The President of the European Parliament, Mr. Martin Schulz, should seriously consider his resignation, after the results of the Greek referendum of July 5.
He spent the last week in campaigning for a Yes-vote, for the fall of the legitimate Greek government, for its “substitution by a technocratic government”, ready to accept the untenable austerity proposals coming from the troika: proposals which don’t contemplate the restructuring of the debt demanded in the last days by the IMF itself. He brazenly called Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras a “manipulator” of its people.
His behaviour has been partial, brutal, obtuse, and it is without precedents in the history of the European Union and its Parliament.
He should resign, even if the results of the referendum had been different.
What is in question, is the capacity of Martin Schulz of representing in its entirety the European Parliament he presides. He already showed the same partiality and the same disrespect on other crucial issues – among them the TTIP – before the parliamentarians even discussed them.
In fact, he is deeply discrediting the European institutions and the office he holds.
Barbara Spinelli (GUE/NGL Mep, Italy)
Eleonora Forenza (GUE/NGL Mep, Italy)
Malin Björk (GUE/NGL Mep, Sweden)
Luke Ming Flanagan (GUE/NGL Mep, Ireland)
Ernest Urtasun (Greens/EFA Mep, Spain)
Molly Scott Cato (Greens/EFA Mep, United Kingdom)
Karima Delli (Greens/EFA Mep, France)
Pascal Durand (Greens/EFA Mep, France)
Michèle Rivasi (Greens/EFA Mep, France)