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EFDD calls for Juncker sacking

EFDD calls for Juncker sacking

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A motion of censure of the European Commission has today been submitted to the President of the European Parliament, in a move spearheaded by members of the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group (EFDD) and other MEPs.

The signatures of the required 76 members of the European Parliament were handed in to the office of President Schulz today. Forty-four signatures from the EFDD Group and 32 from non-attached members.

UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe who was instrumental in gathering the required signatures said,

“This motion of censure means there must now be a debate on the behaviour of President Juncker and a vote to remove the entire European Commission.

“UKIP promised at the beginning of this mandate to be ‘EU rebels with a cause’, to hold the Commission to account and this censure motion shows that we mean business. We now hope members of other groups will get behind us to censure the Commission. This motion certainly means MEPs will have an opportunity to show their true colours and let their voters know where they stand on the actions of President Juncker.”

In accordance with Article 119 of the Rules, the motion – supported by a tenth of Parliament – will be discussed and voted on by the European Parliament in plenary session in Strasbourg this week.

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