Dear journalists and correspondents,
all political groups have now tabled their amendments to the tough draft resolution of the budget control committee on the appointment of Martin Selmayr. As a consequence of the hearing the resolution criticizes in unambigious terms the intransparent appointment procedure and calls for change. The amendments will be discussed in a public session of the committee on the 9th of April and then voted on the 16th of April. It will have to go to the plenary of the Parliament. We will publish our assessment of the amendments on Monday.
It is quite striking that several EPP amendments try to weaken the resolution while many amendments of all other political groups tend to even reenforce the already strong text.
All amendments can be found here: https://sven-giegold.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-04-05_CONT_selmayr_amendments_1150205EN.pdf
The draft resolution can be read here: https://sven-giegold.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/motion_BUDG_selmayr_1149163EN.pdf