKIP ... weren't there. Value for money and the fight against fraud are being debated right now in the absence of British sceptics.

Posted on Monday, January 11, 2010 at 01:05PM by Registered CommenterDr Giacomo Benedetto | CommentsPost a Comment

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