• 12-JUN-2012

The EPP Group no Longer Works with the EU Danish Presidency

During the monthly press briefing in Strasbourg the Chairman of the largest and most influential political Group in the European Parliament, Joseph Daul stated that the EPP Group will no longer work with the EU Danish Presidency. The Chairman of the EPP Group, Joseph Daul considers as unacceptable and a breach of the Community method the Council's decision to change the legal basis for the new Schengen area evaluation mechanism in order to exclude the European Parliament from exercising its full powers as co-legislator. The Chairman of the largest and most influential Group in the European Parliament calls on the Council to reconsider its position and underlined the importance of preserving the Community method.