The EU parliament has appointed a Luxembourgish Social Democrat to succeed the deputy speaker of the parliament, who was sacked over corruption allegations. Eva Kaili chosen. A majority of MEPs voted in favor in Strasbourg on Wednesday Marc Angel as the new Vice-President of the European Parliament. The 59-year-old belongs to the same faction as Kaili before being expelled from the party family.
Angel was one of three candidates. France’s Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield ran for the Greens, and Italy’s Annalisa Tardino for the right-wing populist faction ID. In Kaili’s place, Angel will now be one of the 14 vice-presidents of parliament. He has been a deputy since 2019.
Kaili fell in December
The European Parliament sacked Kaili with an overwhelming majority in December, shortly after corruption allegations against the 44-year-old and other suspects became known. The Greek politician and three other suspects are accused of money laundering and corruption. The Gulf State Qatar such as Morocco they are said to have tried to influence the decisions of the European Parliament. Both countries reject this.
SPÖ-EU Head of Delegation Andreas Schieder and Vice-President of the European Parliament Evelyn Regner congratulated Angel in a broadcast. “We are convinced that he will carry out this role in the best interest of European citizens. It is particularly important now that this role is filled by a credible and principled person who can shape progressive policies with us and work with us to achieve more transparency,” the two said. social democrats.