Monday, February 21, 2011

What has Brok been up to?

In an odd little piece in the European Voice we learn that there is an ongoing attempt to lift veteran EPP and CDU player Elmar Brok's immunity.
The European Parliament's legal affairs committee has been asked to lift the parliamentary immunity of Elmar Brok, a German centre-right MEP.

A spokeswoman for the committee said the MEP had been asked to attend a behind-closed-doors hearing next Monday (28 February) to discuss the request. There is no information on why a request to lift Brok's immunity has been filed or who filed it.

Brok's office in Brussels said the MEP would issue a statement later today.
I shall watch this space with great interest.

1 comment:

Peter said...

One just had to google to learn that public prosecutor's office in Bielefeld/ Germany already filed the request last November ( However, it doesn't say what the reason is for this request.